Ferrari Esports Series 2021 | Round 1 - Brands Hatch (Live Stream)

Hey folks, I'm delighted to confirm I will be back behind the virtual desk for the upcoming Ferrari Esport Series this evening - come join me for what should be an epic Assetto Corsa adventure!
  • New series starts tonight at 21:00 CEST.
  • Championship winner earns a contract with the Ferrari Driver Academy.
  • Assetto Corsa and four Ferrari cars to be used during the season.
Some of you might be aware that last season Nicki Shields and I took to the commentary booth for the first ever Ferrari Esport Series, and while 2020 offered an incredible feast of virtual racing action, we are back again for the new season with quite a few improvements and changes - preparing for what I expect will be an exceptional few months of activity.

Ferrari Esport Series | Round 1 from Brands Hatch 19:00 GMT / 20:00 BST / 21:00 CEST: Watch it here

I'm sure most of you here are well aware of just how proud I am about the privilege bestowed upon me to represent Ferrari in this series, and of course I'm biased here, but if last season was anything to go by then the championship really is set to be an exciting, quick fire collection of races that I'm sure will provide plenty of entertainment for folks at home.

Watch the action live​

So, with all that said I'd like to cordially invite you all to join me when we go live tonight at 21:00 CEST on the Ferrari Esports Twitch channel. Come along, enjoy some (hopefully!) great racing and cheer me on as I try not to make a plonker of myself on air.

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The Star​

The first race of the Qualification Series is set to take place from the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit in Kent, with the star of the show set to once again be the mighty 2020 Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO car. The aim of tonight is for the drivers to achieve a top 12 race finish, in order to secure a place in the championship proper later this year.

Join the series​

This is the first qualification event, and anyone can attempt to set a time and secure a place on the grid for the next race at Laguna Seca, all you have to do is simply register at, head onto the track and try and set a top hotlap time!

Learn from the Pro​

Ahead of the race action tonight, check out this new Ferrari 101 track tutorial from 2019 Formula One Esports World Champion and Ferrari Driver Academy racer David Tonizza:

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Paul Jeffrey
RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief, occasional YouTuber, commentator and broadcaster, with a passion for motorsport on both the real and virtual racetrack.


Just watched the replay. Amazing broadcast work as always Paul!

Brilliant Paul. Thanks to the team.
Thank you gents!

It was strange to be back in front of camera again after a little while away, but super fun and loving the new visuals for the series.

Thankfully after many months of waiting, getting my hair cut tomorrow so for the next race I'll actually look half like I've been groomed !

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