Always fancied yourself as a top-level sim racer? Then enter the 2021 Ferrari Esports Series and see if you’ve got what it takes!
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Following the success of last year’s event which saw 20,000 drivers take part, Ferrari has revealed details about this year’s Esports Series. If you want to get involved, you’d better be quick – registration opens at 21:00 CET tonight, March 16.
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Your chance to drive for the legendary prancing horse
Just like last year, the series is held on Kunos Simulazioni’s Assetto Corsa. It uses four Ferrari models, two of which are exclusive to participants in the series: namely the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo and the brand-new Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo. For the winner of the Grand Final, Ferrari is offering the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of a seat in the famous Ferrari Driver Academy Esports Team! In doing so, you could follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Giovanni De Salvo who now forms part of the esports team.
So how does it work?
The qualifying phase begins with four hotlap sessions to determine the participants in the qualifying races, which range from April 5 to the end of July. The top 48 drivers qualify for the main Ferrari Esports Series competition, which runs from late August to November. The season then culminates in the Grand Final, scheduled for mid-December. It features three races with the top 24 drivers, with the victor being crowned the 2021 Ferrari Esports Series Champion.
If you fancy yourself as more of a designer than a racer, Ferrari has also announced a new addition for you. In the brand-new Car Livery Contest, participants can design and submit liveries for the four cars used in the series via a dedicated website. The best designs will be shared on Ferrari’s official social media channels, with the most popular one being integrated into Assetto Corsa and used in the official races of the series.
You can register for the series on Ferrari’s Esports website from 21:00 CET this evening.
And if you want to follow the series, all the action will be broadcast on the Ferrari Esports Twitch channel on the last Tuesday of every month from the end of August until the end of the season in mid-December.
Will you be taking part in the 2021 Ferrari Esports Series? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!