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About F1 Esports Series competition

F1 Esports Series

The FIA Formula One Esports Series is a professional esports event promoted by Formula One. The event was created to involve the Formula One video game and its community of players closer to the sport of Formula One. The first Formula One esports event was announced on 21 August 2017, with the qualification and finals stages to be held on the game of the 2017 championship.

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2018 F1 Esports Pro Series Live Event Two – All You Need To Know

F1 Esports Series

October 31, 2018

It’s been almost three weeks since the drama and thrills of the opening event of the F1 New Balance Esports Pro Series 2018 – but now it’s time to get excited all over again. On Wednesday 31 October the nine official F1 Esports teams and their drivers return to the Gfinity Esports Arena in London for Live Event Two, where they will resume rivalries and battle for crucial points across three more races.

After taking on Circuit Paul Ricard first, in Race Four of the Pro Series, the drivers will face the twin challenge of Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps for Race Five and Race Six respectively, both of which will be broadcast live on the official F1 Facebook page from 1900 GMT, and on selected TV networks around the world.

Mercedes AMG-Petronas Esports driver Brendon Leigh was the star of the opening event. The 2017 F1 Esports Series champion powered to victory at Melbourne in Race One and topped the podium again with a win at Shanghai in Race Two. In Race Three, at Baku, he looked set for a stunning hat-trick of wins – but was dramatically passed in the final few metres by Toro Rosso Esports driver Frederik Rasmussen.

So after three races it’s Leigh who tops the driver standings, ahead of his Mercedes teammate Daniel Bereznay, who joined Leigh on the podium after Race Two and Race Three. Rasmussen is close behind in third, but with seven races still to come there are plenty of chances for the rest of the drivers to move themselves into contention. And while the opening event belonged to Mercedes, the other eight official F1 Esports teams have had three weeks to regroup as they look to close the gap in the team standings.

EVENT TWO START TIMES:

  • Race Four: 31 Oct, 1115 GMT – Circuit Paul Ricard
  • Race Five: 31 Oct, 1940 GMT – Silverstone (broadcast live)
  • Race Six: 31 Oct, 2020 GMT – Spa-Francorchamps (broadcast live)

 
 

F1 New Balance Esports Series 2018: Live Event One

F1 Esports Series

October 9, 2018

The waiting is almost over and the stage is being set – on Wednesday 10 October, at the Gfinity Esports Arena in London, the F1 New Balance Esports Series 2018 gets under way with the first live event. Stars from the F1 world and the gaming world will be in attendance to celebrate the launch of the revamped series, which features official F1 Esports teams for the first time.

The opening three races of the ten-race Pro Series will be take place on the opening day, with races two and three broadcast live on the official F1 Facebook page between 1900 and 2100 BST. It is also being broadcast on several TV networks across the world, with the inaugural Pro Series capturing the imagination of gamers and motorsport fans everywhere.

25 drivers are eligible to take part in the opening three races, although the nine teams must field a maximum of two drivers per race. Races will be preceded by practice and qualifying sessions at each of the three virtual F1 circuits. The drivers will be battling each other on the latest version of the official F1 video game – F1 2018™️, published by Codemasters. They will score points in each race, using the same scoring system used in Formula 1. The winners of the driver and team championships will be those with the most number of points accrued over the course of the entire series.

Competition will be fierce from the beginning. More than 66,000 drivers entered via online qualifying earlier in 2018. Just 25 remain, indicating just how high the standard will be as we get under way in London.

SCHEDULE: LIVE EVENT ONE, WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER

  • 1310 Practice One: Albert Park
  • 1340 Qualifying One: Albert Park
  • 1410 Race One: Albert Park
  • 1500 Practice Two: Shanghai International Circuit
  • 1530 Qualifying Two: Shanghai International Circuit
  • 1600: Practice Three: Baku City Circuit
  • 1630: Qualifying Three: Baku City Circuit
  • 1900: Live broadcast begins on F1 Facebook page
  • 1940: Race Two: Shanghai International Circuit
  • 2020: Race Three: Baku City Circuit
  • 2100: Live broadcast ends