The grand finale of the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) Hublot Esports Sequence, Ferrari’s F1 esports competitors which awards the victor a spot in its workforce, took place this weekend.
In excess of 20,000 people entered the competition run on Assetto Corsa, with 24 invited drivers making the PRO grid and another 24 going through a qualifying process to join the AM grid.
The top 12 in both championships after four rounds made the grand final, where the PRO and AM drivers raced against one another for the overall win.
Frenchman Arnaud Lacombe got off to a good start as he won the opening race at Mugello with de Salvo second.
For the final race, which took place at Monza, de Salvo started on pole and held his position to win both the race and the championship. He crossed the line less than a second ahead of Lacombe but over five seconds ahead of Pawlowski in third.
The 21-year-old is expected to be made formally a part of the Ferrari esports team soon, and there are already plans for a second running of the Ferrari Esports Series.