Max Verstappen claims 10 victories less than 24 hours after Saudi Arabian GP

Max Verstappen left the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP furious with second place, after being defeated by team-mate Sergio Perez.

There is seemingly no stopping reigning world champion Max Verstappen when it comes to racing, with the Dutchman having claimed 10 wins in a row on iRacing less than a day after finishing second at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

It’s no secret that Verstappen is seemingly just as good at sim racing as he is at real-life racing, with the Dutchman having claimed several victories in some of the most prestigious events in the sim racing world.

When he’s not driving his RB19, he’s typically found on his simulator competing on iRacing, something he did after losing out on victory at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit to Sergio PΓ©rez.

Whilst he may have been beaten in F1, there was no stopping the 25-year-old on iRacing, following a run of 10 consecutive wins.

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One of the drivers that Verstappen beat interestingly was IndyCar star and McLaren test driver Alex Palou, highlighting how much talent was in the Dutchman’s split.

“Less than 24 hours after the Saudi Arabian GP, Max Verstappen was on iRacing competing in GT3s at Sebring,” revealed a Verstappen fan page.

“He went on to win the next 10 out of 10 races, going as far as pulling out a +19.818 gap in a 5616 SOF race.”

Verstappen was likely competing on iRacing with the frustration from Saudi Arabia still very much on his mind, with the Dutchman having been furious with the outcome of the second race of the season.

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The double world champion was incredibly quick in Jeddah; however, his weekend was ridiculed by a driveshaft failure during Q2, which resulted in him starting the race from P15.

He recovered brilliantly to claim second but admitted after the race that he was “not happy”, before calling for his team to improve his car’s reliability.

“I recovered to second which is good and in general the whole feeling in the team is happy,” Verstappen said, as reported by Sky Sports F1.

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“But personally I am not happy. I am not here to be second, especially when you are working very hard back at the factory to come here in a good state and making sure everything is spot on.

“When you are fighting for a championship and it looks like it is just between two cars [Verstappen and Perez] you have to make sure the two cars are reliable. We have to do better, absolutely – a cleaner weekend would be nice.

“We are allowed to race so the best man will finish in front.”