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The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Esports Team

The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Esports Team leads the silver arrows into the virtual world, competing in a range of sim-racing tournaments which include: F1 Esports, ESL R1, V10R and the Le Mans Virtual Series. Based on the premises of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team in Brackley; a purpose-built esports training facility provides the Team’s drivers with world class facilities and state-of-the-art equipment, to develop their skills, train and compete. The Team’s affiliation with Mercedes-AMG goes further than just the name. The two Teams frequently collaborate and share information to improve Team, driver and car performance on the virtual and real-world track.

Esports Drivers

Jarno OpmeerJarno Opmeer is the 2020 and 2021 Formula One Esports Champion. The 22-year-old Dutch Esports driver and former racing driver will be looking to become the first-ever driver to win three consecutive Formula One Pro Series world titles. Jarno boasts a huge worldwide social media following of 911.7k followers across his channels.
Jake BenhamJake Benham completes Mercedes’ roster in F1 Esports Series Pro, his promotion to the series arriving after becoming a double World Online Racing series champion, as well as his successful run to third place in the 2022 Pro Exhibition feeder series. Jake got his first taste of competitive F1 Esports in 2022 and very quickly has become an integral part of the team.
James BaldwinJames Baldwin, winner of the 2019 ‘World’s Fastest Gamer’ competition and Autosport's 2022 Esports Driver of the Year Award is an exciting driver equally at home racing in the virtual or real world. James is a British GT race winner in the real world and former British GT Esports Champion and Le Mans Esports World Champion in the virtual.
Bono HuisBono Huis, a key pillar of the team since 2020. Bono has won a total of five Formula Sim Racing titles, as well as becoming the Formula E 2017 Vegas eRace Champion, Formula Pro 2021 Champion and, most recently, steered the Team to victory in the 2022 V10 R-League and a win in the Le Mans Virtual race at Spa-Francorchamps.
Graham CarrollGraham Carroll, a former Scottish Karting and Formula Ford 1600 Champion before switching to Esports, becoming iRacing Pro series Champion in 2015. Graham joins from Red Bull Racing Esports where he competed in the V10 R League, as well as achieving a top-three finish in the Porsche GB iRacing championship in each of the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
Marko Pejic First racing for the team in 2021, Marko Pejic returns to the team after two seasons of Formula Pro, helping the team become constructor’s champions in 2021. With multiple wins across various platforms and series including 3 race wins win the ADAC GT Masters Series and one in DTM Esports, Marko is a successful driver who specialises in GT racing, making him a crucial part of the team for the ESL R1 Series.
Marcel KieferMarcel Kiefer, winner of the constructors’ title and 3rd placed driver in the 2020 season, is looking to become the first driver to win the constructors title with two different teams, joining Mercedes for 2023. With nearly 100k total subscribers on YouTube and 55.4k followers on twitter, Marcel has a rapidly growing online presence.
Dani BereznayDani Bereznay will be taking part in his seventh season in F1 Esports in 2023, and will be hoping to add to his career total of five wins and six pole positions to date. The Hungarian driver's wealth of experience extends further than just his on-track honours. In addition to having competed in 50 Esports races, Dani claimed some notoriety for his performance on the stage in the Hungarian 'X-Faktor', coming eighth in the competition during the 2017 season. Showcasing a clear pedigree for on-screen entertainment, Dani also produces videos in Hungarian for his fans on YouTube, amassing 51.4k subscribers to date.

This year, the Esports team will be particpating in several esports races and leagues, with more dates to be announced soon...

ESL R1 Season Schedule



July 27-30

ESL R1 Mid-Season Major – Gamers8

Aug 31 - Sept 1

ESL R1 Season 2 (Round 1)

Sept 7-8

ESL R1 Season 2 (Round 2)

Sept 21-22

ESL R1 Season 2 (Round 3)

Sept 28-29

ESL R1 Season 2 (Round 4)

Oct 5-6

ESL R1 Season 2 (Round 5)

Oct 26-27

ESL R1 Season 2 (Round 6)

Nov 2-3

ESL R1 Season 2 (Round 7)

Nov 9-10

ESL R1 Season 2 (Round 8)

Nov 24-26

ESL R1 Major Finals – Dreamhack



2018 Drivers and Constructors Champions - F1 Esports


Drivers and Constructors Champions - Formula Pro Season 1


Drivers and Constructors Champions - F1 Esports


Teams Champions - V10-R League Season 3


LMVS 6 hours of Spa Overall Winners

Last weekend, our F1 Esports drivers went access-all-areas and joined the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team at the Belgian Grand Prix in the final race before summer shutdown. The awesome foursome of Jarno Opmeer, Marcel Kiefer, Dani Bereznay and Jake Benham documented their three-day journey as they got up close with the Mercedes W14, explored the paddock, met adoring fans in the F1 Fan Zone and chatted with Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Toto Wolff!


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