Formula 1’s first major foray into the world of Esports is to be streamed live online across a variety of platforms.
The inaugural F1 Esports Series is at the Semi-Final stage, which takes place takes place on Tuesday 10th October from the Gfinity Arena in London. The event features 40 competitors vying for a chance to head to the grand finale.
Live coverage will air from 18:00 to 22:30 UK time across via the Formula 1 eSports website, Facebook Live and Twitch. Sky Sports are also covering the event live on their Formula 1 television channel and their free-to-air Mix channel.
The Semi-Final features a series of heat races around the Silverstone and Interlagos tracks. The 20 drivers who accrue the most points over these races will qualify for the F1 Esports Grand Final, which forms part of the build-up to the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 24/25. – official website quote
Jack Nicholls, who is a familiar voice to motor racing fans through his Formula E and BBC Radio 5 Live F1 work, will provide commentary alongside Formula Two commentator Davide Valsecchi.
There are a variety of stars involved in the presentation line-up, which is led by Gfinity host Tom Deacon. WTF1’s Matt Gallgher and Channel 4’s F1 expert Karun Chandhok will be analysing the action, with Alexandra Legouix the pit reporter for the event.