Philip Eng immediately agreed with Virtual GP participation thanks to Red Bull

26-03-2020 16:31 | Updated: 26-03-2020 18:09
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Philip Eng immediately agreed with Virtual GP participation thanks to Red Bull

Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon did not participate in the virtual Grand Prix of Bahrain last weekend. Instead Red Bull Racing chose DTM veteran and BMW driver Philip Eng. A driver who was part of Red Bull's junior program for the last time fourteen years ago.

By now it was so long ago that Eng was part of the junior program, that many people were surprised when they saw his name on the starting list. It proves once again that the ties with Red Bull are never completely severed. Eng did not hesitate to agree with the proposal.

Red Bull connection is important

"It went through BMW and a mutual friend," says the Austrian in an interview with Motorsport-Total.com. The team Eng is driving for in the DTM has also been sponsored by Red Bull since 2018. "Because of my Red Bull past, it was only logical that they came to me via this route. I agreed immediately and that's also because it's Red Bull".

Eng finished third in the virtual GP of Bahrain. No undeserving performance as he normally uses the simulator for iRacing. The F1 game from Codemasters is therefore not a real simulation. "It's all a bit less direct and mistakes are not nearly as hard to punish. I don't want to ruin the game, but it's not a simulation, it's made for the masses, but it's still fun".

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