Thrilling PC race gives us three more qualifiers
May 23, 2018
Last night’s PC Qualification Race produced some stunning driving around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The relentless action started from the moment the lights went out as Samuel Libeert (LDLC S.Libeert) made a superb start to take first place from Marek Schinz (VP_Marek) into Turn 1. Tino Naukkarinen (ACR Timp) also had a look up the inside but slotted back into third place.
The first lap was certainly eventful with a jump start from Aurélien Talmon (RC Aure) and a collision between Vitsaniemi Jani (Williams_Aresi) and István Puki (Sztiv) leaves Puki out of the race and Petteri with a penalty.
There was more drama during the pit stop phase of the race. The front two both decided to pit at the end of lap 7 while Naukkarinen staying out for one more lap in an effort to jump a place. He rejoined side-by-side with Schinz in a battle for 2nd place around the first three corners of the lap with Schinz managing to hold onto second spot after a respectful battle.
Naukkarinen continued to pressurise Schinz for the subsequent laps, allowing Libeert to build a slight gap in front and take the win. Schinz finished in second ahead of Naukkarinen. All three now qualify for the Pro Draft where they could be selected by a real F1 team to represent them in the F1 Esports Pro Series later in the year.
Tonight sees the PS4 qualifiers race in Barcelona for a place in the Pro Draft. You can watch that race live here from 8pm (BST).
There is still one more opportunity for you to qualify by playing F1 2017. Make sure that you are registered and look out for the Monaco event which goes live in game on Friday.