‘My main aim is to defend my title’ – five minutes with the UK’s F1 Esports champ on his victory

Esports News UK caught up with 18-year-old British Formula 1 Esports Series World Champion Brendon Leigh following his win, to ask him about the final and his thoughts on F1 getting involved in esports.

Questions by Esports News UK's Serdil Kaya and interview arranged by Dom Sacco.

 

Esports News UK: Tell us a bit about how the grand final went down, what were your feelings going into it and throughout it?

Brendon Leigh: My feelings during the grand final were very strange, never before in life had I been under the pressure for driving like that!

Going into the grand final it was a nervous time because I knew nothing about anyone else and how fast they could be.

 

Who would you say was the hardest opponent at the Championship? And did you feel the pressure of representing Britain while you were there?

I personally think Sven was my hardest opponent in the grand final.

I personally didn't feel any extra pressure while racing as I was too focused on what I needed to do.

 

 

"My main aim is to defend my title for the next season of F1 esports, I would like to see F1 run an Esports Series side-by-side with the real F1 races."
Brendon Leigh

 

 

What are your aims and ambitions in F1 esports, and what would you like to see from it in the future?

My main aim is to defend my title for the next season of F1 esports, I would like to see F1 run an Esports Series side-by-side with the real F1 races.

 

What inspired you to get into F1 esports, was it your love for racing?

I just love racing so it was only natural for me to sign up.

 

How much of an impact do you think F1 esports will have on the wider esports scene and also the motor racing industry overall?

I think because the F1 brand is so big, it will have a huge effect on esports in general.

I also believe it will affect real world motor racing because of how similar it is to that.

 

You can check out more comment from Brendon in this interview with the Daily Mail. You can also follow him on Twitter here.

No Comments Yet.

Leave a comment

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close