Max Verstappen says sim racing prepares him well for the new season!

24-01-2020 15:27
by Adam Newton
F1 News
Max Verstappen says sim racing prepares him well for the new season!

Max Verstappen says that his sim racing practise keeps him in form ahead of the start of the 2020 season. Verstappen can often be found racing online on games such as iRacing, fine tuning his ability in the virtual world.

With gaming becoming more and more popular and the rise of F1 Esports, the realistic replications of cars and tracks allows today's drivers to practise at home.

Verstappen told Algemeen Dagblad newspaper: "It's great preparation for the new season. It keeps the calluses on my hands in the winter."

He drives for an online team called Redline, and his manager Atze Kerkhof said: "He has to be busy with the setup and fine-tuning of the car, but the racing itself certainly doesn't work against him.

"I think all the young drivers are at home in the sim. There's no escaping it anymore for this Playstation generation."

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