Lucas Blakeley, E Sports driver from Scotland has made headlines and has grabbed everyone’s attention after he defeated the four-time Formula 1 world champion and the current Aston Martin driver, Sebastian Vettel. He did so at the Race of Champions, being held in Sweden.
The Race of Champions is an annual motorsport competition that features some of the best drivers from the world of racing. It started in 1988 and currently features 20 top drivers from around the world in teams of two.
In this event, Lucas entered with another sim racer Jarno Opmeer, representing the eROC All-Stars. Jarno is also an F1 E-Sports driver for the Mercedes F1 team and a two-time world champion of F1 E-Sports.
They competed against the team of Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher, a driver for the Haas F1 team.
The Scottish driver handed the first blow of the war by defeating Vettel by eight hundredths of a second. However, the Germans staged a comeback to qualify for the final eight and could only make it as far as that.
There’s no doubt that it would’ve been an overwhelming experience for the young driver. After achieving an amazing feat, the driver expressed his emotions in a tweet:
Who is Lucas Blakeley?
Lucas Blakeley is a professional streamer of E Sports on Twitch. The driver started his career back in 2019 when he attended the Pro draft. He was looked over for a seat in 2018.
After his team, eROC’s exit from the Race of Champions 2022, he finished as a runner-up in the sim version of the championship. He lost out to his ROC partner Jarno Opmeer, in the finals.
The sim driver earlier made headlines when he joined the Aston Martin Cognizant Esports Team. He competed in F1 Esports World Championship for them and finished 3rd in the 2021 season with 162 points to his name, and helped the team to finish in 3rd place in the same season.
The partnership between the team and driver lasted for over two years and dates back to when the Aston Martin Cognizant Esports Team was called the BWT Racing Point F1 Esports Team.
While announcing his departure from the team, Blakeley said, “This chapter has closed, time to start writing the next…”