Marko: 'Verstappen has private jet converted to install racing simulator'

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Verstappen has simulator built into private jet
25 January at 17:33
Last update 25 January at 20:01

Sim racing is a serious business for Max Verstappen, even Helmut Marko knows. The Red Bull Racing advisor revealed that the Dutchman has even had his private jet converted to make room for a simulator.

Verstappen takes sim racing seriously, and this was evident during the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans, in which an unstable server caused him and his teammates at Team Redline to miss out on victory. The Dutchman was far from impressed, and expressed his frustration with the organisation of the sim race.

Verstappen has simulator installed in private jet

Asked by whether Verstappen has had it a bit with sim racing because of that recent experience, Marko replied: "The opposite is the case. He has even had his private plane converted so that in the future he can pilot simulators while flying," said the Austrian.

According to Marko, it will certainly not keep the two-time World Champion from his goal of prolonging his world title again. "Max needs this distraction. At least it didn't hurt him when he won his two titles," the Red Bull chief concluded.