Ferrari Esports Series 2021: new championship presented, registrations open!

Ferrari Esports Series 2021: new championship presented, registrations open!

Ferrari Esports Series 2021

Ferrari is pleased to announce the opening of registrations for the new season of the "Ferrari Esports Series 2021" championship, which kicks off in April.

The new season opens with the best wishes, after the incredible success last year which recorded over 20,000 participants from all over Europe. In 2020 the final victory went to 21 year old Giovanni De Salvo, after an exciting tournament, which awarded the Italian driver in the last thrilling race.

Also this year the game on which the tournament will be played will be Assetto Corsa di Kunos Simulations, with the drivers who will be able to compete with four Ferrari cars, two of which are available exclusively to those who register for the series: the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo and the brand new Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.

Dream il prize for the driver who wins the championship, Ferrari will in fact offer the winner the opportunity to become a professional sim driver by providing a place in the Ferrari Driver Academy Esports Team. European citizens of age (including the United Kingdom). ù

The qualification phase will begin in April with the pilots who will have to compete in four 'hotlap' sessions to select the participants in the qualification races that will take place from April 5th to the end of July.

The best 48 sim drivers will then have access to the second part of the tournament, which will take place from the end of August to November. The season will culminate with the challenge between the top 24 drivers who will take part in the Grand Final, scheduled for mid-December, with three races that will award the title of champion of the Ferrari Esports Series 2021.

All races will be streamed on the Ferrari Esports Twitch channel on the last Tuesday of each month from the end of August until the end of the season. Two new activities will make the championship even more exciting, including the possibility for all registered players to participate in the prize draw, the winners of which will be announced during the live streaming. There will also be space for the most creative, for them a livery contest will be launched thanks to which the participants will have the opportunity to create and send their own liveries dedicated to some of the cars used in the series. shared on Ferrari's official social channels in a section specifically dedicated to the contest within the Ferrari Esports Series website, and the most popular design by the community will finally be included in the game and used in official races.

Ferrari expands official Esports Series for 2021

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Ferrari has expanded its official Esports Series for 2021 on the back of a successful debut last year, and will be hosting an additional livery competition for fans.

As part of the Italian car manufacturer's simracing push, it attracted more than 20,000 competitors for the inaugural Ferrari Esports Series in 2020, with Italian Giovanni Da Salvo triumphing and earning a place on its official Academy Esports Team.

The competition, which is hosted on the Assetto Corsa platform, will begin again with qualification rounds starting from next month, and will feature two exclusive cars - the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo and the brand new Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.

The qualification rounds will run until July, with the 48 fastest drivers going forward to racing competitions that will run from August until November. The top 24 drivers will then take place in a Grand Final in mid-December for the chance to win a place on Ferrari's official Esports team for 2022.

Ferrari hopes the new format, which now features a single car category, will attract even more participants.

Jane Reeve, Ferrari's chief communications officer, said that the success of last year's tournament meant it was a no-brainer to ramp up efforts for this season.

'Everything went really well last year but of course, now we've got the bug,' she said. 'We want to be more ambitious this year.

'So the offer to the virtual drivers has been expanded, and we'll be eliminating previous categories in favour of a single and more accessible championship. We've done this to make it more inclusive, offering more participation slots for those who want to try to fulfil their dream of being part of Ferrari. So more people we hope will participate.'

As well as offering prize draw elements for all competitors this year, Ferrari is also including a car livery design contest for the first time.

Ferrari wants fans to submit liveries for cars used in the series, with the most popular ones being incorporated into the game and used in the official Series Races.

The Esports competition is open to all European residents aged over 18, and further details of the series can be found at

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Ferrari eSport Series, Ferrari 488 EVO Challenge

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