• New Balance F1 Esports Pro Series: Event 3 wrap-up

New Balance F1 Esports Pro Series: Event 3 wrap-up

Haas F1 Team Esports were unsuccessful in adding to their points tally on the season in the latest 2019 New Balance F1 Esports Series event held yesterday.

Hosted at London’s Gfinity Sports arena, this month the Esports drivers were competing at Germany’s Hockenheimring circuit, the iconic Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and Italy’s historic Monza circuit.

Event: Germany (Round 7 of 12) – 18 laps

Location: Hockenheimring

Race Winner: Jarno Opmeer of Renault Sport Team Vitality

Team Result: Floris Wijers started 19th, finished 15th

Jan Fehler started 20th, Finished 16th

With both Haas drivers starting on the quicker soft tires, they made good progress in the early stages of the race. Floris Wijers climbed into the points as high as P9 before pitting for medium tires on lap six.

However, the strategy didn’t work out, with the competitors starting on the yellow mediums re-taking the point-paying positions after making their respective stops.

Dutchman Jarno Opmeer secured victory for Renault Sport Team Vitaly’s second race win of the 2019 F1 Esports Pro Series.

Event: Belgium (Round 8 of 12) – 11 laps

Location: Spa-Francorchamps

Race Winner: Daniel Bereznay of Alfa Romeo Racing F1 Esports

Team Result: Floris Wijers started 17th, finished 13th

Jan Fehler started 18th, Finished 19th

Qualifying alongside each other on the ninth row of the grid, Haas F1 Team Esports drivers Wijers and Fehler had an uphill task in attempting a top 10 finish at Spa-Francorchamps.

Dutchman Floris Wijers made up four places in the contest to finish 13th, while team-mate Fehler came home 19th.

Hungarian racer Daniel Bereznay clinched the race win, securing Alfa Romeo Racing F1 Esports’ first win of the series.

Event: Italy (Round 9 of 12) – 13 laps

Location: Monza

Race Winner: Daniel Bereznay of Alfa Romeo Racing F1 Esports

Team Result: Floris Wijers started 16th, finished 12th

Jan Fehler started 18th, finished 18th

In the final race of the day, Wijers again showed good pace in the race to claim four places, finishing 12th from his grid position of 16th. German Fehler finished 18th.

Alfa Romeo’s Daniel Bereznay won back-to-back races to collect the race win to move up to fourth in the drivers’ championship standings. Ferrari’s David Tonizza remains out in front on 146 points, followed by Red Bull’s Frede Rasmussen on 120.

Haas F1 Team Esports sit tenth in the team standings, eight points behind Toro Rosso Esports.