Paris E-Prix – Current Formula E championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne announced on Friday that he will join the Veloce eSports team.
Vergne will become a founding partner of the eSports team after Veloce’s expansion from a driver management agency, alongside former British F3 racer Rupert Svendsen-Cook and former British Touring Car driver Jack Clarke, as well as ex-football agent Jamie MacLaurin.
“It is a huge venture for me,” said Vergne, “I’ve always been fascinated by eSports and I enjoy watching it, so to now be involved with such an exciting team is mega.
“Being at the forefront now is a big opportunity, not just for us as a team but for fans and players all around the world.”
Veloce is one of the entrants for Formula 1’s 2018 eSports championship, fielding Dani Bereznay, James Doherty and Alexander Dornieden.
It aims to provide a proving ground for eSports players, allowing them to train, compete and stream across all three gaming platforms – PC, Playstation and Xbox – which has yet to be seen for motor racing eSports.
“We are delighted to welcome Jean-Eric on board,” Cook said.
“We have remained close friends since being team-mates in British Formula 3, and to be able to renew that partnership with Veloce eSports is fantastic. We have exciting plans, and we can’t wait for what the future holds.”