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Rev up your engines folks, Mercedes returns to the esports racing scene this week. This year they have set their sights on two exciting racing series. Starting today, on September 14th, they return as reigning champions in the F1 Esports Pro Championships. This comes after a close victory over Red Bull last year. Then, on the 17th of September, the excitement continues with the Le Mans Virtual Series. This pushes the endurance of any racer, during five epic races. No matter the outcome, the team is sure to race in comfort and style sitting upon their very own noblechairs EPIC Mercedes-AMG Petronas Edition gaming chair.

Mercedes AMG Petronas Esports Team
The Mercedes 2022 Esports Team

F1 Esports Pro Championship 

Coming into this year’s F1 Esports Pro Championships, Mercedes will be feeling confident as reigning champions. Their line of drivers this year consists of seasoned talent and an up-and-comer looking to prove himself.

First over the line is the current reigning Drivers’ Champion, Jarno Opmeer, who is looking for a third consecutive title. He is joined by his teammate Dani Moreno, who will be building upon the success he had last year with his first victory in the Pro Series in Zandvoort. Joining these two proven drivers as the reserve driver is the talented 16-year-old Jake Benham. This young man has demonstrated his abilities as a superb driver and has been working diligently with the team to hone his skills.

The F1 Esports Pro Series starts on the 14th of September this year and will be held over four events, each covering three races. This challenging schedule will push the drivers to their limits to see who will be crowned the esports champion.  Qualifying starts each day at 15:30 BST (GMT), followed by the race at 19:30 BST (GMT). You can catch all the exciting action on F1’s Twitch and YouTube channels these days:

  • Event 1: 14th-16th September (Bahrain, Imola, Silverstone) 
  • Event 2: 12th-14th October (Red Bull Ring, Spa, Zandvoort) 
  • Event 3: 2nd-4th November (Monza, Mexico, Austin) 
  • Event 4: 14th-16th December (Suzuka, Interlagos, Yas Marina) 
F1 22 Champions Edition Logo

Le Mans Virtual Series 

This year, Mercedes is also entering the gruelling Le Mans Virtual series. This kicks off with the 8-hour-long race around Bahrain on Saturday the 17th of September and continues over four more races for a total of 46 hours of racing. All culminating in the most prestigious endurance race in sim racing – The 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The team for the Le Mans Virtual Series is made up of three highly talented drivers. Leading the pack is veteran driver Bono Huis, who recently guided the team to victory in the 2022 V10 R-league. He is joined by a new face for Mercedes, James Baldwin. This gifted individual is at home on tracks both virtually and in real life, as he is both a British GT driver and the winner of the World’s Fastest Gamer Competition in 2019. Rounding out the team is the final new addition to the team, Graham Carroll. This Scottish Karting and Formula Ford 1600 Champion joins Mercedes from Red Bull, where he competed in the V-10 R-League as well as achieving a top-three finish in the Porsche GB iRacing Championships in 2021 and 2022.

You’ll be able to catch all the thrills and excitement on the official Le Mans, and TraxionGG YouTube channels at 13:00 BST (GMT) on the following days:

  • 17th September: 8 hours of Bahrain 
  • 8th October: 4 Hours of Monza 
  • 5th November: 6 hours of Spa 
  • 3rd December: Sebring 500 Miles 
  • 14th January: 24 Hours of Le Mans 
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Le Mans Racing Car

Show your Support for the Mercedes Team 

You can follow the Mercedes Esport team through their official Social Channels. Check them out on Twitter and Instagram, where you’ll be able to engage with them and show your support for the team.

You can also display your solidarity with the Mercedes team by ordering one of the same chairs these drivers will be sitting in, during their quest for the gold.

noblechairs EPIC Mercedes-AMG Petronas Edition

  • Premium Gaming Chair
  • noblechairs and Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport iconography 
  • Neck and Lumbar Cushion 
  • 4D Armrests 
noblechairs EPIC - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team gaming chair

Will you be watching the exciting action as it unfolds during this epic series of races? Do you enjoy following other esports? Check out our coverage of how well England performed at the Commonwealth Esports Championships.

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