Kamil Pawlowski, a Polish sim (simulated) racer became the winner of the 2nd season of Ferrari Esports Series, landing himself a spot on the Ferrari Driver Academy esports team.

The Grand Final of the second season of the Ferrari Esports Series took place on December 14, and Kamil Pawlowski triumphed to take the crown. The championship is held by Ferrari for them to scout new talents and bring them into the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) Esports Team.

Running on Assetto Corta - a sim racing video game, the championship received thousands of players registering for the event. In the end, it boiled down to only two dozen racers in the Grand Finals and after Pawlowski’s spectacular victory, he earned himself a spot on the FDA Esports Team.

Kamil Pawlowski defeats favorites in the Grand Final of Ferrari Esports Series

A total of 35,000 sim racers registered for the pre-qualifying races and after a multitude of rounds, 24 racers faced off in the Grand Finals. Across three different circuits - Imola, Barcelona, and Mugello, the bloodthirsty finalists roared their engines and prepared for the race.

There are also favorites of the show- Isaac Price, Arnold Lacombe, and Kamil Lapowski himself who competed for the coveted slot on the FDA esports team. The French racer, Lacombe stumbled upon unfortunate contacts which penalized him in the most important races. Price and Pawlowski, on the other hand, were neck to neck. But Pawlowski showcased careful and concentrated race conduct in the third circuit, outrunning his opponents. He finished the race and Price followed after to claim 2nd place.

What is the Ferrari Driver Academy?

The Ferrari Driver Academy is an initiative from Ferrari's F1 team to promote young talent in its organization. This academy provides funding and long-term contracts for selected talents.

In 2019, Ferrari started the FDA Esports Team to compete in the Formula One Esports Series. A way for them to select talents to join the team will be through The Ferrari Esports Series.

Ferrari will host more sim racing championships in the future

For all the aspiring sim drivers, don’t worry because the Ferrari Esports Series will return in 2022. This tournament provides an opportunity for talented racers to join the Ferrari fam and racers can possibly be a part of future Ferrari esports projects. 

A few of the requirements to be eligible for the Ferrari Esports Series are;

  • 18 years and older
  • A resident of any European territory
  • Not be officially banned from any Esports competition managed by the organizer and partners;
  • Meet the Hardware and Software requirements

You can keep an eye for updates on their official channels.

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