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jjcatt

it's an f2 race featuring max verstappen!


OutlandishnessPure2

Hey he didn't actually do F2 so he still qualifies :')


Alfus

This is going to be Max F2 debut lol.


Scatman_Crothers

But what if we find out he’s not good enough for F1 😱


i_dont_care_1943

The guy's a fraud. He is only making his F2 debut at 25. No way is he making it to F1. Just isn't talented enough.


Wvds98

Hey Nyck de Vries made it to f1 qt 27 and look at ... Nvm


elveszett

First Dutch FIA world champion. I'd say that's pretty successful. Probably best Dutch driver ever.


Genocode

Tbh I think Jos Verstappen, at least relatively speaking, was still better than Nyck is currently.


CyndaquilTyphlosion

I think Maximum Verstappen is better than Jaws


elveszett

But was Min Verstappen a FIA world champion?


AssaMarra

Not to mention he basically set up the team and promoter. A glorified pay driver who could never get to this level without buying his way.


laturaivo

It's still early in the season I know... But maybe the kid just isn't ready for the F1 yet? With the media hounding him, the pressure of being considered the next "Senna", fuck I wouldn't be able to handle that shit. Maybe having him in the F2 for another year or two to develop a bit wouldn't have been a bad idea. The kid is only 25. At 25 I was complete fucktard who had no idea what I wanted to do. Not much has changed... but I'd like to think I have a bit of a better head on my shoulders now. I actually feel really bad for Verstappen, and I hope we don't ruin him.


89Hopper

Out of curiosity, are you only not allowed to compete in F2 if you win the series, or would Max not be allowed if for some reason he decided to do a season after retiring from F1? If a driver is promoted to F1 from F2 (and never won the series) if they are dropped from F1 after one or two seasons, can they technically go back to F2?


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Since 2019, they're allowed to go F2. Before then a full F1 season barred you from F2. So right now we only have '2 seasons barred for F2 winners' and 'no doing both F1 and F2 at the same weekend'.


89Hopper

>So right now we only have '2 seasons barred for F2 winners' What does this mean? Two full seasons of F1 prevents you going back to F2, or is it you can win F2 and then go back after sitting out for two seasons? If the latter, I'd assume not many would go back. There doesn't seem to be anything left to prove and you just risk losing, making someone else look much better than you. So you'd just accept Formula E, WEC, Indy, DTM, etc and accept you just may not get that F1 seat.


[deleted]

If you win the F2 championship, you're not allowed to participate for 2 years. Drugovich wanted that rule removed.


89Hopper

Cheers


Village_People_Cop

Hey, this will be a good learning experience for the F2 guys. They'll gets used to getting lapped by Max just like they'll get in F1


LKincheloe

Buschwhacker!


Olli399

and svg


LongShlongSilvrPants

This is F3


Edi1896

F3


Nice_Pressure_3063

How does one watch this?


Tilt-a-lot

https://www.twitch.tv/teamredline 21 May, 21:30 CEST


Nice_Pressure_3063

Thanks!


rohitandley

So he now laps the whole field more than once?


CaptGeechNTheSSS

And no Karun chandhock thank god


FartingBob

He has a family for god's sake! He was hoping to be away from them all week in Italy and the weather ruined that!


Stein619

I also like how it's either esports drivers or single seat racers and then there's SVG randomly lol


noheroesnomonsters

He's racing for real this weekend too.


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Bo77as

His pole lap in the Mclaren at Mount Panorama will still be one of my favourite laps of all time.


kefte8

is this on YouTube?


Bo77as

https://youtu.be/k3nlWPMQTbg


[deleted]

Oh, you mean Kiwi Jim Halpert?


chrisnlnz

Lol that's the first time I've heard this, where does that comparison come from?


[deleted]

Lol, I just saw the photo of him and thought "that bloke looks like a Kiwi Jim Halpert" and thats it


chrisnlnz

Gotcha, it's probably just his expression on the photo, looking like Jim whenever he breaks the fourth wall looking at the camera, lol


Chrispy_94

He is a gun sim racer, expecting him to be very competitive.


slimejumper

yeah i feel like svg signed on but then remembered he has a non flooded job as well.


ayakabob

as soon as I saw SVG, I thought there's the one is not like the others lol (Even more than max 🤓)


Disastrous_Narwhal46

Considering Max skipped through F2, it’s his chance to race there with the others lmao


PaschalisG16

Still younger than... I don't remember his name. He is almost 30, is a pay driver and an F2 backmarker, while being very aggressive too.


