Max Verstappen will be in action next weekend in the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans. Together with three other drivers, he will attempt to complete the virtual endurance event. Qualifying for the event is scheduled for next Friday, while the lights will go out at 2 p.m. on Saturday. From then on, Verstappen will be behind his sim race wheel in stages.
Verstappen will compete next weekend for his sim race team, called Team Redline. He will take on the virtual event with Team Redline, consisting of four drivers. In addition to the Dutchman, Felix Rosenqvist, Max Benecke and Atze Kerkhof can be found. With that, he has three names next to him that can help him to the simrace victory.
The Swedish Rosenqvist is best known for his good performances in the junior classes. He was able to win Formula 3 in 2015, while also taking the victory twice after the prestigious Macau Grand Prix. He also managed to finish third in Formula E in the 2016-2017 season. So no stranger to many motorsport enthusiasts.
In Benecke and Kerkhof, Verstappen has two gentlemen with a lot of sim racing experience. The German, Benecke, is a well-known Red Bull Racing driver. Benecke, who bears the same first name as Verstappen, has also been driving for Team Redline for years. Kerkhof is a Dutchman with whom Verstappen simraces a lot and who also coaches Verstappen in online racing.
Verstappen qualifying at 7pm local time
At 7 p.m. local time, they will qualify for the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans. The match will start the following day at 2 p.m. From then on it is important for the drivers to keep the equipment on the track for a day. With a simple calculation it can be argued that Verstappen will spend about six hours behind his sim race wheel. The other eighteen hours will be divided among his teammates.