Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg headline Monaco charity football match
Formula 1 Championship leader Sebastian Vettel and reigning World Champion Nico Rosberg headline the participants in next week’s charity football match in Monaco, as part of the traditional build-up to the race in the Principality.
Formula 1 drivers, along with some additional guests, will take on the AS Star Team, led by Prince Albert II and coached by Claudio Ranieri, who guided Leicester City to an unexpected Premier League triumph in the 2015/16 season.
Vettel will be joined on the pitch by current champion Rosberg, who retired at the end of last season, following his title success.
Among the current grid, Felipe Massa, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Pérez, Esteban Ocon, Carlos Sainz Jr., Daniil Kvyat and Pascal Wehrlein will all trade helmets for boots.
An array of rising stars will also be playing, including Sauber stand-in Antonio Giovinazzi, F2 title leader Charles Leclerc, his fellow Ferrari protégé Antonio Fuoco and F3 racer Mick Schumacher.
1998/99 World Champion Mika Häkkinen, along with son Hugo, will also represent Nazionale Piloti, with Giancarlo Fisichella the other ex-F1 racer in action.
The match takes place next Tuesday (23 May) at the Stade Louis II, with kick off scheduled for 19:00 local time.