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The 37th Nazionale Piloti season will officially start on May 22nd in Menton (France) with the traditional Monegasque event: the 26th edition of the World Stars Football Match will be held on Tuesday 22 May at 6.30pm at the Lucien Rhein Stadium in Menton (France).

A great evening of charity, sport and glamour in occasion of the 60th anniversary of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and 25th anniversary of the Star Team MC, the opposing team for this event. Like every year, the event will be broadcast on an international TV channel.

Nazionale Piloti colours will be defended by: Riccardo Patrese (1992 Formula One Vice-World Champion), Mika Hakkinen (1998 and 1999 Formula One World Champion), Felipe Massa (the new President of CIK-FIA, the karting international commission and beloved former Ferrari driver), Pierre Gasly (in Formula One with Toro Rosso, 4th in Bahrain), Charles Leclerc (Sauber Alfa Romeo, sixth and “Driver of the Day” in Baku), Antonio Giovinazzi (Scuderia Ferrari third driver), Giancarlo Fisichella (protagonist in FIA WEC and in the Italian GT), Ivan Capelli (former Scuderia Ferrari driver), Maro Engel (on top in both Blancpain GT Endurance and in FIA Formula E), Luca Filippi (racing in FIA Formula E), Kristian Ghedina (one of the Italian most winning skier) and the goalkeepers Matteo Munari and Lorenzo Mazzi.

FIA F2 drivers will support the team: Jack Aitken (ART Grand Prix and Formula One third driver with Renault and Race 2 winner in Barcelona), Sean Gelael (Prema Racing), Nyck De Vries (Prema Racing, second in Race 1 in Spain), Sergio Sette Camara (Carlin), Louis Delétraz (Charouz).

Some other protagonists of the most important motorsport championships confirmed as well: Paolo Ligresti (former Ferrari challenge driver), Marvin Kirchhöfer (Aston Martin R-Motorsport in Blancpain GT Endurance), Johnny Cecotto (former GP2 Series driver), Giovanni Altoè and Giacomo Altoè (both racing in the TCR DSG championship).

Former professional football players will strengthen the team such as former Italian national team members Federico Balzaretti and Sandro Cois. Names confirmed today 15th May.

Tickets can be purchased at the tourist office in Menton (ph: +33.4.9241.7676) on-line here http://www.digitick.com/26-eme-world-stars-football-match-sport-stade-lucien-rhein-menton-22-mai-2018-css5-otmenton-pg101-ri5385607.html or directly to the stadium on match day.