Lando Norris causes chaos in charity race with Max Verstappen

Several teams and drivers have helped raise money for those impacted by the horrific flooding in the Emilia-Romagna region.

Lando Norris caused chaos on Sunday afternoon after gatecrashing Team Redline’s charity event to raise money for Emilia-Romagna, following the cancellation of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Following the cancellation of the Grand Prix, reigning World Champion Max Verstappen discussed with his sim team how they could raise money for those impacted in the region, with a sim event having been put on as a result Sunday afternoon.

Formula 1 cancelled last weekend’s event due to the horrific weather conditions currently being experienced in the region, with torrential rainfall having caused widespread flooding and landslides.

Several lives have been lost in the terrifying conditions, with the emergency services becoming increasingly stretched in an attempt to save those at risk.

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F1 personnel and fans became trapped in their hotels last week as a result of some of the flooding, with Yuki Tsunoda having since been seen helping clear the flood debris from one village.

Several teams and drivers have tried to support the region, with Ferrari and F1 having both donated €1 million to help those affected.

Others put on streaming events over the recent weekend, with Norris having held his own charity stream on Friday evening.

Williams then held their own sim event on Saturday, also to raise money for the region.

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Team Redline then held their event on Sunday, with Verstappen’s sim team having brought the ‘Real Racers Never Quit’ series back.

The series had been a hit online during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Verstappen having helped to bring it back for a one-off special.

The event saw several of the best racing drivers in the world come together to raise money for Emilia-Romagna, with Verstappen having been joined by the likes of reigning F2 World Champion Felipe Drugovich, Alpine reserve driver Jack Doohan and former Formula E Champion Antonio Felix da Costa.

Norris wasn’t planning on competing in the event, with him having instead streamed himself watching the event.

The McLaren star changed his mind, though, when the event was completing a race in Formula Fords, with the Briton having set-up a wheel to join the talented lobby.

Norris opted to create complete chaos, with him having jumped the start, giving him an early lead; albeit, illegally!

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“MV1, eat my dust, baby!” shouted Norris.

Verstappen later overtook Norris but appeared to do so after exceeding track limits, to which Norris said loudly: “Track limits! FIA!”

Team Redline are yet to announce how much money was raised during the event; however, it was watched by thousands of people.