Start your engines, the kicks off this Wednesday!
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The highest class of international single-seater racing is Formula 1. Naturally, the digital version of the premier competition is just as packed with highly-skilled drivers, full speed racing action and a prestigious podium.
The Formula 1 Esports Pro Series 2020 is played on Codemasters’ F1 2020 and kicks off this Wednesday, October 14, at the Bahrain International Circuit. There will be 12 rounds in total, with the last race taking place on December 17. A prize pool of $750,000 is on the line.
Just like the real-life motorsports original, racers will collect points in all rounds and whoever manages to garner the most points at the end of the season will be crowned champion. In addition to the single driver ratings, there will also be a prize for the manufacturer that acquired the most points. In last year’s series, Italian esports racer David Tonizza from Ferrari took home the trophy as champion with a score of 184. Red Bull Racing Esports Team were able to secure the first place in the manufacturer competition.
.@David_Tonizza wins first ever Drivers’ Championship with Ferrari Driver Academy #f1 #f1esports @insideFDA @redbullracingES https://t.co/CmYZrkVW7k pic.twitter.com/OY7DlhhzmZ— F1 Media (@F1Media) December 5, 2019
Participants in the F1 Esports Pro Series 2020
All 10 teams from the Formula 1 are going to compete, and each of them have picked their representatives on the virtual tracks in the so-called Pro Draft. Apart from the two main heroes on their team, the manufacturers also choose one substitute driver.
- Alfa Romeo: Daniel Bereznay, Dominik Hofmann, Jarno Opmeer
- AlphaTauri: Joni Törmälä, Manuel Biancolilla, Patrik Holzmann
- FDA Hublot: David Tonizza, Enzo Bonito, Filip Presnajder
- Haas: Cedric Thomé, Floris Wijers, Simon Weigang
- McLaren: Dani Moreno, James Baldwin, Matthias Cologon
- Mercedes: Bardia Boroumand, Bono Huis, Brendon Leigh
- Racing Point: Daniele Haddad, Lucas Blakeley, Shanaka Clay
- Red Bull: Frede Rasmussen, Marcel Kiefer, Tino Naukkarinen
- Renault: Casper Jensen, Fabrizio Donoso Delgado, Nicolas Longuet
- Williams: Alvaro Carreton, Michael Romanidis, Salih Saltunç
With 30 of the best esports drivers in F1 2020 on the grid, there will surely be exciting races ahead. If you want to read more about who could be the tournament favorite, you can head over to our article “5 drivers to watch in the F1 Esports Pro Series“.
The 2020 season consists of a total of 12 races over the course of three months. The first round starts on October 14 at 19:00 BST.
|Bahrain International Circuit||October 14|
|Hanoi Street Circuit, Vietnam||October 14|
|Shanghai International Circuit, China||October 15|
|Circuit Zandvoort, Netherlands||November 4|
|Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Canada||November 4|
|Red Bull Ring, Austria||November 5|
|Silverstone Circuit, UK||November 18|
|Circuit of Spa-Franchorchamps, Belgium||November 18|
|Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy||November 19|
|Suzuka Circuit, Japan||December 16|
|Mexico City Circuit||December 16|
|Interlagos, Brazil||December 17|
For more information on the F1 Esports Pro Series, you can check out our event coverage here, or the official homepage of F1 Esports. You can watch the event live on the official Twitch channel of Formula 1.
Want to race in the F1 Pro Series as well?
If you think you’ve got the skill to become the next F1 Esports hero: the qualifiers for the 2021 Pro Draft are already open. All you have to do is to be faster than Lewis Hamilton. You can find all information on how to qualify in our article here.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR 2021 F1 ESPORTS SERIES ARE OPEN
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