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Dani Bereznay Returns to the Esports Team

Dani Bereznay, five-time F1 Esports Pro Series race winner, has returned to the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Esports Team. The Hungarian driver previously raced for the Brackley-based squad in 2018, claiming two victories and finishing second in the Drivers' Championship as the Team stormed to the Constructors' title.

The 23-year-old began sim racing at the age of 12, quickly excelling and gaining popularity through his YouTube channel. After bursting on to the F1 Esports scene in 2018 with Mercedes, he competed for Alfa Romeo Racing F1 Esports in 2019 and 2020. Bereznay retained a strong run of results, adding three wins and six other podium finishes to his tally and finishing third and fifth overall in the Drivers' Championship.

A move to McLaren beckoned for 2021 and a part-time campaign in the Pro Series before he moved back to Alfa Romeo for 2022. He now returns to the Team where he made his F1 Esports Pro Series debut for the 2023 season.

Dani strengthens what is an already impressive driver line-up, joining two-time F1 Esports Champion Jarno Opmeer, multiple race winner Marcel Kiefer, and up-and-coming talent Jake Benham.

Bereznay said: "This is one of the most successful teams in modern F1 history. The way we approach F1 Esports is the same winning mindset as in real life. I don't think there is a driver out there who would say no to being involved in a project like this. I am really pleased that I, together with my fantastic teammates, have been given this opportunity to represent this incredible brand and team. I can't wait for the upcoming season to get started."

Oliver MacFarlane, Head of Esports for Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, said: "The return of Dani Bereznay. Dani was here as a Mercedes driver for the first ever F1 Esports Series that the teams took part in and was a crucial part of the Team taking home the championship that year. It's been a real reminder of how much the whole sim racing genre, and particularly F1 Esports, has progressed since then. The level of professionalism and detail involved, and the incredibly close level of competition between the drivers at the top is extraordinary, and Dani is no exception.

"With Dani joining Marcel, Jarno and Jake in the Mercedes programme this year, we believe we have the strongest possible driver group for 2023 and now it's just about getting to grips with the new game ready for this year's series."