BWT Racing point are ready for the upcoming Pro E-Sports Series with driver line up consisting of Lucas Blakeley, Daniele Haddad and Shanaka Clay. The Series is due to start this week.
Previously to lock down the world of E-sports racing was large in its own right. Because of the pandemic and the delayed start of the F1 championship, the E-sports viewers grew especially to tune into the F1 stars and other Sporting Celebrates take to the Virtual world.
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Fans can follow live coverage on the team’s social channels, while Formula 1 has increased its broadcast offering for 2020.
The F1 E-sports Pro Series has had some tweaks ahead of the 2020 campaign including a new qualifying format that will closely replicate the real-world Formula 1 qualifying format.
Qualifying will now be broadcast over Twitch and Huya, while the daily evening shows will be broadcast live through Formula 1’s select TV partners.
The Races have been extended to 35% race distance for this years campaign which will put further strain onto the drivers.
Fans in the UK, Italy and Germany can see the action unfold on Sky Sports, with ESPN providing the broadcast for the USA.
A Few Words
Lucas Blakeley, Esports Driver at BWT Racing Point F1 Esports Team:
"It's always exciting in the build-up to a new season of the F1 Esports Pro Series. The season opener is going to be all about getting into the zone and preparing as best as we can. I'm feeling confident and I'm looking forward to experiencing the new format changes, it's going to make for a really intense spectacle. Vietnam has the potential to be a deciding race. It's a very tricky street circuit and I think that's where most of the mistakes are going to be made because it's a massive challenge for a driver. Personally, I really enjoy Bahrain, so I hope to be strong there too."
Daniele Haddad, Esports Driver at BWT Racing Point F1 Esports Team:
"It's going to be a tough campaign this year as the competition is so high, but I truly believe we're ready to compete for great results. It's about keeping our focus and being clinical when opportunities arrive. I'm confident going into the event as we've had a strong pre-season. We’re excited and ready to prove ourselves in a really varied triple-header to start the season. It's going to be strange not to be racing in a studio event as the atmosphere is so incredible, but it's a credit to Formula 1 and everyone involved that we can put on a show remotely and I think it's going to be a great season for the fans."
Shanaka Clay, Esports Driver at BWT Racing Point F1 Esports Team:
“I'm really looking forward to the season getting started. Obviously, I won't be driving and instead I'll be in a reserve role for the first event. I'm very keen to work hard and help Lucas and Daniele in any way that I can. They've both been with the team for over a year and they have that existing relationship, which is hugely important, and I can learn from that. When I get my chance on track, I'll be ready to prove myself. But whether it's on the track or off the track, I'll work just as hard to make sure we're getting strong results for the team. We've had good preparation and we can be confident for this season.”