Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso has launched a new esports team, with BRDC British Formula 3 Championship race winner Jamie Chadwick among its drivers.
Alonso’s new team is formed as a partnership between Alonso’s existing FA Racing team. The team competes in the real Formula Renault Eurocup and the Veloce Esports team alongside its technical partner Logitech G.
Veloce will run the sim racing side, having built itself up over the past year to become one of the leading Esports teams. They have a huge roster of sim racing talents and multiple titles.
Moreover, the team will compete across a range of virtual titles including iRacing, rFactor 2, DiRT Rally 2.0, Project Cars 2 and Gran Turismo.
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“I’m very excited to introduce a team of dedicated, talented drivers to represent my team for the 2019 season,” Alonso said.
“I have hand selected some great young talents, who are ready to continue bringing success to the team.”
Chadwick is one of seven drivers announced in the initial launch. She won the MRF Challenge title over the winter. Also, will compete in the new all-female W Series as well as iRacing with FA Racing.
“Simracing has closed the gap on real formula racing when it comes to strategy, competition, and skill,” Chadwick added.
“Joining the team with Alonso, and with my other great teammates, will allow me to leverage my behind-the-wheel experience and formula racing skill set to compete in one of the fastest growing, competitive esports categories.
“With the help of my team-mates, we are pushing to bring a championship to FA Racing.”
In addition, other drivers confirmed is 2017 eWTCC champion Alexander Dornieden who, like Chadwick, was previously affiliated with Veloce. McLaren Shadow finalists Xiang Gao and Ebrahim Almubarak also feature, with more drivers to be announced later.
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