F1 Esports 2021: Driver lineups, confirmed calendar, tracks, how to watch, & more

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As summer drifts away it can only mean one thing, F1 Esports is on the way!

The 2021 F1 Esports Series Pro Championship is the fifth season of F1 Esports, and it sees some huge driver moves along with the most competitive grid in F1 Esports history.

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What can you expect from the 2021 season?

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Champions on the move

After claiming his first F1 Esports Drivers' Championship with Alfa Romeo last year, Jarno Opmeer has been snatched up by Mercedes, who had an opening following Brendon Leigh's surprise move to FDA Esports, aka Ferrari.

Leigh takes his two Championships to Maranello where he partners with 2019 Champion David Tonizza in the scarlet Ferrari.

F1 Esports Austria Red Bull 1 2 PIC 1
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COMING FOR THE KING: Can anyone dethrone Red Bull?

Meanwhile the two-time Teams' Champions Red Bull will return both Frede Rasmussen and Marcel Kiefer as they look to make it three titles in a row.

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With the majority of the $750,000 prize fund handed out based on Teams' Championship standings, everyone will be taking aim at Red Bull's crown.

The complete lineup, along with the schedule and tracks on which they will be racing was all revealed in the Preview Show.

Complete driver lineup

Team Driver A Driver B Driver C
Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN F1 EsportsSimon WeigangFilip PresnajderThijmen Schutte
Scuderia AlphaTauri Esports TeamJoni TormalaSebastian JobDario Lemmulo
Alpine Esports TeamNicolas LonguetFabrizio DonosoPatrik Sipos
Aston Martin Cognizant Esports TeamLucas BlakeleyDaniele HaddadShanaka Clay
FDA Esports TeamDavid TonizzaBrendon LeighDomenico Lovece
Uralkali Haas F1 Team EsportsCedric ThomeSamuel LibeertMatthjs van Erven
McLaren ShadowDaniel BereznayBardia BroumandJosh Idowu
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports TeamJarno OpmeerDani MorenoBono Huis
Red Bull Racing EsportsMarcel KieferFrederik RasmussenLiam Parnell
Williams EsportsAlvaro CarretonMichael RomanidisAlessio Di Capua

Race schedule

Like last year, there will be 12 races split over four events, with each event running over two days. It's a blitz of action across two months for the 30 drivers, leaving very little room for error.

Once again drivers are competing from remote locations, with the broadcast being housed from the Gfinity Arena in London.

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Event 1

The first set of races will run over 13-14 October and feature racing at Bahrain, China, and Austria.

Event 2

The second event runs from 27-28 October and will see a trio of historic venues used: Silverstone, Monza, and Spa.

Event 3

There is then a month break before event 3 which is 24-25 November. New circuit Portimao will feature, along with Zandvoort and Austin.

Portimao track
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PORTI-WOW: Fans love the rolling corners of Portimao

Event 4

The Grand Finale will run from 15-16 December, and feature Imola as well as the Mexican and Brazilian Grands Prix.

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How to watch F1 Esports 2021

Fans around the world will be glad to hear that you don't need a Sky Sports F1 subscription or ESPN account to watch F1 Esports.

Every show this season will be streamed on the official F1 YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch channels.