Romain Grosjean’s R8G E-Sports activities workforce can be managing the Uralkali Haas F1 E-Sports activities Staff, guaranteeing that the previous driver stays to have a powerful hyperlink between himself and the workforce – albeit a digital one.
Grosjean, who made near 100 begins for Haas began R8G E-Sports activities final 12 months in the course of the lockdown, since then it has grown to probably the most aggressive outfits within the digital area, taking 45 wins and 103 podiums in 2020. Grosjean’s workforce at the moment has 17 professional sim drivers and 5 junior drivers on their books, participating in races on platforms like iRacing, Assetto Corsa and rFactor2.
Romain Grosjean may be very comfortable to be managing Haas’s entry into the F1 Esports Professional Sequence, having the expertise of the previous 12 months in E-Sports activities, the french driver feels that his success with R8G esports might be carried into his work with Haas.
“I’m very comfortable to be managing Uralkali Haas F1 Staff’s entry this 12 months within the F1 Esports Professional Sequence via R8G Esports, I’ve been concerned in esports for a 12 months now and I imagine our workforce is doing very effectively.
“For me, with the ability to assist Haas F1 on this discipline, and going racing collectively – effectively, it’s an excellent story. Clearly, it’s a cool continuation of what we constructed collectively. So, I’m very a lot trying ahead to the primary race and to see what we are able to construct collectively in esports competitors.”
Haas F1 Staff Principal Guenther Steiner feels that this announcement reveals the groups step up of involvement within the E-Sports activities Enviornment, with the ability to companion with a workforce of the standard of Grosjean’s will assist Haas turn into a number one competitor within the digital world.
Haas did have some success within the F1 Esports Professional Sequence and successful the Digital Grand Prix collection with Enzo and Pietro Fittipaldi, Steiner hopes that beneath the steering of Grosjean, the workforce can have an much more profitable 12 months than the final.
“I’m delighted that we get to make the most of Romain’s enthusiasm for esports and R8G Esports’ experience to supervise our continued participation within the F1 Esports Professional Sequence, it’s an necessary step up for us by way of our involvement from earlier seasons. We all know we’re partnering with a bunch that really understands the calls for of the esports surroundings and may help take our program to the subsequent stage.
“We’ve had some memorable points-earning finishes in previous F1 Esports Professional Sequence and gained this season’s Digital Grand Prix Sequence. It might be improbable to keep up that type beneath the steering of R8G Esports within the F1 Esports Professional Sequence this season.”