As the real-world Formula 1 season continues at an accelerated pace while it is expected that the F1 Esports Series Pro Championship hosted by Aramco will be back this week, with a more comprehensive selection.
Starting on September 14 The new three-day per event format is scheduled to be followed, and there will be more live events than ever before, as teams and drivers race to win a huge $750,000 prize pool.
The year 2022 will see four races will be held, each with 3 days of racing with the qualifying and race for each event being held on separate days. The new season will begin with Sakhir International Circuit on Wednesday. Sakhir International Circuit on Wednesday and will then take visits towards Imola and Silverstone on Thursday and Friday.
The additions to this year’s F1 Esports schedule comprise Suzuka along with Suzuka and Yas Marina Circuit, with the Abu Dhabi venue playing host to the season’s final race that will mirror F1 championship. F1 championship.
Every race qualifying event will be broadcast at a live stream on the Official F1 YouTube, Twitch and Huya channels The race itself will be broadcast on the same platforms as well as Facebook. The race stream will be broadcast by selected television broadcasters, such as Sky Sports F1, Viaplay and ESPN.
Like every year, the production will stream direct from Gfinity Arena in London, however, the drivers will race at Esports team factories or facilities or at their home, and will race in an official F1 22 video game, created in collaboration with EA along with Codemasters.
2022 F1 Esports calendar
- Round 1 – Bahrain – 14th September
- Round 2 – Italy (Imola) – 15th September
- Round 3 – Great Britain – 16th September
- Round 4 – Austria – 12th October
- Round 5 – Belgium – 13th October
- Round 6 – Netherlands – 14th October
- Round 7 – Italy (Monza) – 2nd November
- Round 8 – Mexico – 3rd November
- Round 9 – USA (Austin) – 4th November
- Round 10 – Japan – 14th December
- Round 11 – Brazil – 15th December
- Round 12 – Abu Dhabi – 16th December
A number of high-profile driver changes took place in the last few years since the championship, including finishing third Lucas Blakeley swapping Aston Martin for McLaren Shadow, Manuel Biancolilla making a move to Aston Martin as he returns after a break of a year and Filip Presnajder switching out of Alfa Romeo to Alpine.
In the meantime, reigning champion Jarno Opmeer remains in Mercedes, Brendon Leigh stays at Ferrari along with teammate Davide Tonizza. Red Bull have retained all their drivers, including the dependable pair comprising Marcel Kiefer and Frede Rasmussen.
In terms of fresh potential, Alpine have signed Luke Smith who was 2nd in 2022’s Pro Exhibition – with Aston Martin signing Pro Exhibition semi-finalist Josh Evans and Haas secured that the 2022 Pro Exhibition champion Thomas Ronhaar.
In all, there’s been nine changes of drivers across the grid. In addition, 7 new players have also been selected for the 2022 Pro Exhibition after qualifying through one of F1 Esports Series’ qualification routes, which includes that of the DHL Time Trial.
F1 Esports 2022 grid
|Alfa Romeo ORLEN F1 Esports Team||Nicolas Longuet||French|
|Scuderia AlphaTauri Esports Team||Joni Tormala||Finnish|
|Alpine Esports Team||Luke Smith||British|
|Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Esports Team||John Evans||British|
|Scuderia Ferrari Velas Esports Team||David Tonizza||Italian|
|Haas F1 Team Esports||Thomas Ronhaar||Dutch|
|Matthjs van Erven||Dutch|
|McLaren Shadow||Wilson Hughes||British|
|Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team||Jarno Opmeer||Dutch|
|Red Bull Racing Esports||Marcel Kiefer||German|
|Williams Esports||Alvaro Carreton||Spanish|
|Shanaka Clay||Sri Lankan|