The penultimate spherical of this yr’s F1 Esports Collection introduced by Aramco noticed a trio of thrilling races at a few of motorsport’s most iconic circuits as drivers fought it out at Silverstone, Spa and Monza in Occasion 3. Alfa Romeo’s Jarno Opmeer and Crimson Bull lead the respective championships as there are simply three races left on this yr’s Grand Ultimate, as they try and get their palms on the $750,000 prize pot.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers are racing remotely for the primary time this yr, however the in style reside exhibits proceed to be broadcast from the Gfinity Esports Enviornment in London, as we guarantee followers don’t miss a second of the motion.
Within the first of Wednesday’s two races, Renault’s Nicolas Longuet took his maiden F1 Esports victory at Silverstone, following a dramatic race on the residence of the British Grand Prix. He was pushed all the way in which to the top by McLaren’s Dani Moreno, who stole P2 outright on the ultimate nook, and Alfa Romeo’s Dani Bereznay, who was bumped as much as third after Crimson Bull’s Frede Rasmussen and Marcel Kiefer have been each handed time penalties which meant they dropped additional down the sphere.
Wednesday’s motion continued with a visit to Spa, a circuit that’s amongst drivers’ most liked tracks, combining difficult quick corners with lengthy straights, and it didn’t disappoint. Rasmussen ran out eventual winner, sealing a vital victory within the race for the title, forward of Bereznay and Kiefer in second and third respectively.
Occasion Three ended at considered one of System 1’s quickest tracks, Monza, as drivers have been capable of put pedal to the metallic for nearly the whole lap, giving us among the quickest lap occasions we’ve seen this season. Figuring out time is working out to select up wins Ferrari’s David Tonizza gave all of it he needed to safe victory on the Italian circuit, with Opmeer and Mercedes’ Brendon Leigh rounding off the highest three.
The Occasion Three outcomes imply Opmeer, Rasmussen, Kiefer and Longuet have an opportunity to win the title within the last rounds, while Alfa Romeo and Crimson Bull shall be preventing to the top to take residence the group’s championship this yr.
Consideration now turns to the Grand Ultimate, on 16-17 December, as drivers take to the monitor for the final time this yr with a double-header at Suzuka and Mexico Metropolis, earlier than the season attracts to a detailed at Interlagos, the place many real-life world championships have gone all the way down to the wire.
The reside present was streamed on-line by way of F1’s official channels on Fb, YouTube, Twitch and Huya, in addition to broadcast by worldwide tv companions akin to ESPN (US), Sky (UK) and Ziggo (Netherlands).
Following an enormous yr for F1 Esports, which noticed over 30 million folks tune in to the Digital Grand Prix Collection, extra folks than ever wish to become involved. The second and last devoted qualifying occasion for the 2021 F1 Esports Collection is now open till the top of November on F1 2020, the newly-released official videogame developed by Codemasters.
Julian Tan, Head of Digital Enterprise Initiatives & Esports at System 1 stated:
“The F1 Esports Collection continues to exhibit the perfect of esports, the place we’re capable of placed on sensational racing leisure for our followers, each outdated and new to the game, in a protected and safe means. It’s been a terrific showcase all season and with solely three races to go, all eyes shall be on Jarno Opmeer, Marcel Kiefer and Frede Rasmussen to see who claims the 2020 F1 Esports Collection Drivers’ Championship and which F1 group is topped 2020 F1 Esports Collection Constructors’ Champion!”
Frank Sagnier, CEO at Codemasters stated:
“Even with out the thrill of a packed enviornment, the competitors has been as fierce and aggressive as ever. As we enter the enterprise finish of the season, all eyes at the moment are on Jarno Opmeer to see if he can convey residence his and Alfa Romeo’s first World Championship.”
John Clarke, CEO at Gfinity stated:
“This has been one other sensible racing spectacle for followers across the globe to get pleasure from. Though the drivers are in several places around the globe, the races and the present oozes aggressive stress. The scene is now been set for a shocking climax to the season, with the Gfinity Enviornment able to rock. Convey it on!”
For extra data on the F1 Esports Collection introduced by Aramco go to www.f1esports.com.