Uralkali Haas F1 Esports Team retained their star man Cedric Thomé, and drafted in new faces Matthijs van Erven and Samuel Libeert, with their operations being overseen in 2021 by Romain Grosjean and his R8G Esports outfit.
Williams Esports kept on their ever-present racer Alvaro Carreton, as well as their 2020 racer Michael Romanidis, and newcomer Italian Alessio di Capua.
A third successive team to keep one familiar driver, Scuderia AlphaTauri Esports retain Joni Tormala, while bringing in new face Dario Iemmulo, and series returnee Sebastian Job.
McLaren Shadow were the first of two teams to completely re-vamp their trio, with Dani Bereznay stepping in as their most experienced racer, accompanied by onetime Mercedes racer Bari Boroumand, and new blood Josh Idowu.
FDA Esports Team stacked their team with two champions; Brendon Leigh and David Tonizza form a solid partnership, with series newcomer Domenico Lovece stepping up too.
Merecedes-AMG Petronas F1 Esports Team drafted in the reigning champion Jarno Opmeer, alongside 2020 rookie sensation Dani Moreno. F1 Esports veteran Bono Huis completes the line-up.
Alpine Esports Team keep Nicolas Longuet and Fabrizio Donoso from 2020’s roster, and add Hungarian ace Patrik Sipos to their formula for this season.
Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN F1 Esports Team’s brand-new line-up features faces familiar and less so, with Simon Weigang, Filip Presnajder, and Thijmen Schutte on board.
And finally, reigning team champions Red Bull Racing Esports continue with Frede Rasmussen and Marcel Kiefer as their dynamic duo, with DHL Virtual Fastest Lap competition winner Liam Parnell taking the third spot in the team.
A taste of what is to come
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