While the real-life Formula 1 season continues at pace, the F1 Esports Series Pro Championship presented by Aramco will return this week with an enhanced offering.
Debuting on Wednesday September 14, a new three day per event format is set to be used, while there will also be more live shows than ever before – as drivers and teams go wheel-to-wheel for a massive $750,000 prize pot.
In 2022, four events will be held, all featuring three days of action – with qualifying and the race for each round taking place on standalone days. The new campaign kicks off at the Sakhir International Circuit on Wednesday, before trips to Imola and Silverstone on Thursday and Friday.
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Additions to this year’s F1 Esports calendar include Suzuka and the Yas Marina Circuit, with the Abu Dhabi venue playing host to the season finale – mirroring the F1 championship.
Each and every qualifying session will be shown live on the official F1 YouTube, Twitch and Huya channels, with the race to be broadcast on the same platforms, plus Facebook. All race day streams will also be broadcast by select television broadcasters, including Sky Sports F1, Viaplay and ESPN.
As usual, production will come live from the Gfinity Arena in London, but drivers will continue to race from team Esports facilities or factories, or their own homes, and will compete on the official F1 22 video game, developed by EA and Codemasters.
2022 F1 Esports calendar
|1||14 September||1||Sakhir, Bahrain|
|15 September||2||Imola, Italy|
|16 September||3||Silverstone, Great Britain|
|2||12 October||4||Red Bull Ring, Austria|
|13 October||5||Spa, Belgium|
|14 October||6||Zandvoort, Netherlands|