One of the most successful names in all of motorsport is looking to make 2023 its best yet in esports across a multitude of different platforms.
Ferrari’s sim racing squad, the Scuderia Ferrari Esports Team, has nine drivers signed and ready to take on three of the top esports competitions out there. Already announced to the team were a trio consisting of Bari Bouromand and Nicolas Longuet for Formula 1 Esports as well as 2022 Ferrari Esports Series champion Jonathan Riley.
The other six drivers announced on Thursday (23rd March) will compete in competitions on rFactor 2 and Assetto Corsa Competizione, and one announced driver will serve as the reserve driver to Bouromand and Longuet in F1 Esports, that being Tomek Poradsisz.
Four drivers will compete in SRO Esports on ACC, including Riley. He’ll be joined on the team there by Jordan Sherratt, Chris Harteveld and Andrea Capoccia, all competing in the Intercontinental GT Challenge Esports series.
Sherratt won last season’s Lamborghini The Real race competition and switch across from the Racing Bull to the Prancing Horse for 2023.
Two drivers are set to compete on rFactor 2 in the 2023 GT Challenge, both Alex Siebel and Dennis Jordan, formerly of Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports.
Team Principal Marco Matassa is leading the outfit in 2023, and he says that it is a different approach that the team has taken for this upcoming season.
“For this year, we have completely changed our approach to how the team is organised, with the aim of going for the win in all the series in which we are competing,” Matassa said.
“We’ve had some difficult seasons up until now, with not much in the way of outstanding results for us and our fans, but I believe that even this will be a boost and give us the determination to do something good in the season that’s about to get underway.”