Mercedes Welcome A New F1 ESports Winner to Their Circle

Published 11/25/2021, 3:26 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 14, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli


Formula One has evolved over the years, now teams aren’t just focusing on actual racing, but also on the virtual world. Every current team on the grid has an Esports team, which also provides for some intense fights but in the virtual world. The most recent winner is Dani Moreno a driver from Mercedes.

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There have been various winners over the years, and now the most recent winner is Moreno. The Esports driver was starting the grid, from fifth place and went on to take the chequered flag in the virtual race.

A new winner for Mercedes in the world of Esports

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The Silver Arrows have always cheered for Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas whenever they won a race. But with times changing in the world of F1, teams also participate in Esports. The Brackley-based squad was over the moon when Moreno took his first win in the championship.

Currently, the Silver Arrows lead the pro championship with 191 points to their name. With three more virtual races to go before the of the season, Mercedes hope to come out on top.

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Back-to-back wins for Mercedes’ Knight

Outside, the virtual world, it is Hamilton who has bagged the most recent wins for the Brackley-based squad this season. At the Brazilian Grand Prix, the 7-time world champion displayed an excellent drive as he zipped around Interlagos; beating his arch-rival, Max Verstappen to take home the chequered flag.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

At the most recent Grand Prix in Qatar, Hamilton was on pole position and was aiming at another win. The Brit was true to his word and defeated the Red Bull prodigy once again this season; bringing the gap to just eight points in the driver’s championship.

With two more races to go, the Toto Wolff-led team will hope that Lewis can beat Max and claim his eighth title in Formula One. What is your prediction for this year’s title fight? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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