F1 teams have picked their sim racers for the F1 Esports Series
The F1 Esports Series Pro Draft is over and the nine current F1 teams have chosen their sim racers to compete in the second season of the series.
From over 60,000 entries, the pool was whittled down to just 40 gamers who fought for the right to represent the likes of Haas, Red Bull and McLaren through a series of time trials.
Some of the F1 teams have already recruited sim racers meaning that they only picked single sim racers from the Pro Draft, while other teams filled their boots by signing up three participants from the competition.
The picks from the event were as follows:
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
Red Bull Racing eSports
Joni Tormala, Graham Carroll
Renault Sport Team Vitality
Sven Zurner, Kimmy Larsson, James Doherty
Martin Stefanko, Michal Smidl
Hype Energy eForce India
Fabrizio Donoso Delgado
Cem Bolukbasi, Patrick Holzmann
Salih Saltunc, Allert van der Wal, Sonuc Saltunc
The teams will compete later this year in a three-race championship on F1 2018, fighting for the $200,000 prize fund on offer. We imagine that the series will soon expand to a full racing season that coincides with the proper F1 circuit, but it looks like we'll be waiting until 2019 for that.