Max Verstappen proved that his quick temper is not something he reserves for Formula 1, the Red Bull star is also something of a nutcase in the virtual world where he races under his own name on the iRacing sim service.
During practice for a simulated Formula 3 race at Brands Hatch, Verstappen is shown in a Twitch video on a fast lap driving an orange #33 car, at speed he comes upon the number #7 blue car of David Minton dawdling on the racing line, which forces the Dutchman onto the virtual grass and into a spin.
Verstappen recovers and allows Minton to pass then followed him on track before ramming into the front of the virtual F3 and then rams the barrier backwards landing upside down, before resetting and returning to the pits which is the warped magic of the virtual world, namely no price to pay for being a total idiot.
And of course a classic case of sim-racer road rage by our man Max!
Typically the iRacing service would ban any other driver for such behaviour and it will be interesting to watch how they react to this temper tantrum one of F1’s biggest stars.
In real life such an incident would get him a hefty and lengthy ban as Santino Ferrucci found out when he lost his mind during a ‘non-virtual’ Formula 2 race last year.
The video was posted by MrGit under the title: Max Verstappen does not play well with others…