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Mercedes also dominant in opening rounds of F1 Esports

Formula One champions Mercedes also dominated the game’s digital racetracks on Wednesday with British gamer Brendon Leigh beginning the defence of his F1 Esports title with two wins in three races.

The 19-year-old former kitchen porter, winner of the primary Esports championship in Abu Dhabi final November earlier than groups received concerned, had regarded set for a hat-trick after successful on Australian and Chinese Grand Prix layouts.

Leigh also led on the final lap of the difficult Baku road circuit however made errors that allowed Toro Rosso’s Danish racer Frederik Rasmussen to slipstream previous with the road in sight to win by a whisker.

Leigh, who has gone totally skilled and shed 20 kilos since a title win that modified his life, completed second and leads his Hungarian Mercedes group mate Daniel Bereznay by 27 factors.

The Briton has 68, Bereznay 41 and Rasmussen 27.

Leigh, sitting with all the opposite sim racers in race seats on the Gfinity Arena, managed the opening Albert Park spherical from pole place with Bereznay second earlier than a time penalty for dashing in the pitlane dropped him to sixth.

The defending champion began the second, Shanghai, race from fifth on the grid however fought by means of to guide a Mercedes one-two.

Nine of the 10 actual Formula One groups — all besides Ferrari — are concerned in the revamped F1 Esports Pro Series with driver and constructor titles awarded and a prize pool of $200,000.

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