It’s finally here, the inaugural round of the Formula Pro Series. A new esports championship, it will be the competitive debut for the new Formula Pro car within rFactor 2 and you can watch it all live on the Traxion.GG YouTube or Facebook feeds.
There’s a prize pool worth over $25,000 up for grabs across the championship, that consists of six races. There will be practice, qualifying and a 60-minute race. It will feature a standing start plus a mandatory in-race tyre change.
13 of the very best professional esports teams will line up on the grid, each fielding two cars for a total of 26 snarling naturally aspirated V10 single-seaters.
There’s also a related esports series, Formula Challenge, using the same car and venue list as Formula Pro, but open to anyone with rFactor 2. Entry is via the in-game Competition System and then broken down into several splits.
With the first race held at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, the action is set to be intense. You won’t want to miss this series and Traxion is the place to catch it all live. You can find all the details below.
|TEAM||Driver 1||Driver 2|
|Red Bull Racing Esports||Dennis Jordan||Alex Siebel|
|R8G Esports||Erhan Jajovski||Risto Kappet|
|Burst Esport||Jernej Simoncic||Michi Hoyer|
|Jean Alesi Esports Academy||Jordy Zwiers||Kasper Stoltze|
|Rocket Simsport||Jan von der Heyde||Daniel Kiss|
|Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team||Bono Huis||Marko Pejic|
|Team Fordzilla||Nuno Pinto||Gianmarco Fiduci|
|Varga Sim Racing||Jiri Toman||Marcell Csincsik|
|BS+COMPETITION||Muhammed Patel||Alen Terzic|
|Williams Esports||Petar Brljak||Martin Stefanko|
|Team Redline||Jeffrey Rietveld||Kevin Siggy|
|Musto GD e-Sports||Manuel Biancolilla||Giordano Valeriano|
|Wolves GR esports||Adam Maguire||Liam de Waal|
2021 Formula Pro Series, Season 1, Calendar
- 19th July 2021: Circuit Spa-Francorchamps
- 2nd August 2021: Silverstone
- 16th August 2021: Nürburgring Grand Prix
- 30th August 2021: Indianapolis Road Course
- 13th September 2021: Zandvoort
- 27th September 2021: Monza
2021 Formula Pro Series, Season 1, Race Format
- 18:00 CEST – 20:10 CEST – Practice
- 18:30 BST / 19:30 CEST / 13.30 ET / 10.30 PT – Live broadcast starts
- 20:10 CEST – 20:30 CEST – Qualifying (Max 6 laps including in and out laps, parc ferme rules)
- 20:30 CEST – 20:35 CEST – Warmup
- 20:35 CEST – 21:40 CEST – Race (60-minute race, formation lap, standing start, mandatory in-race tyre change)