Points On the Board in Tough F1 Esports Event 3
The 2019 F1 Esports Pro Series returned to the Gfinity Esports Arena in London for the third time this year, with the field taking to the track for the penultimate time this season.
Completing 25% races at Hockenheim, Spa and Monza, the series edged closer to its December finale, with only three races now remaining before this season reaches its close.
After taking our maiden win in Event 2, Event 3 was somewhat more challenging – but our drivers nonetheless came away with additional points for the team.
Hockenheim - Germany
The third event of the F1 Esports Pro Series kicked-off at the Hockenheimring, with the circuit returning to the calendar for a second consecutive season as the seventh race of 2019.
Starting from P9 and P14 on the grid, Marcel and Daniele experienced a difficult opening stint of the 17-lap affair, dropping to P13 and P18 respectively.
Starting on the Medium-compound tyre, however, the pair extended their opening stint, pitting on laps 10 and 11 to swap onto the Softs.
Fighting back through the field on the fastest compound in one final charge to the chequered flag, Marcel secured P8 while Daniele finished in P15 following a last-lap incident, recording a total of four points ahead of the next race.
Spa - Belgium
The second round of Event 3 was contested at the Circuit Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, with the longest track on F1 2019 returning to the Pro Series for the third time in three seasons.
With a strong qualifying performance, Daniele lined up from the second row of the grid in P4 while Marcel secured P8.
Attaining the perfect getaway, Daniele challenged for the podium positions in the early stages of the 11-lap race, but wound up P10 at the chequered flag following an incident in the final lap.
Marcel meanwhile finished outside of the points in P13, receiving a three-second time penalty at the close of the race after he was deemed to have exceeded track limits.
Monza - Italy
The final race of Event 3 took place at Monza, with the Temple of Speed making its debut in the F1 Esports Pro Series.
Marking Daniele’s home event, our Italian star remained in the car for the ninth race of the season, while Lucas made his F1 Esports Pro Series debut in place of Marcel.
Starting from P9 and P15 on the grid, our drivers performed well on the opening lap, advancing to P8 and P13 respectively.
Starting on the Medium tyre, Daniele pitted at the end of lap 4 while Lucas followed him in one lap later – the pair using the Softs to advance forward by the chequered flag.
Crossing the finishing line, Daniele took P9 and secured two points while Lucas missed out on the top 10 but nevertheless enjoyed a battling debut, taking P13.
With three races remaining, Marcel currently holds P5 in the Drivers’ Championship with 60 points while Daniele occupies P16 with 11 points and the team sits P7 in the Constructors’ Championship.
The 2019 F1 Esports Pro Series will conclude on December 4, racing at Suzuka, COTA and Interlagos.