F1 Esports Champion Makes On-Track Debut, Crashes In Second Race

F1 Esports Champion Makes On-Track Debut, Crashes In Second Race

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F1 eSports champion Brendon Leigh suffered a shock during his first on-track racing debut this past weekend, as the Formula One inaugural competitive gaming champ crashed into a barrier on Sunday’s second race.

The 19-year-old has an impressive record already, having won both of the eSports championships that have been showcased by F1, winning the first championship in 2017, followed by the second the following year as part of Mercedes. You may even recognise the racer who become somewhat of an online sensation, after teasing a rival driver by wagging his finger at him.

Leigh was taking part in the BRSCC National Forumla Ford 1600 at Snetterton, which would be his first experience in competitive single-seaters. Having had three days of testing prior to the weekend’s event, Leigh had a strong start by finishing in fourth place in Saturday’s first race. Fortunes would change by the Sunday however, as he crashed into the barriers in the early stages of the second race. From there, he would be forced to retire from race three, following car trouble.

Brendon Leigh will be in race action again in just a few weeks’ time, where he will be taking to the track on May 11th at the Oulton Park meeting.

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