Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports has confirmed Frede Rasmussen and Marcel Kiefer for its 2022 F1 Esports Series Pro line-up.
The 2022 F1 Esports Series Pro championship is set to get underway on the 14th of September and several of the Formula 1 constructor-backed esports teams – including Alfa-Romeo, Ferrari and Alpine – have already firmed up their rosters.
The pair helped Red Bull claim the Constructors championship in 2020, but just fell short of repeating the feat in 2021, losing out to Jarno Opmeer and Dani Moreno’s Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports outfit.
Red Bull Racing Esports also claimed the Teams crown in 2019, with Rasmussen having moved from Toro Rosso to be paired with Joni Tormala. Rasmussen has been in a rich vein of form recently, as he took the Formula E: Accelerate title once again this year, winning €35,000 and a Formula E test in the process.
The Dane also won the 2021 Autosport Esports Driver of the Year Award, after a successful season which included finishing second to Opmeer in the F1 Esports Pro Drivers standings – only eight points off the lead.
His team-mate Kiefer won at Monza in the 2021 series, finishing seventh in the overall standings, and will be looking to continue this consistency to help Red Bull retake the Constructors title.
Both drivers are backed up by test driver Liam Parnell, whose focus will be on set-up work and providing support to the team’s lead drivers.
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