F1 Esports Grand Final Delivered by Gfinity: Both championships up for grabs in epic finale

The fourth and final event comes in the form of the Grand Final and both championships are finely poised.

The F1 Esports Pro Series presented by Aramco is approaching its conclusion.

The fourth and final event, delivered by Gfinity, comes in the form of the Grand Final and both championships are finely poised.

With three races to go the pressure is really on at the top of the standings, while other drivers will need a good performance to prove they deserve a drive in 2021.

Drivers’ Championship fight

Alfa Romeo’s Jarno Opmeer has been at the top of the standings since he claimed victory in the first race. However, the Red Bull pair of Frederik Rasmussen and Marcel Kiefer have been hunting him down ever since.

With 78 points up for grabs in the final event, any three of them could walk away with their first F1 Esports title.

Opmeer has a 19-point lead over Rasmussen, who finished runner-up to David Tonizza last year. Kiefer is 32 points adrift, but all three drivers have claimed race wins this season and are the class of the field this season.

RacingGames.GG sat down with Kiefer to discuss the finale. You can read the full interview here.

Two Horse battle for Teams’ Championship

With three drivers dominating things, the Teams’ title is strictly between Red Bull and Alfa Romeo.

This time it is Red Bull with the edge. Their 255 points is 32 more than Alfa Romeo. Opmeer’s teammate Dani Bereznay has been frustratingly inconsistent this season, mostly thanks to struggles in qualifying. However, he is more than capable of taking points away from Red Bull on his day.

With the record $750,000 prize fund being awarded on Constructors’ Championship standings, every team will be desperate for points in the final three races, so Alfa Romeo & Red Bull won’t have an easy time trying to maximise their haul.

How to watch

The final event of F1 Esports runs across 16 & 17 December and is contested at the Japanese, Mexican, and Brazilian circuits.

Japan & Mexico will be on the 16th, with Brazil wrapping things up on the 17th.

The races start at 7.30pm GMT and you can watch on Formula 1’s official Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube channels.

You can watch the qualifying for these events on F1’s Twitch channel at 3.30pm GMT on both 16 & 17 December.

For more coverage of F1 Esports check out Gfinity’s newest websiteRacingGames.gg.

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