Max Verstappen is one of the youngest and most successful drivers in the Formula 1 who fully embraced the race simulation world. The Red Bull Racing driver is a fanatic sim racer on the virtual circuits, which he says are getting closer to reality.
In recent months, Verstappen has frequently shown himself on the race sim. Verstappen participated in the 12 hours of Bathurst and the 12 hours of Sebring for team Red Line.
Max Verstappen sees that sim racing is starting to look more and more realistic. He told Simplace.co that. "The principle is the same. You try to do the best lap, come in to look at the data and then go out again to improve yourself. The two worlds are exactly the same, only the G-forces are missing in the digital world. "
Sim racing, a perfect school for real racing
Verstappen has been attached to sim racing for a long time, which he sees as a perfect school for racing in the real world. At the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen overtook Felipe Nasr with his Torro Rosso from the outside in Blanchimont! Afterwards, Verstappen stated that he had already practiced that action on the race simulator. In the meantime, Verstappen has more than 4 years of experience in the Formula 1 and he will always be practicing on the race sim to improve his skills.
Verstappen told Simplace.co that.
"Because you do the same things in the sim as on the circuit, you as a driver constantly learn, for example about adjusting the car. Incidentally, we regularly choose not to race on the F1 circuits, just for the variety "said the man who often races virtually with F1 rival Lando Norris. However, there is no question of any competition. "Just having fun counts."