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#69 Michal Šmídl

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Nationality Czech
Age 25
Born Czech Republic
Lives Czech Republic
Height 192cm
Weight 116kg

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After taking the crown in a number of other Esports events, Michal brings with him a very impressive sim racing record. This is his first F1 Esports Series, and he’s certainly hungry for the title with his Haas team mate, Martin.

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The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.



  • /  2018 Qualification:

    Round 2


"I was hoping for Haas because me and Martin were talking with Cameron Brewster from Haas on Wednesday"

Q: What platform did you first start racing online with?

A: Playstation 3 and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.

Q: How did you find the level of the competition in the F1 Esports Series 2018 Online Qualifiers?

A: Obviously every driver wanted to enter the Pro Draft so the competition was really strong.

Q: What does your average sim racing day look like?

A: I’m doing sim racing almost every day but only for two or three hours. I’m mostly spending time on practising for the upcoming competitions.

Q: How do you prepare before a race?

A: I like listening to some good music before the race.

Q: How much practice do you put in, on F1 2017?

A: Not too much, just a few hours.

Q: What is your favourite track on F1 2017?

A: Suzuka.

Q: Which driving conditions do you prefer, wet or dry?

A: Wet.

Q: Who is your toughest online opponent?

A: Every driver on the same pace is a tough opponent.

Q: If you had one favourite moment from the Silverstone trip, what was it?

A: Spending time with my friends from Team Redline with Paddock Club passes on Saturday.

Q: Have you ever been to an F1 race weekend before?

A: Yes, in 2016 and 2017 during the Italian GP.

Q: What was your most memorable F1 race and why?

A: Suzuka 2006 when Michael Schumacher retired due to engine failure.

Q: If you could pick any race in the world to go to, which would it be and why?

A: 24h Le Mans to feel the atmosphere.

Q: When did you first make your move to professional Sim Racing?

A: At the end of 2016 when I have won the GINETTA X ESPORTS CUP.

Q: Was there a team that you hoped would pick you, if so who?

A: I was hoping for Haas because me and Martin were talking with Cameron Brewster from Haas on Wednesday (few days before the actual picking).

Q: Did you train and get fit for the Pro Draft?

A: Nope, but I will be fit when the Pro Series starts.