The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team is the esports team of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team.
Based on the premises of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Brackley, a purpose-built esports training centre provides the team’s gamers with world class facilities and state-of-the-art equipment from our Esports partners, to develop their skills, train and compete. Being integrated into the Driver-in-Loop Simulator department, where F1 development drivers provide feedback to engineers on a virtual model of the car, the esports programme will benefit from transferable elements pertinent to optimising car set-up and honing race craft.
20-year old Jarno Opmeer raced in the real world before he switched to the virtual arena. He won the Dutch Karting championship three times and competed in Formula 4 and Formula Renault 2.0 before making his debut in F1 Esports in 2019. The following season turned out to be Jarno’s most successful in F1 Esports yet as he claimed eight podiums, four wins and ultimately the F1 Esports Pro Series Drivers’ Championship in 2020.
Dani Moreno first entered the F1 Esports Series in 2020 and was voted ‘Rookie of the Year’ in an impressive debut season. The 20-year old Spaniard scored his first points in his first race and secured 70 points over the course of the season, while continuously demonstrating top-level talent.
Bono’s name is well known in both the F1 Esports and the wider sim-racing community. Born and raised in Maastricht, the Netherlands, he has won the Formula Sim Racing Championship 5 times, as well as the Visa Formula E Vegas eRace in 2017. Bono made his debut in the F1 Esports Series in 2018, and joined the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team in 2020. In his first competitive outing with the Team, in June 2020, Bono won the Sim Masters Champion title, competing in the The Race All Star Series 2.
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Sim-Lab is a leading manufacturer of high-quality sim-racing related hardware. We are a proud supplier of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team.
Our drive is to enhance virtual racing experiences with uncompromising solutions that push the boundaries of e-sports. With in-house engineering and production facilities we combine Dutch Design with high-end craftmanship.
Sim-Lab started in 2015 with the development of a sim racing cockpit that is extremely rigid and fully adjustable at the same time.
Today, Sim-Lab’s P1-X sim is the industry benchmark. Sim-Lab delivers cockpits and accessories to the most demanding customers world-wide.
Gamers and e-sports professionals recognize Sim-Lab as the go-to brand for quality sim rigs.
The relationship with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team allows us to participate on the highest sim racing level. By delivering cutting-edge technology we want to help the team’s e-racers and engineers reach their full potential.
SteelSeries is a leader in gaming peripherals focused on quality, innovation, and functionality, and the fastest growing major gaming headset brand globally. Founded in 2001, SteelSeries improves performance through first-to-market innovations and technologies that enable gamers to play harder, train longer, and rise to the challenge. SteelSeries is a pioneer supporter of competitive gaming tournaments and esports and connects gamers to each other, fostering a sense of community and purpose. SteelSeries’ team of professional and gaming enthusiasts help design and craft every single accessory and are the driving force behind the company.
Established in the US in 1920, New Era is steeped in sports heritage and serves as the official headwear partner to a host of major sports teams and leagues. As the authentic cap of choice for sports enthusiasts around the globe, New Era is proud to partner with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports team to be an Official Team Partner.
As part of a multi-year deal, New Era headwear and apparel will form part of the 2021 official team collection worn by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team drivers. The collection, which features the iconic Mercedes Benz logo, is available to Esports fans with a number of popular headwear and apparel styles to choose from including the 9FORTY, Cuff Knit Bobble, polo tee, hoodie and pant.
Overclockers UK is a critically acclaimed high-performance computer manufacturer, hardware retailer, and famed for creating unique, bespoke solutions such as the OrionX - the world’s most powerful dream PC as featured in Forbes.
With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Overclockers UK offers nothing but the very best 5-star service, a huge range of products, and access to advice from experts in the field such as our in house overclocking specialist and world-record-holder Ian “8Pack” Parry.
Unlike most manufacturers, Overclockers UK is dedicated to producing products that exceed the customers’ expectations. The painstaking detail and customisation that goes into every system are paramount to their success. Whether you require a workstation, office PC, server, or something a little different, Overclockers UK have an array of manufacturing techniques at its disposal. From laser cutting, etching and engraving to comprehensive water cooling solutions that are designed in house utilising a team of CAD-CAM specialists.
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Out of a passion for simracing combined with the idea to professionalise simracing products, Niels Heusinkveld laid the foundation stone of Heusinkveld back in 2013. As a pioneer in the market Heusinkveld developed to a leading manufacturer of advanced cutting-edge simracing products.
Innovation, development and consistent high-quality are top priorities for the Heusinkveld team. Durability is a key requirement for all materials which are used by Heusinkveld. The products, which are assembled in its own production facility in Groningen, the Netherlands, can therefore be expected to last for many years.
Our best-known products such as the Sim Pedals Ultimate and Sim Pedals Sprint combine high performance with market leading designs. They are today appreciated by both professionals and enthusiasts to optimize their training and reach excellence in races.
We are very excited to be supporting the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team.
Simucube is a Finnish based Direct Drive system brand that offers the Ultimate experience for e-sim racers. The company's core value is to offer the best possible product for drivers that know what they want.
Simucube 2 has been built around a precision robotics grade industrial motor, electronics and software fused to form a flawless monolithic design. Everything is optimized to perform at the highest level, and with sub-millisecond latency.
Rigid mechanical coupling of the wheel is the fundamental requirement for direct drive. Simucube 2 is made to meet this requirement, even though it meant redesigning everything. Simucube Quick Release™, SQR, has zero backslashes adding zero torque artifacts. When locked-in, it equals a solid metal shaft, just like it should.
Simucube 2 works with simulator games and reconstructs the authentic environment.
Thanks to Simucube 2's dedicated processor for motor control, and another processor for interfacing the PC simulator, the ultra-low latency is stable and consistent. With Simucube's award-winning force reconstruction processing, ultra-low latency mode, and adjustable dynamic filters, the Driver can reach realism.