The next stage of the Ferrari Velas Esport Series starts today, with the Grand Finals set for October.
The 2022 season of the Ferrari Velas eSports series is about to reach a critical stage, as the final edition of the popular virtual motorsport championship charges intense racing action. Today at 3pm EDT/9pm CEST, a series of European class drivers will take on virtual recreations of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the Circuits of the Americas, Spa-Francorchamps and the Indianapolis Grand Prix circuit for the chance to take part in the next level of the championship and progress to victory on site in Italy. Grand Finale takes place.
For both drivers and fans of the Ferrari Velas eSports series, the second qualifying session will hold high interest with the introduction of two highly-anticipated new circuits, as the series looks set to take advantage of the highly regarded American circuit and the Indianapolis Grand Prix road course. Recent deployments to Assetto Corsa Competizione, one of two simulation platforms developed by Kunos Simulazione and used in the 2022 championship. Adding Assetto Corsa Competizione alongside the previously used Assetto Corsa software proved to be an inspiring choice for this current campaign, receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants and fans of both new and existing series.
Enhancing the all-European qualifying show on September 6, the Ferrari Velasquez Sport Series will welcome special guests throughout the event, including the development talent and the first female driver in the Ferrari Driver Academy, Italian F4 Championship driver Maya Wegg. Maya will be joined by series hosts Nicky Shields and Paul Jeffrey in the Ferrari Sport studio in Italy, providing insight and analysis of both real and virtual motorsport races.
Following the European show, on Wednesday, September 7, at 9:00PM EDT/3AM CEST, the next installment of the Ferrari Velas eSports Series North American Qualifying Show will reveal a new initiative developed for the 2022 season.
Similar to the ongoing European distribution, the North American program will feature another Ferrari Driver Academy star. Following the same format of four independent races on four unique, laser-scanned circuits in both Assetto Corsa and Assetto Corsa Competizione, this edition gives North American drivers the last chance to secure their own regional finals spot before the combine. , on-site grand final show.
Both European and North American drivers will use the amazing Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 and Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo cars in this qualifying race.
As usual in the Ferrari Velas Esports series, the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team will be represented in both the European and North American broadcasts, with an exclusive interview with Mongasque driver Charles Leclerc by Paul Jeffrey (European show) and Amanda Busic (North American show) set to make the evening’s undoubted highlight.
At the conclusion of each broadcast, only the best virtual drivers will qualify to compete in Europe for the next level of competition – the Regional Finals – on September 13 at 9 PM CEST/3 PM EDT. , and the following day, September 14, at 21:00 EDT for North America. REGIONAL FINALS The top 24 qualifying drivers from each region will compete on both the Aceto Corsa and Aceto Corsa mock stages, for a chance to get a shot at the Grand Final – which airs at 9 on Sunday 2 October. PM CEST/3 PM EDT.
Tracks for the regional finals have already been chosen: for the European race, Silverstone and Imola take center stage, while for North America, both Laguna Seca and Watkins Glen are options. Both finale episodes feature additional guest appearances from star names such as Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, Ferrari F1 drivers and Grand Prix winners.