Max Verstappen Incident during 2024 Endurance Race

In a challenging twist during the simulated Daytona 24-hour endurance race, Max Verstappen experienced significant difficulties.


By Ben Bush
Published on January 22, 2024

Max Verstappen Sim Racing

During a critical moment in the simulated Daytona 24-hour endurance race, Max Verstappen faced a challenging setback, an event he entered to prepare for the upcoming 2024 F1 season with Red Bull.

Participating in one of the most significant events in the sim racing world, Verstappen joined forces with Team Redline, racing alongside Ola Steinbraten and Gianni Vecchio in the GTD category during Saturday’s event.

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This race followed shortly after the Dutch racing star’s return to competitive racing. Verstappen had previously participated in a ‘Real Racers Never Quit’ event at Daytona with Team Redline, where an early mishap resulted in him finishing in eighth position.

Continuing his streak of tough luck in simulation racing, Verstappen encountered a problematic situation involving a collision with a car from his own team.

Challenging turn of events for Verstappen in Daytona 24 Simulation

With less than half the race remaining, 12 hours and 50 minutes, and while in a promising second-place position in his category, the three-time world champion had a daunting close call with another car from Team Redline, piloted by Josh Thompson.

Thompson seemed to decelerate more abruptly than Verstappen anticipated, leading to a collision where Verstappen’s car was impacted from behind, causing it to spin.

Nevertheless, Verstappen regained control and steered his team towards triumph in the GTD division.

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He is scheduled to return to sim racing on Tuesday, January 23rd, to participate in the Real Racers Never Quit championship. The event will feature Formula 3 cars at Silverstone, followed by a switch to Formula 4 cars for the Mugello circuit.

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