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

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.

What can you expect from the 2021 season?

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.

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

Driver A
Driver B
Driver C
Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN F1 Esports
Simon Weigang
Filip Presnajder
Thijmen Schutte
Scuderia AlphaTauri Esports Team
Joni Tormala
Sebastian Job
Dario Lemmulo
Alpine Esports Team
Nicolas Longuet
Fabrizio Donoso
Patrik Sipos
Aston Martin Cognizant Esports Team
Lucas Blakeley
Daniele Haddad
Shanaka Clay
FDA Esports Team
David Tonizza
Brendon Leigh
Domenico Lovece
Uralkali Haas F1 Team Esports
Cedric Thome
Samuel Libeert
Matthjs van Erven
McLaren Shadow
Daniel Bereznay
Bardia Broumand
Josh Idowu
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team
Jarno Opmeer
Dani Moreno
Bono Huis
Red Bull Racing Esports
Marcel Kiefer
Frederik Rasmussen
Liam Parnell
Williams Esports
Alvaro Carreton
Michael Romanidis
Alessio 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.

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.

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.

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