Jarno Opmeer

Jarno Opmeer (born 11 April 2000) is a former Dutch racing driver and the 2020 F1 Esports Champion.[1]

Jarno Opmeer
NationalityNetherlands Dutch
Born (2000-04-11) 11 April 2000 (age 21)
Dordrecht, Netherlands
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 career
Debut season2017
Current teamMP Motorsport
Car number30
Starts27
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish15th in 2017
Previous series
2017
2016
2016
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
SMP F4 Championship
F4 Spanish Championship
Championship titles
2020F1 Esports Series

Career

Karting

Opmeer began karting at the age of four in 2004, taking Dutch championship titles in 2009, 2010, 2011.

Formula 4

Opmeer graduated to single-seaters in 2016, participating in the SMP F4 Championship. He took seven victories and thirteen podiums in his debut year F4 finishing in second place in the championship to his fellow countryman Richard Verschoor.

Opmeer also participated in two race meetings of the Spanish F4 with MP Motorsport, taking 5 podiums out of 6 races.

Formula Renault

In 2017, Opmeer continued his collaboration with MP and joined the Eurocup championship.[2] He had seven point-scoring finishes including the 5th place in the penultimate race of the season at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.[3] While in the standings he ended fifteenth, behind his teammates Richard Verschoor and Neil Verhagen.

Formula One

In February 2017, Opmeer was inducted into the Renault Sport Academy.[4] In the end of 2017 Jarno confirmed that the contract he had with the Renault Sport Academy hadn't been extended.[5]

Esports

In April 2019, Opmeer was signed to RenaultVitality Esports Team as a driver for the third season of the F1 Esports Series.[6] The Dutchman finished his first season in the competition in fourth place and helped secure his team 4th place in the teams' championship.[7]

For the 2020 Formula One eSports Series he moved to the Alfa Romeo Orlen Esports Team. He was the class of the field in 2020 taking 4 wins and the drivers championship with it. He beat Frederik Rasmussen of Red Bull Racing Esports to the drivers' crown by 22 points and also helped his team secure 2nd in teams' championship.[8]

On January 26, 2021, Opmeer announced that he has signed with the Mercedes Formula One Esports team.[9] He currently leads the 2021 F1 Esports Series.[10]

Racing record

Karting career summary

Season Series Team Position
2009 Dutch Championship — Mini Juniors 1st
2010 Dutch Championship — Mini Juniors 1st
2011 Belgian Championship — KF5 15th
Dutch Championship — KF3 1st
2012 Dutch Championship — KF3 4th
2013 German Karting Championship — Junior 12th
CIK-FIA European Championship — KFJ 41st
2014 IAME International Final — X30 Junior 17th
German Karting Championship — Junior Maddox Racing Team 7th
Rotax Max Wintercup — Rotax Max Junior 31st
2015 German Karting Championship — Senior Maddox Racing Team 11th
SKUSA SuperNationals — KZ2 39th

Racing career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2016 SMP F4 Championship MP Motorsport 21 7 4 5 13 264 2nd
F4 Spanish Championship 6 0 1 0 5 80 NC†
2017 Formula Renault Eurocup MP Motorsport 23 0 0 0 0 27 15th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 5 0 0 0 1 68 10th
2018 Formula Renault Eurocup MP Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 0 25th

† – As Opmeer had not competed in the required number of rounds, he was ineligible for a championship position.

Complete SMP F4 Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2016 MP Motorsport SOC
1

2
SOC
2

1
ZAN1
1

3
ZAN1
2

1
ZAN1
3

1
ZAN2
1

1
ZAN2
2

1
ZAN2
3

3
MSC1
1

5
MSC1
2

2
MSC1
3

3
MSC2
1

10
MSC2
2

16
MSC2
3

2
AND
1

5
AND
2

9
AND
3

12
AHV
1

1
AHV
2

1
AHV
3

4
2nd 270

Complete F4 Spanish Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2016 MP Motorsport NAV
1

3
NAV
2

3
NAV
3

4
ALC
1

2
ALC
2

3
ALC
3

3
ALG
1
ALG
2
ALG
3
VAL
1
VAL
2
VAL
3
CAT
1
CAT
2
JAR
1
JAR
2
JAR
3
JER
1
JER
2
JER
3
NC† 0

† – As Opmeer had not competed in the required number of rounds, he was ineligible for a championship position.

Complete Formula Renault Eurocup results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Pos Points
2017 MP Motorsport MNZ
1

18
MNZ
2

21
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

15
PAU
1

11
PAU
2

22
MON
1

13
MON
2

Ret
HUN
1

8
HUN
2

14
HUN
3

12
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

16
RBR
1

13
RBR
2

Ret
LEC
1

11
LEC
2

11
SPA
1

11
SPA
2

10
SPA
3

6
CAT
1

16
CAT
2

5
CAT
3

9
15th 27
2018 MP Motorsport LEC
1
LEC
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
MON
1
MON
2
RBR
1

18
RBR
2

Ret
SPA
1

12
SPA
2

24
HUN
1
HUN
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
25th 0

Esports career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2019 Formula One eSports Series RenaultVitality 12 1 1 0 5 123 4th
2020 Formula One eSports Series Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen Esports Team 12 4 2 0 8 196 1st
2021 Formula One eSports Series Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team 6 2 1 1 4 100* 2nd*

Complete Formula One Esports Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2019 RenaultVitality BHR
2
CHN
5
AZE
14
CAN
3
AUT
3
GBR
10
GER
1
BEL
3
ITA
8
JPN
6
USA
4
BRA
12
4th 123
2020 Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen Esports Team BHR
1
VIE
3
CHN
1
NED
2
CAN
1
AUT
3
GBR
9
BEL
5
ITA
2
JPN
4
MEX
1
BRA
7
1st 196
2021 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team BHR
4
CHN
1
AUT
1
GBR
9
ITA
2
BEL
2
POR
7
NED
6
USA
EMI
MEX
BRA
2nd* 115*

References

  1. ^ "Opmeer Crowned Driver Champion As Red Bull Defend Teams' Title". f1esports.com. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  2. ^ Gruz, David (21 February 2017). "Formula 4 champion Fewtrell joins Renault F1 Academy, Aitken to ART". Autosport. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ Waring, Bethonie (29 October 2017). "Sacha Fenestraz crowned Eurocup champion as Shwartzman wins again at Barcelona". formulascout.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Aitken leads 2017 Renault Sport Academy line-up". 21 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Jarno Opmeer uit talentenprogramma Renault". Formule1.nl (in Dutch). 2018-01-12. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  6. ^ "Renault adds former F1 junior to esports roster". motorsport.com. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Tonizza and Red Bull Crowned Champions! 2019 F1 Esports Grand Final Report". F1Esports News. 2019-12-05. Retrieved 2020-12-18.
  8. ^ "Opmeer seals F1 Esports title, Red Bull tops teams". The Race. 2020-12-17. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  9. ^ "Reigning F1 Esports champion Opmeer signed by Mercedes alongside Huis and Moreno | Formula 1®". www.formula1.com. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  10. ^ "Jarno Opmeer and Mercedes lead F1 Esports Series Pro Championship presented by Aramco after dramatic Event 1". European Gaming Industry News. 2021-10-15. Retrieved 2021-10-16.

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