June 6th, 2020

Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN esports stars are Baku in action

The suggestive Baku City Circuit will be the settings for the penultimate weekend of Formula One esports action ahead of the resumption of the 2020 F1 season. Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will field a strong line-up featuring returning names and some new faces, aiming to do well in the streets of Azerbaijan.

Antonio Giovinazzi and Thibaut Courtois will star for the team in the Virtual Grand Prix on Sunday night, while esports ace Daniel Bereznay will be joined by the team’s newest recruit, Jarno Opmeer, in the Esports Pro Exhibition race.

A seasoned pairing, Giovinazzi and Courtois have enjoyed good results in the races in which they have competed alongside each other so far, with Antonio being often in contention for top-five finishes, although the Italian has often been plagued by technical issues within the game. The Belgian goalkeeper has been regularly at the forefront of the battle among non-F1 drivers and will hope to complete another strong weekends as “best of the rest” or even mix it up with the racing stars in the top 10.

The Pro Exhibition race has been a fertile ground for Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN, with wins and podiums claimed in the events so far. Bereznay, who will be among the men to beat in the 2020 F1 Esports series, will star in Baku as one of the favourites for the win. Dutchman Opmeer, who was announced as the team’s latest signing on Friday, will aim to impress his new team from the get-go.

Sunday’s race will be broadcast live from the Gfinity Esports Arena from 7:00pm (CEST) on Sunday 7 June: it will be available on the official Formula 1 YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels as well as Weibo and Huya channels in China. The F1 Esports Pro Exhibition race will precede the Virtual Grand Prix and is set to begin at 6:00pm (CEST). The broadcast will be available on the official Formula 1 YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels as well as selected TV broadcasters.