Team Vitality and the Renault Group are preparing for the launch of the new F1 Esports season next month. Earlier this year, the two French brands announced the signing of coach Richard Arnaud and French driver Nicolas Longuet to their Renault Vitality team. They have since been joined by two other drivers in Enstone, at the heart of the Renault DP World F1 Team, to benefit from an optimal physical and technical preparation.
Renault Vitality engaged the services of Fabrizio Donoso and Casper Jansen during the F1 Esports Series Pro Draft day. The former is a Chilean driver who secured a very fine 2nd place in the 2017 World Championships. He is returning this season with the desire to continue playing a leading role. The latter is a very young Dutch driver who is only 17 and has great potential. The team will officially start the season on 14 October at the first event of the 2020 F1 Esports Series calendar.
In this desire to help performance development within Team Vitality, Renault will also append its name to the brand new Renault V.Performance. The 400m² space, located in the heart of the Stade de France, is entirely dedicated to the training of Team Vitality athletes. The Renault V.Performance can accommodate up to 3 teams at the same time and is also equipped to allow the club’s medical and sports teams to work directly on site with the athletes.
Team Vitality’s other seven esports teams (including League of Legends, Counter-Strike, and Rainbow 6) will also benefit fully from this collaboration. All Team Vitality professional athletes will be able to take advantage of Renault Sport Racing’s expertise in achieving top-level performance. This will particularly take the form of bootcamps (weeks of intensive training) organised at the Renault Sport Racing factory in Enstone, England, where the drivers of Renault DP World F1 Team and Renault Sport Academy train.
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