F1 Drivers Norris and Verstappen Win the 24-Hour Spa … Virtual

F1 Drivers Norris

The McLaren and Red Bull drivers of Formula 1, Lando Norris and Max Verstappen, have teamed up winning the 24-hour (virtual) Spa Francorchamps, held in the iRacing title.

Verstappen needs no introduction, while Norris is the very young rookie of the McLaren team, with just 10 GPs to his credit after being champion of the Formula Renault Eurocup and Formula 3. The boy is also a streamer: on his channel Twitch, in fact, you can find all the highlights of the performance we’re talking about.

During the game, Verstappen and Norris took turns in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 together with their veteran sim racing teammates, Max Benecke, and Max Wenig.

They dominated most of the race, starting from pole position, but the final had thrilling implications: with Verstappen behind the wheel, the driver had problems with the brake system. The driver essentially lost a lap and returned to the pitlane, where he delivered the car to Norris.

Norris went down the track with an advantage that was still rather quiet, bringing the car to the finish line ahead of the second car by Pure Racing Team Green, with Patrick Heinrich the last driver of the team.

Verstappen and Norris have already participated together with high profile virtual endurance competitions. For example, during the twelve hours of Bathurst in February, neither of them was able to start their turn, because their teammate had crashed at the start of the race.

The second Redline team, with the winner of the World’s Fastest GamerRudy van Buren, ended prematurely when Ayhancan Guven crashed at Turn 17, called Blanchimont.

The terrain of sim racing, lately, is starting to attract a lot of interest, especially from car manufacturers, who see it as a great way to keep their drivers in training.