Monday morning’s alarm will be an early one for Supercars young gun Andre Heimgartner, but he is determined to ensure it is worthwhile.
The 24-year-old has been picked to race in this weekend’s official Formula 1 Eseries Grand Prix, with lights out set for 6am on Monday morning.
As coronavirus sweeps the globe, motorsport has gone virtual.
The Kiwi will represent the Renault DP World F1 Team on the virtual grid for this weekend’s Formula 1 Eseries Grand Prix, to be staged at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit on the same weekend that would have seen the Vietnam Grand Prix contested.
Supercars driver Andre Heimgartner cannot wait to get behind the wheel on the virtual grid.Source:Supplied
“I think it’s every young driver’s dream to race in Formula 1 and to get to do it online against some of the best in the world will be something I’ll never forget,” Heimgartner said.
“I’ve got a bit of Eracing experience which I think will help, but it will be interesting to see how different it is compared to Supercars.
“I’m grateful to BP-Castrol for putting my name forward and hopefully I do Supercars and everyone at Kelly Racing proud; I’m looking forward to it.”
Current and former F1 drivers plus celebrities including golfer Ian Poulter, One Direction band member Liam Payne will contest the race.
Melbourne driver Andre Heimgartner has been hand-picked to race in this weekend’s official Formula 1 Eseries Grand Prix.Source:Supplied
Heimgartner will then compete in the opening two races of the Supercars All Stars Eseries, which begins next Wednesday night.
The F1 race will begin at 6am Monday 6 April AEST and will be broadcast live in Australia on Fox Sports and Kayo.
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Originally published asSupercars young gun finds himself on F1 grid
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