Abu Dhabi F1 Esports finalists confirmed

Abu Dhabi F1 Esports finalists confirmed

11 October 2017 – The participants for next month's inaugural Formula 1 Esports Grand Final have been determined following an event in London.

Following a series of qualification rounds, using the official Codemasters F1 2017 game, 40 of the best sim racers gathered at the Gfinity Arena in London.

Those 40 were whittled down to 20 after eight heat races, streamed online and broadcast on Sky Sports, with Interlagos and Silverstone used as host circuits.

Briton Brandon Leigh topped qualifying and won both of his heats to record the maximum 50 points on offer.

Patrik Holzmann, Allert Vanderwal and Sonuc Saltunc also claimed victory in both of their respective heats to join Leigh in collecting 50 points.

The Grand Final will take place over two days in the run-up to next month's Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi.

List of Esports finalists:
Allert Vanderwal
Sonuc Saltunc
Patrik Holzmann
Sven Zurner
Nicolo Fioroni
Cedric Thome
Cem Bolukbasi
Frederik Rasmussen
Igor Fraga
Joni Tormala
Tiziano Brioni
Patryk Krutyj
Gianfranco Giglioli
Alberto Foltran
Mads Soerensen
Harrison Jacks
Fabrizio Donoso Delagdo
Salih Saltunc
Maximilian Benecke

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