December 12th, 2022

Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Esports looks back on 2022 ahead of season finale

Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Esports looks back on a strong 2022 esports season as the team prepares for the final three rounds of the 2022 F1 Esports Series Pro Championship. Drivers Nico Longuet, Dani Bereznay, and Tomek Poradzisz head into Event Four firmly holding sixth place in the standings, fully aware the opportunity of moving up even higher to P5 is still within reach.

It’s been a positive season for the skilled ensemble, which collected a series of impressive results after quickly managing to turn the tide from a less-than-ideal start. Frenchman Longuet showed his great skills and consistency, finishing in the Top Ten in seven out of nine rounds so far, including a spectacular pole position in Monza which resulted in the team’s first P3 of the season. Following a pointless spell, returning race winner Dani Bereznay had a great Event Three, finishing fourth and seventh and scoring precious points. The team also prided itself with giving emerging talent Poradzisz the opportunity to grow and show his potential race after race.

The season also saw the unveiling of the Sauber Esports Arena, a brand-new home for the team and a significant step forward in Sauber Motorsport’s Esports programme, as further proof of its commitment to create a remarkable virtual racing legacy.

While Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Esports is currently sitting strongly in sixth place in the Constructors Standings, the fifth spot is just six points away: Nico, Dani, and Tomek are fully determined on giving everything until the Abu Dhabi chequered flag to finish the season on a high and achieve an even greater result for the team.

Event Four of the 2022 F1 Esports Series Pro Championship will take place from the 14th to 16th December. Round 10, 11, and 12 will be hosted in Suzuka, Interlagos, and Abu Dhabi respectively.

Cameron Cowell, Team Principal: “The F1 Esports Series Pro Championship almost flew by: it seems like yesterday when we were announcing our 2022 line-up and getting ready for our debut, and now we’re already approaching the final three rounds of the season. We can consider ourselves satisfied with the job done so far: we had a positive season, and our results constantly improved round after round. Together with two established talents like Dani and Nico, we also had the delight of seeing our rising star Tomek growing with the team. I am sure we will be witnessing great achievements from him in the future. We can cement our sixth-place position this week, but our aim is for more: P5 is still up for grabs, and I’m confident our drivers will be doing their very best to try and seize it.”

Nico Longuet: “After Event Three, we all needed a much-deserved break, to get our minds off the Championship for a while: it had been a few long weeks of constant driving and practicing, and I feel we were all quite exhausted. We have had much more time to prepare Event Four, and I think we have managed our time well. This is our last chance to clinch fifth place in the Constructors’ championship and we will give our all to do that. The tracks for this event are quite thrilling, especially Brazil, which is usually the track I perform best at, so I’m really looking forward to it. There are still some days of training ahead of the final three rounds, and I feel fresh and ready to compete again. Let’s end the year on a high!”

Dani Bereznay: “In terms of enjoying racing in general, Event Four tracks will make an exciting challenge for us, and I am sure they will provide awesome races. We have two main goals: to gain another position in the Constructors’ Championship, first, and to outperform ourselves compared to Event Three with our growing experience in the Sauber Esports Arena, to carry great confidence and momentum over the winter break and in the challenges ahead.”

Tomek Poradzisz: “After the first three Events, where we had to practice flat-out pretty much every day, we finally got a bit of rest time as there has been a full six-week break. Nevertheless, training resumed quickly, and we have been preparing hard for the final event of the season, which is our last chance to gain some crucial points for the Constructors’ Standings. Personally, my season has been a growing experience, I have been learning a lot and gaining much needed experience; I am hoping to show the best version of my driving in the final three races and bring home valuable results for the team.”