Formula One star Lando Norris will join round five of the Supercars All Stars Eseries tonight as a wildcard entrant, becoming the second Formula One driver to do so after Max Verstappen filled the slot for round two in April.
The 20-year-old McLaren F1 team driver will compete across three races at the computer-generated version of real-life F1 circuit, Belgium’s Circuit de Spar-Francorchamps – more commonly referred to as ‘Spa’.
“I’m super excited to announce I’ll be joining the Supercars grid in Spa this week,” Norris said. “There’s a lot of fast drivers in it, it’s going to be very tough, very competitive.”
In addition to Norris, round five of the Eseries will also see three other wildcard entrants join the grid, including Australian Formula 3 competitor Jack Doohan, and Broc Feeny and Jayden Ojedoa – both drivers in the Dunlop Super2 Series (a lower tier of the Supercars competition).
Above: Carnage at round four of the Eseries
Scott McLaughlin maintains his championship lead entering round five, with Cameron Waters in second place and Shane van Gisbergen filling out the top three.
The All Stars Eseries competition is Supercars’ answer to postponement of its real-life racing calendar due to COVID-19, pitting its racers against each other online in racing simulators.
Round five of the All Stars Eseries will get underway tonight from 7-9pm AEST. A live broadcast will be available on Fox Sports, Kayo, Sky Sports (NZ) and 10 Play.
Races are also available online via Supercars' Facebook page.