#51 Joni Tormala
Did you know?
Joni took 10th place in last year’s F1 Esports final, and has come back this year stronger than ever. After winning all of the Pro Draft Sim Racing challenges he participated in, he’s definitely one to watch in this year’s series.
Don’t take anything for granted
/ 2018 Qualification:
Q: Which circuit is your favourite on F1 2017?
A: Suzuka feels great.
Q: What type of driving style do you think you have?
A: A: Consistent and smart.
Q: When did you first start racing online?
A: In 2009.
Q: How did you find the level of the competition in the F1 Esports Series 2018 Online Qualifiers?
A: I think the competition this year was higher than last years, and it’s going to get even higher once the Pro Series starts.
Q: What does your average sim racing day look like?
A: I personally really like to do race stints and improve my overall race time piece by piece, add some qualifying runs there as well and it’s pretty much a perfect sim racing day.
Q: How do you prepare before a race?
A: Not think too much about the race itself and just try to relax.
Q: How much practice do you put in, on F1 2017?
A: During competitions or online qualifiers, I would say about 20 hours a week maybe, will do even more than that once the Pro Series starts.
Q: Which driving conditions do you prefer, wet or dry?
A: I like both of them equally, I have always been very comfortable in wet conditions.
Q: Who is your toughest online opponent?
A: I would say Patrik Holzmann, we have had some incredibly close battles during the online qualifiers and I’ve really enjoyed them.
Q: If you had one favourite moment from the Silverstone trip, what was it?
A: Probably winning the Sim Racing challenge and feeling the relief afterwards, have felt that way only a few times in my career
Q: Did you train and get fit for the Pro Draft?
A: I trained and tried to get fit, and I still am, isn’t as simple as it sounds.
Q: When did you first make your move to professional Sim Racing?
A: I think it happened late 2015, I suddenly started to improve a lot out of nowhere and kept going that route while working really hard to keep it up. But only in 2018 it actually got more professional, this year has been amazing and it keeps getting even better all the time.
Q: If you think there is something/anything that will give you an advantage over your competitors, what is it and how will you use it?
A: 10 years of experience, and the fact I know how to win and also lose, you can’t always win but you can still get the most out of it