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.
2022 F1 Esports Series Pro Championship
13th – 16th September
11th – 14th October
1st – 4th November
6th – 9th December
For more than 50 years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies - the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the data center. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.
IWC Schaffhausen is a leading Swiss luxury watch manufacturer based in Schaffhausen in the north-eastern part of Switzerland. With collections like the Portugieser and the Pilot’s Watches, the brand covers the whole spectrum from elegant to sports watches. Founded in 1868 by the American watchmaker and engineer Florentine Ariosto Jones, IWC is known for its unique engineering approach to watchmaking, combining the best of human craftsmanship and creativity with cutting-edge technology and processes.
Over its more than 150-year history, IWC has earned a reputation for creating professional instrument watches and functional complications, especially chronographs and calendars, which are ingenious, robust, and easy for customers to use. A pioneer in the use of titanium and ceramics, IWC today specialises in highly engineered watch cases manufactured from advanced materials, such as coloured ceramics, Ceratanium®, and titanium aluminide.
A leader in sustainable luxury watchmaking, IWC sources materials responsibly and takes action to minimise its impact on the environment. Along the pillars of transparency, circularity, and responsibility, the brand crafts timepieces built to last for generations and continuously improves every element of how it manufactures, distributes, and services its products in the most responsible way. IWC also partners with organisations that work globally to support children and young people.
Overclockers UK offers only the best in hardware components and systems. With a close relationship to all major brands in the industry, Overclockers UK manages to offer unique, finely tuned hardware-bundles along with immediate availability of the hottest components to its UK customers. With an extensive range of fully customisable systems, Overclockers UK are able to utilise their extensive know-how of the market and products, to create the fastest high performance systems geared toward the enthusiast user. Further information about Overclockers UK can be found here: www.overclockers.co.uk
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.
SteelSeries is the worldwide brand and innovation leader in gaming and esports peripherals focused on premium quality, innovation, and functionality. 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 the pioneering supporter of esports and competitive gaming tournaments, connecting gamers and fostering a sense of community and purpose. SteelSeries’ family of professional and gaming enthusiasts are the driving force behind the company and help influence, design, and craft every single accessory and the brand’s software ecosystem, SteelSeries GG. The SteelSeries family of brands includes KontrolFreek, the industry leader in high-performance controller accessories, and Nahimic, the leader in 3D sound solutions for gaming. In 2022 SteelSeries joined the GN family, a global leader in innovative and intelligent audio and video communications solutions sold in approximately 100 countries around the world. To learn more about the brand, visit steelseries.com and join the conversation on Twitter at @SteelSeries and Instagram at @SteelSeries.
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.
Finland-based Simucube is a game-changer in the world of sim racing and simulators. The strong technology know-how gained throughout the years as the pioneers of industrial performance motor controllers propelled Simucube to create the most authentic gear for racers. Unparalleled value of products have been achieved by carefully optimizing the hardware design without making a single compromise on reliability. Simucube offers an optimum balance between power, precision and ruggedness.
Simucube brand is globally recognized for its industrial-grade Direct Drive torque motors used by professional racers and teams, simulator manufacturers, and a wide range of other representatives of esports and simulator businesses worldwide. Simucube is happy to provide the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Esports Team with their powerful and reliable force feedback sim racing wheelbases.
Simucube continues to introduce high-quality hardware and software solutions for simulators, focusing on customer experience and high-end products. When you have a passion for serious sim racing, Simucube team has a passion in building the best possible gear to match those needs.