Silly Season for the F1 Esports Series Pro Championship took another turn on Thursday (13th April) as long-time competitor in the series, Marcel Kiefer, announced that he would be switching over to the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Esports Team for the upcoming 2023 season.
A staple behind the wheel of an Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports ride for the last three seasons, the three-time F1 Esports winner, Kiefer, was part of the championship-winning Red Bull team back in 2020, together with Frederik Rasmussen.
Kiefer’s announcement is just the latest in a string of moves during the offseason which can be dated back to the bombshell announcement of Brendon Leigh leaving Ferrari.
With Bari Broumand leaving the championship-winning team at McLaren Shadow to join Ferrari and Dani Moreno moving from Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team to fill that new gap at McLaren Shadow, things have lined up nicely in driver moves for Kiefer’s Mercedes dreams to become possible.
For 2023, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Esports Team will field Kiefer alongside the two-time World Champion Jarno Opmeer and another returning driver in Jake Benham, who split the second seat in 2022 with Moreno.
“It’s a huge privilege to represent the Mercedes-AMG brand in the F1 Esports Pro Series,” said Kiefer in the press release. “I can’t wait to begin working with the Team, kick off the new season and do my absolute best to bring success.”
IMAGE SOURCE: Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Esports Team