Team FordZilla create new racing challenges on 1st11
Team Fordzilla is Ford’s ﬁrst ever esports team, building on its real-world racing heritage by competing at the highest level on the virtual racing stage. Ford launched Team Fordzilla in 2019 with individual teams in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, consisting of hand-picked racers. Each team competes in national competitions with dedicated team captains, with the best drivers representing Team Fordzilla at a European level.
This is another fantastic collaboration for 1st11 Motorsport as the Fordzilla Team join us to participate in our interactive challenges. With their comprehensive team accross Europe they will be sharing their racing knowledge with us and hosting some exciting racing.
With a rich heritage in motor racing, it seems a natural evolution for Ford to embrace digital racing, especially at a time when esports are becoming the biggest competitive stage in the world.
The Fordzillla Team started recruiting for its German team on the ground at Gamescom, before heading to Milan, Madrid, Paris and London to recruit for local teams. By the end of 2019, the European teams, led by their five captains, were up and running and started competing in various local and global events such as Le Mans Esport Series Two.
Meet the Team
We had the chance to have a socially distanced chat with a number of the Fordzilla team including one of their team captains and a range of their top drivers. We learned more about how the team came together, the excitement and opportunity being part of the Ford team can bring and how the team have coped with the challenges of 2020. We also chatted to the team about their expectations for 2021 and about the hot lap interactive challenges they will be doing with us here at 1st11.