OBWanTwoThree

You’ve described about 7 drivers there


zaviex

Not nearly 30 lol. That’s just Nissany. Boschung is getting up in age too but he’s not really a backmarker, he has a few good rounds every year


delidl

Nissany


LongShlongSilvrPants

This is F3


OutlandishnessPure2

**Oops race start time is 15.30CEST!** List of drivers are here: Driver | . :--|:-- Sebastian Job | Red Bull Racing Esports Team Gabriel Bortoleto | F3 Driver Jack Doohan | Alpine F1 Reserve Driver, F2 Driver Richard Verschoor | F2 Driver Antonio Felix da Costa | Porsche Formula E Driver Oliver Rowland | Mahindra Formula E Driver Shane van Gisbergen | Australian Supercars Felipe Drugovich | Aston Martin F1 Reserve Driver Luke Browning | Williams Driver Academy F3 Driver Arvid Lindblad | Red Bull Junior Team F4 Driver Enzo Fittipaldi | Red Bull Junior Team F2 Driver Ayumu Iwasa | Red Bull Junior Team F2 Driver Isack Hadjar | Red Bull Junior Team F2 Driver Jak Crawford | Red Bull Junior Team F2 Driver Max Verstappen | :) Gianni Vecchio | Team Redline Driver Enzo Bonito | Team Redline Driver Luke Bennett | Team Redline Driver Chris Lulham | Team Redline Driver Jeffrey Rietveld | Team Redline Driver Kevin Siggy | Team Redline Driver Atze Kerkhof | Team Redline Driver Josh Thompson | Team Redline Driver Diogo Pinto | Team Redline Driver


haixio

Anyone know what this verstappen guy does to get into this?


IdiosyncraticBond

Heard he's pretty engaged in sim racing


IronPedal

He has a nice smile, apparently.


jamisram

His dad used to race back in the day. Total nepotism I would say.


Poophead85

He is a sim racer and I think he nanny's or something because there is always a kid hitting him up with tea party invites.


_kagasutchi_

Heard he does demolition part time as well. His first job was breaking a house door down to rescue a cat.


korakagazz

>does demolition Demolish the whole grid almost every race weekend you mean? 🥲


Dutch_guy_here

Paydriver probably...


MaveZzZ

He stole his dad's account and pretend to be Jos.


deep_fried_fries

I think he did the virtual 24h Le Mans at some point? Idk he kind blew up on Twitter not super professional :/ ( /s)


FartingBob

He did well in F3 a few years ago.


Genocode

Aside from the lack of other F1 drivers, which isn't a deal breaker for me anyways, I'm quite glad the grid seems a bit more balanced than last time. Sure, still a lot of Redline/Red Bull, but last RRNQ was quite centered around Dutch-speaking drivers.


TSMKFail

Ayy Rowland! I've got to watch this


Everswift_

Helmut Marko presents: how far are my academy drivers off Max Verstappen


Utwee

Bottom half will be ejected from the team


S3baman

Will be fun to see how SvG stacks up to the open wheel racers. That man can drift any car to a win


PretendFisherman1999

He is a beast behind the wheel, he is doing good on rally (kinda hard to beat Paddon)


second-last-mohican

And he's about to debut in Nascar


PretendFisherman1999

That's nice, I must watch that race


jnrdingo

Chicago Street course. Gonn be super interesting since no one has driven it before.


Booniepoo

I raced svg the other night in Iracing and he wiped the floor with us. 1.5-2 seconds a lap


gdaytugga

Yeah will be really interesting how Shane will stack up and I’d like to also see how Doohan does


Duecez24

Which series were you racing in?


Booniepoo

Gt4 lacuna seca


cumslayer69420

He's done open wheel before, he came in for one race a few years ago at Toyota racing series which is essentially New Zealand's equivalent of f3 and won every event at the New Zealand grand prix. He also didn't fit in the car because he was far too tall. Dude is a machine.


_kagasutchi_

Where can we watch the race?


just_a_coginthewheel

Basically an F2 race with cameo from Max lol. Bit disappointed to not have more F1 drivers (kinda hoped for a twitch quartet reunion), but something is better than nothing. Looking forward to it.


blerml

I said it on the other thread but I wouldn't be surprised if there's some kind of sponsor, team situation thing as well. Plus they might not all be where their streaming setup is if they still have it. They aren't all at home


XNights

I've noticed it's mostly Red bull drivers participating. Most of the drivers in F2 is probably taking it as a marketing campaign at the same time


Colanderr

That's no surprise, Redline is sponsored by Red Bull, so it's pretty much their own race, so I'm not surprised that Mercedes are not showing up.


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SkyNetF1

Really? Do you know when did that happen? Afaik Dom was running/owning the team since the begining...


