Fanatec becomes sponsor and official supplier of the F1 Esports Series, the virtual competition of the queen category.
Fanatec will be responsible for providing the flyers and pedals for that competition and the Fan-Zone of each circuit. As of 2019, the pilots of the F1 Esports Series will also run with cockpit and seats of the German company.
“If there is a sport that the simulator can give you an idea of how it is, that is Formula 1,” explains Adam Crothers, director of New Digital Businesses of Formula 1. “It is vital to offer our fans a driving experience As realistic as possible, so we need to partner with companies that are at the forefront of technology, world leaders, Fanatec perfectly fulfills that premise. “
Thomas Jackermeier, executive director of Endor AG, the company behind Fanatec, welcomes the news: “We are excited that the most popular motor sport in the world is investing so much in eSports, it will take ‘simracing’ to a new level. Of all the variants of eSports, the car simulation is the only one that allows players to become better pilots in real life or even start a professional career.The flyers that Fanatec has developed for F1 Esports combine an extraordinary realism and the performance you need to compete against the best in the world. “
The Grand Circus embraced virtual motorsport for the first time in 2017. Fans from all over the world participated in an online ranking. The 40 best riders competed in a face-to-face semifinals in London, of which 20 names came out that were measured in the Grand Final, in Abu Dhabi.
This year the organizers go further and present a more ambitious format with the inclusion of the Pro Draft, which will be held on July 9 in London. In it, the 40 fastest drivers in the online ranking will fight to get a contract with one of the ten virtual teams affiliated with the real teams. The competition will take place in the coming months and will consist of three face-to-face events.