PokerStars Debuts Between the Lines - The Ultimate F1 and Poker Video Series


The partnership between PokerStars and Oracle Red Bull Racing (ORBR) has been a roaring success on the track and on the felt since the two brands joined forces. Several poker players worldwide have experienced once-in-a-lifetime events thanks to the Red Spade Pass, which has been confirmed to return for a second year.

The Red Spade Passes will be available to win across the PokerStars universe at different points of the season between May and October, with the first up for grabs via an easy-to-enter and free-to-play online casino game, ‘Spin of the Day’, which runs until July 10, 2023.

And as the 2023 Formula One season cranks up, PokerStars and ORBR are providing a unique content series called Between the Lines, which uncovers and explores the parallels between motorsport and poker at the highest level.

Christian Horner, Team Principal and CEO of Oracle Red Bull Racing, said, “We loved being part of this content series developed by PokerStars. Strategy sits at the heart of everything that we do here at Oracle Red Bull Racing, just as it does at the poker table. The series really drove home the synergies between the two sports."

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Episode 1 – Fortune Favors the Brave

The first of four episodes of Between the Lines has been released, and you can watch the pilot below. Episode 1, titled Fortune Favors the Brave, looks back at the parallels between the performances by F1 driver Sergio Perez and poker superstar Hossein Ensan from the 2022 Monte Carlo Grand Prix and the 2015 EPT Prague Main Event respectively.

Perez and Ensan wowed spectators and viewers with their boldness and fearlessness in their respective fields, which took their opponents by surprise, given the dynamics and obstacles they both faced.

The duo would go on to seal out the victories both on the track and the felt, much to the surprise of those watching.

Rebecca McAdam Willetts, Director of Partnerships & PR at PokerStars, said, “Developing the Between the Lines series with the support of Oracle Red Bull Racing has given us such a brilliant opportunity to look back at some of the most pivotal moments in one of the teams’ most successful seasons, as well as some of the most exciting moments in our live event history, and really dig into the skills and strategies that can be applied wherever mental dexterity is necessary and competition is fierce. Alongside creating major memories through our Red Spade Pass, we’re looking forward to giving fans additional opportunities to get under the hood this season with even more content, promotions, experiences, and rewards.”

Be sure to check out the first episode, which you can watch below. And take a look at what else is in store over the coming months.

Episode DateSynopsis
2 June 6The chances of pulling off the ultimate comeback seemed slim for Max Verstappen and Guiliano Bendinelli. The former started the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix in 14th place, while Bendinelli looked to be on the brink of exit from the 2022 EPT Barcelona Main Event. The duo dug deep to pull off unlikely wins
3 June 20The ORBR team and Steve O'Dwyer look to play the long game in Singapore and Monte Carlo, respectively.
4 July 4Verstappen and Michele Dattani dominate their fields in Hungary and The Bahamas and just need to hold their nerve to get over the finish line. Can they do it? Or will they face any unexpected surprises?

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Epic Scenes as Formula 1 Car Drives Through Vegas Casino

2023 F1 Drivers' Championship Standings

1Max VerstappenORBR119
2Sergio PérezORBR105
3Fernando AlonsoAston Martin75
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes-AMG56
5Carlos SainzFerrari44
6George RussellMercedes-AMG40
7Charles LeclercFerrari34
8Lance StrollAston Martin27
9Lando NorrisMcLaren10
10Pierre GaslyAlpine8
11Nico HulkenbergHaas6
12Esteban OconAlpine6
13Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo4
14Oscar PiastriMcLaren4
15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo2
16Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri2
17Kevin MagnussenHaas2
18Alexander AlbonWilliams1
19Logan SargeantWilliams0
20Nyck De VriesAlphaTauri0

2023 F1 Calendar and Results

Mar 5Bahrain Grand PrixMax Verstappen
Mar 19Saudi Arabian Grand PrixSergio Perez
Apr 2Australian Grand PrixMax Verstappen
Apr 30Azerbaijan Grand PrixSergio Perez
May 7Miami Grand PrixMax Verstappen
May 21Emilia Romagna Grand PrixPostponed
May 28Monaco Grand Prix 
Jun 4Spanish Grand Prix 
Jun 18Canadian Grand Prix 
Jul 2Austrian Grand Prix 
Jul 9British Grand Prix 
Jul 23Hungarian Grand Prix 
Jul 30Belgian Grand Prix 
Aug 27Dutch Grand Prix 
Sep 3Italian Grand Prix 
Sep 17Singapore Grand Prix 
Sep 24Japanese Grand Prix 
Oct 8Qatar Grand Prix 
Oct 22United States Grand Prix 
Oct 29Mexican Grand Prix 
Nov 5Sao Paulo Grand Prix 
Nov 18Las Vegas Grand Prix 
Nov 26Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 

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