Racers everywhere have dreamed about wearing a Prancing Horse for a living. Getting behind the wheel of a scarlet Ferrari and driving your heart out is a fantasy for millions out there.
Only a handful ever get the chance to make that dream a reality, but Ferrari is offering sim racings the chance to earn a place in the prestigious Ferrari Driver Academy.
With qualifiers now open for the Ferrari Esports Series 2021, what are you waiting for?
Take on Brands Hatch
The first hotlap session of the qualification stage is now open, and runs until 18 April on Assetto Corsa. Drivers will be taking on the amazing and challenging Brands Hatch circuit, it will test your nerve and skill!
So far nearly 10,000 sim racers from around the UK and Europe have signed up, so competition is fierce! If you haven't registered yet it's not too late! You can REGISTER HERE.
Former F1 Esports champion and current Ferrari driver Brendon Leigh is encouraging everyone to get involved.
“If you love sim racing and want to test your skills amongst the elite drivers of Europe, then the Ferrari Esport Series is a great place to start, and I encourage talented sim racing drivers to get involved.
You never know - it could be you that is in with the chance of driving with us on the FDA team next year. The competition is fierce, and you have to work hard - but being a professional esports driver as part of the Ferrari team in Maranello has changed my life: I sincerely offer the best of luck to all participants in the 2021 Series.”
Win a spot in the Ferrari Driver Academy
Running throughout 2021, the prize for the eventual winner is the opportunity to become an official esport racing driver and join the famous Ferrari Driver Academy Esports Team at Ferrari HQ in Maranello. Not too bad!
That's not all though, as there is an incentive for anyone to enter. Those that register for the Series will get access to two exclusive Ferraris, the Ferrari 488 Challenge EVO and the brand new Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO. These aren't available to the public on Assetto Corsa, so it's a good chance to try out an exclusive car!
But wait, there's more
Throughout the Series, registered players will be offered the chance to participate in various prize draw events throughout the season, with a selection of outstanding prizes up for grabs.
The winner of each prize draw will be announced live on air by the race broadcast team during each race’s live-streamed event.
Secondly, 2021 will also feature an original official competition developed especially for artistically creative Ferrari esports fans: the all-new Car Livery Contest.
That's right, those talented painters among you will be able to create and submit liveries for the four cars used by the Series via a specially created website. The best liveries will be shared on Ferrari’s official social channels, and the design most popular with Ferrari fans will be incorporated into the game and used during the official Series races!