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)