The Saltunç brothers will represent the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 eSports for the second round of the 2018 F1 New Balance Esports Pro Series.
The second round of the F1 Esports Pro Series will commence on the 31st October at the GFinity Arena in London. Three races will take place over the day on Codemasters‘ F1 2018 game with races taking place on France’s Paul Ricard, Great Britain’s Silverstone and Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps.
Sauber lie seventh overall with 18 points in the team’s standings after the first round with Salih Saltunç, Allert van der Wal and Sonuç Saltunç representing the team.
The two Saltunç brothers raced together in the first race in Australia, where Salih picked up four points with eighth place. van der Wal took over from Sonuç for the rest of the first round around China and Azerbaijan.
For round two, the two brothers will take racing duties for Sauber as van der Wal will miss the second round due to education commitments for upcoming school exams.
Unfortunately I won't be able to be at tomorrow's #F1Esports pro series event due to some important school exams 😕
Wishing everyone the best of luck once again, especially @SauberEsports @VeS_FlyingFinn @Veloce_Alonso ofcourse 💪💪
I'll be sure to watch 👀
— Allert van der Wal (@RG_Matiiz) October 30, 2018
Previewing the upcoming round for the F1 Esports Series, Salih Saltunç is hoping to put things round after a technical difficult hindered him in the first round.
“I am excited to put things right next week,” said Salih Saltunç. “The technical issues we experienced in Round 1 were a bit frustrating but are now firmly in the past, and we must focus on scoring points in order to start moving forwards in the Championship.”
Sonuç will be partnered alongside his brother for round 2, believing the team has a lot of prove and that the team’s setups feel good going into the three races.
“We have a lot to prove heading into Round 2, and we have put all of our focus on improving by putting in hours of practice to make sure we have the pace to fight for race wins,” added Sonuç Saltunç.
“Our setups feel good, our confidence is high and we are looking forward to making our team and supporters proud.”