The reigning F1 double drivers’ championship title holder, Max Verstappen has recently opened up on how simulation driving on consoles had benefitted him. In the matter of the fact, latest remarks from the 25-year-old Dutchman comes over the heels of a latest Virtual Le Mans Championship, however, the tournament ended up in a total ruckus, as the event had witnessed numerous disturbances including disconnection from the server. Apart from that, after he and his teammate were disconnected from the server, the flying Dutchman, who has been experiencing the finest run of form of his career, had asked everyone to uninstall the game in a social media post.
Nevertheless, Verstappen also credited that the sim racing has been improving his skills.
Verstappen says virtual racing could help improve F1 driving
Meanwhile, speaking in an interview with the Washington Post, Verstappen stressed that simulation driving could really benefit Formula 1 racing adding, “The main thing is that on all the simulator platforms, I race non-Formula 1 cars.
So, you have to be adaptive and change your driving style, since every car demands something else as far as steering input, throttle and driving lines. I'm constantly learning and adapting to what I need to do in each car to go as quick as possible.
At the end of the day, that helps you when you go back to Formula 1, because you have all of this experience in the back of your mind. Sometimes you might not be entirely happy with the set-up of your Formula 1 car, but you can draw on all of your different experiences in the simulator." While being asked whether virtual racing could make his a better racer, Verstappen said, “That’s exactly what I’m trying to achieve”.