Verstappen after first sim races: ‘Too bad I just hit the grass’
By Srihari HS 24 March 2020 | 11:07
Max Verstappen drove in the first races of a six-part series organized by Team Redline at Circuit Spa Francorchamps. The Dutchman managed to win the first race. But it was very hard in the final phase of the second race and Verstappen had to settle for P4.
Verstappen was often ahead of Lando Norris in the second race. In lap three, the Brit managed to pass him, and from then on, the Formula 1 drivers alternated the lead. However, the intense - but fun - fight between the two gentlemen did mean that a third man ran off with the proverbial victory.
“Since Lando and I had been fighting each other all race, Kelvin could catch up with us. It was a lot of fun,” the Red Bull driver told Verstappen.nl.
Verstappen takes a trip to the grass.
Kelvin Van der Linde managed to catch with the F1 drivers while they fought with each other. A fight between Van der Linde and Verstappen send the Dutchman on a trip to the grass. The move seems to cause problems with iRacing on some circuits.
“Too bad I just hit the grass, which you no longer have any grip in iRacing. It was a beautiful race. Driving Formula 3 cars is always a lot of fun, and the field was very competitive,” the eight-time Grand Prix winner added.
Verstappen wins the first race in Spa.
Verstappen won the first race of the competition. After starting third, he came out best at the end of Kemmel Straight. He outsmarted number one and number two and took the lead and managed to hold on to the track position until the end of the race.
However, he still experienced pressure from Lorenzo Colombo. Colombo was able to get close in the final phase but missed while attempting a catch-up manoeuvre. In the last round, the gap was about 0.6s, just too much to make another desperate move to surpass Verstappen. (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)
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