It’s all change at Ferrari Esports, with three new drivers for the upcoming 2023 season: Bari Boroumand, Nicolas Longuet and Jonathan Riley.
Both Boroumand and Longuet will compete in this season’s F1 Esports Series Pro championship. The former moves across from the Veloce-powered McLaren Shadow team, whereas the latter switches from the also-Veloce-ran Alfa Romeo outfit.
Boroumand won one race last season to help the McLaren team win the teams’ title. Longuet’s highest drivers’ standings position to date was fourth in 2020.
Jonathan Riley won his place in the team by being crowned the 2022 Ferrari Esports Series champion – a series that used a combination of Assetto Corsa and Assetto Corsa Competizione. He’s expected to compete for the team in GT-based competitions, to be announced at a later date alongside team-mates.
“It’s fantastic to be joining such a prestigious team and it’s a real honour for me to represent Ferrari,” said Boroumand
“This is a dream come true,” said Longuet.
“Maybe it’s not common knowledge that I’m half Italian, so it’s fantastic for me to finally also represent this country with the Scuderia Ferrari Esports Team.”
Two of last season’s Ferrari drivers have found new homes. Brenon Leigh, the two-time F1 Esports champion, has joined Romain Grosjean’s R8G Esports outfit, while David Tonizza joins Jean Alesi Esports. 2021 Ferrari Esports champion Kamil Pawlowski has yet to announce plans for this season but has also departed.
Scuderia Ferrari Esports Team 2023 driver line-up
- Bari Boroumand
- Nicolas Longuet
- Jonathan Riley