With Formula 1’s 2020 season currently suspended, a series of Esports events have been organised to keep fans entertained. The virtual races are being set up in the place of the Grand Prixs that have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
One F1 star who has been taking part in virtual racing is Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, who wrote on Instagram this week: “So great to see so many of you are enjoying the Sim racing we do online.
“I hope we can put on a show for all race fans to enjoy.”
The Dutchman, though, says he “will not participate” in F1’s official series of virtual Grand Prix races.
“That is especially because I have never tried that game before,” Verstappen told Ziggo Sports.
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“It takes days to understand it a little better, and I don’t want to deal with it at the moment.”
He added: “I also have my hands full with the other virtual races.
“For me, it would not be the right thing to switch between games all the time.
“I always race to win, and I don’t want to be at the back. I’d rather not race at all.”
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Verstappen has joined forces with Team Redline for tonight’s Esports event: Real Racers Never Quit.
The F1 star will also be joined by McLaren’s Lando Norris.
What time does Real Racers Never Quit start?
The Esports race is scheduled to start at 8pm GMT.
How can I watch Real Racers Never Quit?
Fans can live stream the action via Team Redline’s YouTube and Twitch channels.
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