F1 Esports Series 2018 Q&A
April 11, 2018
In 2017, we launched the first ever F1 Esports Series. In 2018, we’re raising the stakes and turning up the action.
Drivers from around the world will compete for a place on the podium – plus the chance to join an official F1 Esports team.
The series starts on April 13 2018 in Shanghai. There are four qualifying events, which each lead on to a race. The top 10 qualifiers from each platform will take part in an online race around the Shanghai International Circuit.
There are four qualifying events and races in total. After Shanghai, the series moves onto the Baku City Circuit, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and the Circuit de Monaco.
And then? The Pro Draft begins. The top 40 drivers from the qualifying rounds get the chance to join an official F1 Esports team – and take part in three Live Shows.
We’ll live stream each race, so you can follow all the action – and see the moment the drivers join their new teams.
Who can enter F1 Esports Series 2018?
The F1 Esports Series 2018 is open to drivers who own The Official F1 2017 Game on PC, Xbox One or PS4 – and who have signed up to F1Esports.com. You must have a passport (and visa, if necessary). You must also be 16 years or older.
How can I enter?
You enter with your copy of F1 2017. Just select ‘Events’ on the main menu to find the latest F1 Esports event.
Why aren’t you using F1 2018?
The series starts with F1 2017 but the live Pro Championships will switch to F1 2018 once it’s released.
What teams can I join in the Pro Draft?
You can join Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, Red Bull Racing, Hype Energy eForce India, Williams F1 Esports Team, Renault Sport Team Vitality, Haas F1 Esports Team, McLaren, Toro Rosso and Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team.
How can I keep up to date with the series?
You’ll find all the latest news on F1.com and F1Esports.com. You can also view all the latest community videos and Official videos on F1Esports.com.
Can I submit my own F1 Esports Series 2018 content and attempts?
Of course – just register on F1Esports.com . Once registered, visit the “Profile” page where you can submit links to your attempts at F1 Esports Series 2018.
My internet connection is slow – can I still enter?
Will all drivers who reach the Pro Draft go to the live shows?
No. Only drivers selected by one of the teams will progress to the live shows.
How do teams choose their drivers?
A member from each of the Official F1 Esports Teams will attend the Pro Draft. Here Drivers will go through some challenges and showcase their abilities, to make them the driver to pick.
I’m part of a professional Esports team – can I still enter?
Yes – but check that your contract lets you join an official F1 team. If you’re chosen, your F1 team might want to keep you onboard after the F1 Esports Series 2018.
I can’t register – can you help?
Sure. Email support@F1Esports.com for more help.
My sign-in name is linked to the wrong gamer account – how can I fix it?
Head to accounts.codemasters.com and login to the account which appears once you link your gamer profile. Once logged in you can select your gamer profile to unlink, this is done by clicking the icon of the platform that you wish to unlink.
Do I need a passport and visa?
Yes. You’ll need to register for your own passport and visa.
What’s the pointing system?
The pointing system is just like real F1. 1st place equals 25 points, 2nd equals 18, and so on. The Final Race of the Live Pro Series is double points.
Is the prize pool just for the winning team?
No. The prize pool will be allocated to teams based on their championship positions.