After getting his first two victories in the season at Spa-Francorchamps and Monza with the immense Leclerc, Ferrari also achieved his first victory in the F1 Esports Pro Series. And to think that the Cavallino team has long been reluctant to participate in the F1 championship.
The Formula 1 Esports Pro Series began in 2017 and last year the royal teams decided to enter the competitive gaming market. Ferrari, on the other hand, decided not to participate in 2018, taking over only this year with the Ferrari Driver Academy.
At the team’s debut and in the first race of the 2019 series, Italian player David Tonizza won at the Bahrain International Circuit. Tonizza also won the second race at the Shanghai circuit, before Red Bull driver Frederik Rasmussen won a third race on the Baku street circuit.
Last season’s reigning champion, Leigh, is now only sixth in the overall standings with 22 points, while Tonizza is firmly in the lead, ahead of Rasmussen, in second place with 43 points. The first three races represented the first of four live events that will take place between September and December to declare the 2019 champion. Total prize money of $500,000 is up for grabs.