Formula 1 is taking its esports focus to the next level this year with the F1 Esports Pro Series 2018.

The F1 Esports Pro Series 2018 is an esports tournament backed by the official teams competing in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

The Pro Series will consist of 3 live events hosted at London’s Gfinity Esports Arena, Kicking off October 10. The second event will take place on October 31, with the grand final spread across November 16/17. The events will be streamed live on Facebook and broadcast globally on selected TV networks.

Julian Tan, Head of Digital Growth & F1 Esports at Formula 1 has made the following statement:

“The launch of the Pro Series is a pivotal moment for the F1 Esports Series. In a short space of time the drivers have come together from all around the world to join their official F1 teams; and will now take their passion for motorsport and gaming from home all the way to the podium. With the F1 teams involved we have been able to combine the power of Esports with the magic of Formula 1, establishing an adrenaline-fuelled series that has been streamed across the globe. Now it’s time for the teams to deliver their best performances, and we can’t wait to crown this year’s Teams’ and Drivers’ Champions.”

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The rosters for The F1 Esports Pro Series 2018 are as follows:

Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 eSports Team

  • Allert van der Wal
  • Sonu Saltunc
  • Salih Saltunc

Haas F1 Esports Team

  • Martin Stefanko
  • Michal Smidl

Hype Energy eForce India F1 Esports Team

  • Fabrizio Donoso Delgado
  • Mads Sorensen
  • Marcel Kiefer

McLaren Shadow

  • Olli Pahkala
  • Bono Huis
  • Enzo Bonito

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports

  • Daniel Bereznay
  • Brendon Leigh
  • Harry Jacks

Red Bull Racing Esports Team

  • Joni Tormala
  • Graham Carroll

Renault Sport Team Vitality

  • Kimmy Larsson
  • James Doherty
  • Sven Zurner

Toro Rosso Esports Team

  • Cem Bolukbasi
  • Patrick Holzmann
  • Frederik Rasmussen

Williams Esports

  • Tino Naukkarinen
  • Alvaro Carreton
  • Alex Hanses

The F1 Esports Pro Series 2018 kicks off October 10. Interested in F1 2018? Read our full review here! 


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