Red Bull Racing have announced their driver line-up for the upcoming F1 Esports series. The two-time champions have stated that they will be going ahead with an unchanged line-up from the last season.
Driving for the team will be Frede Rasmussen, who is coming on the back of his Formula E Accelerate win, Marcel Kiefer and Liam Parnell, who will serve as the team’s test driver and technical race support.
After winning the title in 2020, Red Bull fell short to Mercedes last season and will be looking to reclaim their crown.
The 2022 F1 Esports series gets underway from September 14, 2022.
Frede Rasmussen commented:
“In F1 Esports, driving talent is key as the cars are all equal, meaning the races are much closer than in real life. One small mistake can be the difference between a podium and being out of the points so the pressure is immense, quite often two seconds can separate the entire grid. As always, I will be pushing to win both the drivers and team titles. Preparations for the tournament have been going well, we are still looking to find our pace but I am confident we will get there.“
Marcel Kiefer stated:
“I want to win both titles, drivers and constructors. This year the cars produce more downforce in accordance with the new regulations so the setups changed quite drastically – it feels a bit more understeer but I’m getting up to grips with the new handling more and more. If there is something to win, I want to win it and the team and I will do anything possible to bring back home what we deserve. We’ve practised a lot and I am feeling confident. We certainly don’t lack the talent, so we have got to make sure we prepare correctly and control what we can control.“
Liam Parnell added:
“After just missing out on winning the teams’ championship last season we will give everything to win again this year. My personal goal is to work as hard as I possibly can to be the best version of myself so I can help the team out as much as possible. Every day we are working harder than before, obviously, after getting so close to winning last year we are motivated to even more this year.“