The information appeared that the organizers of Formula 1 took a decision to host the World Champion for F1 2017. The qualifying stages are schedule for the beginning of September, right after the official release of the game. In a month, the organizers will choose 40 best virtual racers, who will play in LAN-final in London on October 10 – 11.
Following the results of the tournament in London, 20 best players will go to UAE and determine the winner during the final grand-prix Abu-Dhabi. The champion will get a status of Formula 1 eSports Champion Expert and automatic slot in the common event that will take place next year, and the developers guarantee to add a winner to the game as one of the characters of F1 2018.