Max Verstappen has confirmed that he will be a wildcard in the upcoming Supercars All Stars Eseries event.
Round two of the Australian championship’s virtual series will take place on Wednesday night – it will consist of two races and Verstappen will compete in a Red Bull liveried V8 Holden Commodore Supercar.
As quoted by Crash.net, Verstappen said: “I’m looking forward to the race.
“It’s going to be a challenge as it’s not a car I’ve driven a lot on the sim, but they are pretty cool to watch in real life. We always race with Supercars in Melbourne so it’s going to be interesting to see how I get on against all the regular drivers.
“I’ve tried the Supercar now a few times on iRacing and it’s a very tricky car to get right.
“I’m looking forward to racing alongside my mate Shane, or Pastor, as I call him – he’s a top shunter on the sim! (laughs)
“We race online a lot together so hopefully we can do well for Red Bull and it should be a bit of fun racing against the other V8 drivers as well.”
Verstappen has been extremely active in the world of sim racing since the 2020 F1 season was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He won the title in Team Readline’s ‘Real Racers Never Quit’ series, but so far he has refused to compete in Formula 1’s official virtual series of which there have already been two rounds, held at a virtual Sakhir Interational Circuit and Albert Park.
Renault junior Guanyu Zhou won the inaugural event, while Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc won on debut ‘in Australia’.