Further F1 Esports team changes rocked the established boat today with the surprise announcement that 2020 Jarno Opmeer will be joining the Brackley-based team. The announcement comes as the F1 Esports fraternity gear up for the first 2021 Virtual GP show on Sunday (31st January 2021).
Former McLaren driver Dani Moreno will also make a move to Mercedes. The Spaniard had an incredibly successful rookie year, clearly catching the eyes of the Mercedes-AMG team.
Completing the Mercedes line-up is Bono Huis. The Formula E Vegas eRace champion is retained but will likely be under pressure for a place on the grid. F1 Esports teams have 3 drivers but can only have 2 drivers in any race. Last year, Huis finished 12th in the championship with 23 points but newcomer Moreno was 4 places higher in 8th place with 70 points in his maiden season.
These newly announced moves mean that there are seats vacant at Alfa Romeo’s esports team and at McLaren Shadow. It’s uncertain whether we’ll get news on this before or after the Virtual GP series.
Last week Ferrari became the first team in F1 Esports Series to contain two championship winners as Brendon Leigh joined from Mercedes to partner David Tonizza.
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