Credit: Williams Racing Esports JIM Racing Founder Javier Guerra will be responsible for Williams’ team activities across sim racing. JIM Racing will continue as Williams JIM Racing Junior, which will provide another route for drivers to graduate to Williams eSports in the future.“Esports has grown dramatically in recent years to become a huge global industry, so we’re eager to take on the challenge of growing sim racing’s place in the esports world,” said Guerra. “We’re looking forward to developing our roster of drivers, offering a select number the incredible chance to become part of the Williams family.”Steven English, Head of Creative Services, added: “Gaming and motorsport have had strong links for many years. Now, eSports is an innovative part of the sport and entertainment landscape, so this is a natural evolution of our competitive spirit. We’re ambitious about developing opportunities for our fans and our partners in this new and exciting space for us.”Williams and eight other F1 teams will select more drivers from the Pro Draft in July. There are two qualification chances left to enter the draft with Catalunya taking place this weekend and Monaco May 25. Esports Insider says: Great news for Williams eSports as it enters the Formula 1 Pro Series ahead of season two. While teams will be scoping out potential drivers for the Pro Draft in July, Williams’ is already ahead of the game signing three top drivers. We’ll certainly be tuned in to see if the decision fared well for them! Williams Racing announced it will be joining Formula 1 esports along with eight other teams for the Esports Pro Series beginning later this year. With the announcement, Williams also signed drivers Javier Perez, Jani Vitsaniemi and Bernardo Perez.Drivers for Williams eSports will have access to the team’s factory in Oxfordshire for training and events, as well as the chance to work in the team’s Formula 1 simulator with technical staff and drivers.
ESPN reported Monday that Green will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in the toe. Green is expected to be sidelined three to four months as he recovers, though the Bengals expect to have him back and ready for OTAs, the report says. Green, 30, has 46 receptions for 694 yards and six touchdowns this season. Related News The Bengals have placed A.J. Green on injured reserve because of a nagging toe injury, the team announced Wednesday.The Bengals wide receiver originally suffered the injury to his right big toe in Week 8 against the Buccaneers and missed several games before returning in Week 12 against the Broncos. He appeared to re-aggravate his injury Sunday during the second quarter when he went down without any contact and was then carted off the field. A.J. Green injury update: Bengals WR will undergo season-ending surgery, report says In a corresponding move, Cincinnati activated cornerback Davontae Harris from the reserve/injured list. Harris had been dealing with a knee injury and was placed on the list Sept. 3. He returned to practice Nov. 14.