Max Verstappen has pushed Rudy van Buren to become Red Bull’s next simulation and developmental driver. He is apparently trying to keep Lewis Hamilton at bay with all this. The Dutchman and the seasoned sim-racer have a close bond because they both represented the successful e-sports organization, Team Redline, in some sim-racing tournaments.
As the defending world champion attempts to maintain his lead over Hamilton, Van Buren will now collaborate with Max Verstappen on a long-term basis. After winning nine out of the 14 races this year, the Dutchman is presently leading the World Drivers Championship with 93 points. Due to Mercedes’ difficulty in adjusting to the new requirements for 2022, Lewis Hamilton stands 138 points behind his main opponent. Verstappen understands well that the seven-time world champion won’t be kept back for long. Therefore, he encouraged Red Bull to sign Van Buren in an effort to maintain Red Bull’s leadership. Countryman of the 29-time race victor formerly worked for McLaren as their sim racer after winning the World’s Fastest Gamer award.
Rudy Van Buren was quick to emphasize that the major reason for the role was his competence, even though he agrees that it is doubtful he would be in the job if he had a bad relationship with Verstappen. When it comes to driving, like the 24-year-old, Van Buren is very skilled. Verstappen hasn’t been entirely content with the RB18 despite his success. It is anticipated that his acquaintance will be able to assist in aligning the design with his strong points. The sim racer is eager to begin working with Red Bull and views it as significant career advancement. As last year’s Williams driver Alexander Albon‘s primary location, he will be typically focused at their Milton Keynes facility.
‘I’m A Virgin,’ Says Max Verstappen!
Max Verstappen has been riding high on success ever since he won the 2021 F1 world championship. The reigning F1 world champion is still on track to capture the second Drivers’ championship title. He extended his lead at Spa after he charged from P14 to the ultimate win. Meanwhile, off the track, a statement given by the driver is making headlines all around.
Talking about an incident in the early years of his F1 career, Verstappen stated, “I was 18, innocent, a virgin. I’m still a virgin.” This was in regard to his behavior and talent; however, the statement spread like wildfire on the internet. Also, it has inspired hilarious reactions from fans all over the internet. Max Verstappen and his girlfriend Kelly Piquet are often seen together in the F1 paddock. Because of their uncanny visual similarities, their admirers have frequently rejected the idea of them dating. In a constant joke among the followers, the power couple is described as siblings.