F1 drivers to face Prince’s All-Star team in charity match in Monaco

Photo: starteamforthechildren.org
Photo: starteamforthechildren.org

In the traditional build-up to the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, Championship leader Sebastian Vettel and reigning World Champion Nico Rosberg are among those taking part in next week’s charity football match.

Formula One drivers, as well as a number of guest players, will take on the AS Star Team, which is led by Prince Albert and coached by Claudio Ranieri.

Ranieri is no stranger to Monaco, having coached the local team before being fired in 2014 after Monaco finished runners-up in Ligue 1. He went on to lead the UK’s lowly Leicester City to a surprise Premier League triumph in the 2015/16 season.

Joining Vettel and Rosberg, who retired at the end of last season, will be Felipe Massa, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Pérez, Esteban Ocon, Carlos Sainz Jr., Daniil Kvyat and Pascal Wehrlein.

The match, which was created by Prince Albert II in 1993, takes place on Tuesday, May 23, at Stade Louis II, with kick off at 7 pm.

Proceeds go to the AS Star Team for Children foundation, supporting underprivileged children around the world.

 

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