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The F1 Esports Pro Series presented by Aramco continued with three dramatic races in Event 2 as Alfa Romeo’s Jarno Opmeer and Red Bull’s pairing of Marcel Kiefer and Frede Rasmussen occupied the podium spots in all three races, each taking a crucial win in the fight for the driver’s championship. You can view the ‘Top 5 moments’ from Event 2 on YouTube here, and are free to embed this in editorial if you wish.

For Event 3, the drivers will take to the track at three of F1’s most iconic circuits, with Wednesday’s double-header featuring races at Silverstone and Spa, before drivers seek to rack up vital championship points at Monza, one of the calendar’s fastest tracks, on Thursday ahead of the Grand Final next month.

The live shows will be streamed online via F1’s official channels on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Huya, as well as broadcast on television by international partners such as ESPN (US), Sky (UK) and Ziggo (Netherlands), whilst Qualifying show content will be streamed exclusively on Twitch, YouTube and Huya (China). For full information about the Pro Series visit: https://www.f1esports.com/

Please see the table below for the full breakdown of the platform splits so you don’t miss a moment of the action this week:

Day

Session

Time (GMT)

Coverage

Wednesday 18 November

Qualifying Show 1
(featuring Quali. 1 highlights and Quali. 2 live)

15:30 – 16:45

Twitch / YouTube / Huya (China)

Evening Show 1
(featuring Quali. 1 and Quali. 2 highlights, Race 1 re-run and Race 2 live)

19:30 – 21:00

TV & Online

Thursday 19 November

Qualifying Show 2
(featuring Qualifying 3 live)

15:30 – 16:45

Twitch / YouTube / Huya (China)

Evening Show 2
(featuring Quali/Race 1 and Quali/Race 2 highlights, Quali. 3 highlights and Race 3 live)

19:30 – 21:00

TV & Online

Ahead of the penultimate round of races for this year’s Pro Series, we caught up with four of the competition’s stars to get their thoughts on the season so far. Please feel free to use these comments in editorial around the build-up to Event 3.

 

Nicolas Longuet

“I’m feeling really confident for Monza, my pace looks like it’s carried over from last year. I’ve got unfinished business, Daniel Ricciardo style, in Monza so I’ll be trying to finish on the top step of the podium this time.”

“I’m still targeting at least second place in the driver standings. First is difficult at the moment because of Jarno [Opmeer]’s great performances but I’m not going to stop because I’m content with P4 – I’m still pushing for a better result.”

Joni Tormala

“I’m feeling good. It’s been tough couple of weeks now since the gap was so close and we needed to start preparing right away and I don’t think I’ve had a single day off since then. I’m hoping I will be consistently in the points and pushing for a podium which would be a really good achievement.”

“[On winning with the Pro Series team championship Red Bull in 2019] You grow a lot as a person being in a championship fight. This year has been a different approach for the whole team because I’ve come in with that experience and I can help with the preparations as much as possible. It definitely helps having that experience.”

 

Alvaro Carreton

“Silverstone is my favourite track so I can’t wait to race there and hopefully I can do a good job there, with a little bit of luck as well fingers crossed we can get a good result. I’m more confident than ever.”

 

Lucas Blakeley

“I have the confidence that I’m driving at a very high standard and the thing that gets me through the hard times is a core belief in what I can do. I don’t think any results I’ve achieved in the past was a fluke and I have confidence in myself and the team that we can achieve these things again.”

“The level of F1 Esports this year is so high. If you look at previous years, it has never been so close before. I think in Bahrain, where I qualified in P6, the top seven was within 800ths of a second. You’d be lucky to see two cars separated by that margin in F1 so it’s very challenging this year and you need to put every fine detail together to extract the optimum lap time.”