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The Story So Far: F1 Esports Pro Exhibition Series

June 24, 2020
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Our Pros review their performances in the F1 Esports Pro Races

With the Pro Exhibition series concluding at the Canadian Virtual Grand Prix, BWT Racing Point F1 Esports enjoyed an eventful and successful seven weeks of action.


Our Pro drivers Lucas Blakeley and Daniele Haddad entered in all seven rounds of the competition, producing strong and positive results – including four podium finishes and one win!


With the series finished, and with the new F1 2020 game by Codemasters Studios on the horizon, Lucas and Daniele reflect on the last two months of virtual racing they’ve taken part in. 


“I think it’s been a really good seven races,” said Lucas. “It came out of the blue with what’s going on in the world, but it’s been a great experience because it gave us drivers an opportunity to go back out, race again and compete for victories. 


“It’s been really good on the performance basis as well. We’ve put in some really good performances, secured a fair few podiums, and also my first win. It’s been absolutely insane.”


With fans turning to Esports for entertainment whilst under lockdown, Daniele enjoyed the experience and being able to provide fans with some racing action in the virtual world. 


“I’m really happy with the experience we had with the Pro Exhibition Series because for us in this difficult period, it’s a great opportunity to continue what we are doing, competing and giving a show to the people,” he commented.


“For me, it has been a really good experience and I am really happy to have done it. Also the results have been quite good, and we were competitive to fight for strong positions”


In the seven races our Pros have entered in, there are plenty of highlights to choose from!


For Lucas, his highlight was his memorable first win around the streets of Monaco, holding back the reigning F1 Esports champion throughout the race:


“It’s quite easy to pick for me, it has to be the win at Monaco,” continued Lucas. “As my first race victory, it means so much for me to establish myself at the front of F1 Esports for the very first time against the top competition in the world, especially under such constant pressure behind with Tonizza. It meant so much to me to cross that line and to win the race.”


For Daniele, his selection was his Qualifying performance around Brazil, where the Italian managed to end the session third overall with Lucas in P4, making it an all Racing Point second row.


“There have been quite a few. Personally, I think the best was Qualifying in Brazil because I knew the time I posted was close to pole position and the car was really good.


“The races were all consistent so I would pick that moment. As a team, of course, it would be Lucas’ win at Monaco!”


With the series now complete, the wait for the new F1 2020 game is on and our esports stars are relishing the chance to get to grips with the new cars and tracks of the upcoming installment:


“I’m really excited about the new game,” added Lucas. “My excitement only gets greater as time goes on. I’m just looking forward to having that same excitement I have every year when a new F1 game comes out and to get stuck right into it and enjoy it.”


Like Lucas, Daniele is excited to pick up the new game as it’s a chance to carve a new story in the BWT Racing Point F1 Esports 2020 Season. 


“New game. New story. We’ll need to be good as a team to try and find the perfect balance with the car in the new game. I need to be as fast as I can in understanding the RP20 as we end the cycle with the F1 2019 game.”


With the series now concluded, the Pros will now prepare for the upcoming release as they gear up for the highly anticipated 2020 F1 Esports Pro Series.


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