Verstappen Is Racing In The Fanatec Sebring 12 Hours This Weekend

Verstappen Is Racing In The Fanatec Sebring 12 Hours This Weekend

Fresh from his podium in Australia, Max Verstappen will be keeping his skills sharp by competing in the Fanatec Sebring 12 Hours event on rFactor 2 on 23 March

Sim racing is becoming an increasingly popular hobby for F1 drivers and Verstappen is one of the main proponents, having made a few headlines in the virtual world over the off-season.

He’ll be spending his weekend ‘off’ by heading back to the sim to compete in the Fanatec Sebring 12 Hours for Team Redline, driving alongside countryman and sim racing ace Atze Kerhof.

Max will be going for outright honours in the LMP2 class and will not only have to deal with the 11 other cars in his category, but the 28 cars which make up the GTE and GT3 classes. Mind you, he’s had some recent experience of dealing with slower cars - he lapped the two Williamses a few times last weekend after all…

Other names taking part who you might recognise include McLaren simulator driver Rudy van Buren, sim racing Youtuber Jimmy Broadbent, and the guy who went to the Race of Champions and beat a former F1 driver, Enzo Bonito - as well as many other big names in sim racing. You can check out the complete entry list by clicking here.

Over €10,000 worth of prizes are on offer - the top three in each class will win Fanatec vouchers and cash, while the driver of the day will win a full-on Sim Lab TR1 Cockpit. It’s not only the drivers who’ll have a chance to win, though - every couple of hours there will be audience giveaways, ranging from Fanatec vouchers to the new Fanatec Podium direct drive wheel. How about that for a prize!?

The race itself gets underway at 11am CET (that’s 10am UK time) and will be streamed live on Twitch, the rFactor 2 Facebook page, and the Studio 397 YouTube channel.