The 2020 F1 Esports Pro Draft Reveal Show is set to kick off on August 27 at 19:30 BST live on F1’s official social channels. This year, Formula 1’s elite virtual racing series will be done remotely for the first time ever, along with its biggest ever prize fund of $750,000. The guide below gives you an idea of how it will take place.

  • The 10 official F1 Esports teams will select at least one driver from a pool of 45. They will then add this selected driver to their roster for the season, making a three-person squad eligible for racing
  • Qualifiers for the Pro Draft include winners of 2019’s Challenger Series, Play-Off, Time Trial, as well as released drivers from the 2019 Pro Series, and the top two drivers from the F1 Esports Series China Championship.
  • The show will reveal each team’s three-driver roster for the 2020 Pro Series for the very first time, with the hosting team previewing the season ahead and debating which teams have the best chance of success

With there only being 30 seats in total in the F1 Esports Pro Series, the 45 drivers eligible for selection will have to be whittled down. This year’s roster promises to be the most skilled yet, with returning names and budding new talent set to battle it out.

By Niji Narayan

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.