In the video below, Max Verstappen makes contact with another car in an iRacing practice session, and lets the other driver know he isn’t pleased.
Max Verstappen is well known for practicing his craft at home using the online simulation tool iRacing, and during this event he takes revenge on another competitor by crashing into them.
It has been commented by some that perhaps the Dutch driver with a reputation for anger management issues is already practicing his frustration venting techniques out for a no doubt disappointing 2019 season with Honda power.
The driver in question was traveling quite slowly heading toward Dingle Dell on the virtual version of Brands Hatch GP circuit during an F3 event.
Max spins as a result of having caught up rapidly at the right-hander of Sheene curve, waits for the driver to repass and then aims his car, ramming them both off the track just past Sterlings.
E-sports has become quite a serious business, and some might think that this is a none event, but in the past other pro-drivers have had their accounts suspended for similar actions. The rules are very clear that users must not take out others, no matter the reason.
Former F1 driver Scott Speed was the last pro-driver to be banned from iRacing, having exacted revenge in a very similar manner in February 2018. It’s unclear as yet if Max will receive the same action.
iRacing is one of the more complex simulation quality racing video games on console or PC. Gaming rigs can cost thousands in an effort to realistically simulate real racing. For instance, Scott Speed’s three-monitor rig with a high-performance driving wheel, was for sale at $7,500 recently as a 2nd hand item.