Max Verstappen spotted on Virtual Racing Series all week in F1’s absence

Max Verstappen had a disappointing start to the 2022 season, pulling out of the season opener in Bahrain. However, he redeemed his disappointing loss with a win in the Jeddah race. Later, Dutchman spent his week-long vacation playing a racing sim.

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The first two weeks have been tiring for the defending champion this season. So a vacation is what the Dutchman dreamed of. He finally got a week-long break before the Australian Grand Prix. However, the Red Bull driver did not go to any travel destination to relax. Instead, Verstappen chose to spend most of his vacation grinding Daytona GT3 in the online simulation racing game, iRacing. Additionally, many F1 fans have spotted the Red Bull driver in the video game.

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There are many F1 drivers who love video games like Charles Leclerc, George Russell, Lando Norris and Alex Albon. Additionally, some of these pilots even started streaming on Twitch during the pandemic. However, young Norris went a step further and created his own Esports team, Quadrant. Moreover, during this time, Verstappen is also into video games, but he hasn’t become a streamer like his peers. However, he still enjoys gaming and can also spend hours playing video games when he has the time.

Release clause for Max Verstappen

The 24-year-old has signed a new contract with his Austrian F1 team. The new contract will keep the 2021 world champion until the end of 2028. However, Verstappen can leave Red Bull before the contract expires. And that’s because his contract has an exit clause that will allow Max to leave if the team struggle against rival F1 teams.

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Helmut Marko revealed, “Of course. If we have a ‘crash’ like in 2014, when we had absolutely no chance against Mercedes on the engine side, then clearly there is an escape clause.”

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Red Bull had a similar clause for Sebastian Vettel. The German had a phenomenal run with the Austrian F1 team and even won four consecutive world championships. However, Red Bull struggled against Mercedes in 2014, which led to Seb joining Ferrari the following year. The Milton Keynes base hopes that history will not repeat itself with Verstappen.

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The Milton Keynes base looks solid this season and is one of the favorites. They are battling against Ferrari at the front of the grid for the championship. This battle is neck and neck, as seen in the first two races. Let’s see how Max Verstappen and Red Bull fare in the Melbourne race next week.

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