The two-time F1 champ Fernando Alonso has broadened his influence in the Esports sector, by joining the Motorsport Network’s Esports division as an investor and board member.
As a result of his role in the firm, Alonso will be able to offer feedback on the direction Motorsport Games will go in. Motorsport Network says there’s also scope for the prolific racing driver to “extend his personal interest to Motorsport Network’s multiple negotiations with other global motorsport series looking to join the Motorsport Games platform“.
Lately, Motorsport Network has been establishing itself as a major force in the growing esports sector. The media organisation already hosts virtual racing series focused on Le Mans and NASCAR racing, and it recently signed an agreement with Codemasters to operate an esports programme for its major racing game IPs.
Fernando Alonso has further consolidated his position as one of the most influential real-world racing driver in esports with the founding of an all-new esports team. A different entity to the outfit he co-founded in 2017 with G2 Esports, the “FA Racing Logitech G” outfit is being pitched as an elite esports team that will enter events on games such as Project CARS 2, iRacing, Dirt Rally 2.0 and Gran Turismo Sport.
Though still a new team, FA Racing Logitech G already has 11 drivers on its roster. Perhaps the most prominent name in the line-up is the British racing driver Jamie Chadwick, who’s earned a place in motorsports history by becoming the first female British GT champion and Formula 3 race winner.