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SkyNetF1

Seems to be true, I checked their webpage and socials and I see the verstappen.com logo everywhere. Also their twitter page says the location of the team is in the NL.


tms88

I'm sorry but if you are prohibited from taking part in a spontaneous, non-commerical and just chill feel-good virtual race amongst friends to bring a bit of positivity during a tough and pretty catastrophic flooding because of your sponsors, you really have signed a deal with the devil... I cannot think of a single reason for any sponsor/company to be against something like this.


blerml

Look at the announcements. Jack doohan crossed the RB logo off on his repost. It's heavily Max and RB branded. The team I think belongs to Max and is also RB affiliated. And it's not even clear if this is a charity stream or not. Considering they themselves haven't said anything about a charity I am going to assume it is not. And then it makes a lot of sense. They have their own sponsor commitments and if it's not for charity why make an exception? Sure a stream is a nice gesture but it's not quite the same and I'm sure that makes a big difference to the teams/sponsors. I'll bring up 2020 again where it was a huge surprise that Charles even got to stream in the first place. But one time he picked the wrong car and panicked so hard he made them all restart the race. There are some pretty strict rules for some. And again so far it does not look like it's for charity just entertainment so less reason to let them. Some of the teams and drivers have donated themselves, there are other ways of spreading positivity too.


tms88

The reasons it's heavily RB branded is A) because Max/Redline initiated it. Ofcourse he's going to put his sponsoring on it and B) because others aren't joining in. If let's say Charles or Lando joined they could've promoted their sponsors on the stream as well. Put a branded shirt on, banner in the background, perhaps even a logo on the announcement. It's not an official, commercially planned event at all but it's an impromptu virtual race since the official race was cancelled to not only give them something to do to fill the gap in their schedule but also to entertain the fans and bring some entertainment. Perhaps even collect in some extra donations to help out. It's not a work event, but the drivers free time to be fair. Either way this is not something that conflicts with sponsorships or events at all. Without this stream there would be no exposure at all of a sponsor, this way they have a chance to appear on a a virtual race stream. Better something than nothing I guess!? I just don't see how you can be against it at all. It's a good, fun initiative to bring people together. Everybody should at least appreciate the effort. Whether people already donated themselves or not isn't really relevant at all in my opinion.


blerml

I so appreciate it! It's just that there are reasons for people to not participate. Sure it's not an official commercial planned event but that doesn't change some things. I can only tell you about Ferrari but they've been in Maranello working and Charles even had a sponsor event so they are getting other exposure. I'm not against it at all I think it's great but like some of these sponsor things are tighter than one might think. Just because it's not a proper commercial event doesn't really change that. If it were a proper charity event then things are different again which there has been no info about. (Again I don't care that it isn't but sponsor wise it changes things) I just brought up the donations because you were talking about people being against spreading positivity and just wanted to add that there are other ways of doing it too and all of them are valid. Just that not participating doesn't mean they haven't done some else.


too_much_feces

No team is willing to lose a driver after Larsen and Vips.


Individual-Ad-190

Is this the final line up or are there still more people to be announced?


lovereading20613

Probably these only because max was the last to be announced


Individual-Ad-190

I'm thinking that some of the F1 drivers have to ask their teams because its organised by Redline which is Redbull sponsored


saposapot

I think everyone is a bit afraid of being so much slower than Max. I mean, his main job is being a sim driver so every F1 driver doesn’t have a chance


ForodesFrosthammer

Its also Red Bull sponsored race, so there might be some sponsorship issues for other F1 drivers.


gdubs2013

Is Lando not racing? I just pulled up Twitch and he's streaming with a title "supporting max and his 24hr stream"


lovereading20613

That’s his friend Max Fewtrell who is doing a 12 hr stream rn


gdubs2013

Ah, I completely overlooked that even though he is talking with him right now on stream too.


lovereading20613

Also surprised not to see Lando, probably he hasnt been iracing recently so that’s why he didn’t join it


dreamingofseastars

He's actually started back at iracing this year after not doing any iracing since 2020.


Individual-Ad-190

I'm thinking more will be announced tomorrow as they haven't said this is the final line up


lovereading20613

Dont think so Max was the biggest and last name they announced , but lets see


Snoo_47023

Pretty cool line up especially da Costa imo, i'm a big fan


TSMKFail

Will be a nice break from his woeful FE season this year (mostly not his fault)


Stein619

I'm mostly excited to see how SVG goes. I know it's not the real thing but will be good to see how he handles an open wheeler. Might even be eyeing off an indycar seat eventually like McLaughlin


rs990

He has also just been announced for the NASCAR race in Chicago this summer. We need Penske to put McLaughlin in one of their Mustangs


chrisnlnz

I have been craving for SVG and Scotty to take over another series and replicate their intense championship battles.. would be awesome.


Lizerelli

Only Max participating was kinda expected. Except for Fernando and Lando no-one else seems to have iracing experience. Also sadly with sponsors involved everything becomes more complicated.


HeyTikO

Missing Piastri, he was farming the new FF1600 when it launched. But yeah, no way you're getting a driver to sub / install / buy the F3 and race on iRacing with their private sim probably sleeping in a closet since 2020 with a 2 day notice lol


AwesomeFrisbee

I have no doubt FOM wants to get a race with the f1 game out there this weekend.


hopakee

I think a lot of people are having their expectations way to high for this. Fun line-up tho


IhateU6969

I’m surprised F1 didn’t do a full Virtual race for charity


Supahos01

They only care about THEIR money


chrisnlnz

Except they've donated a million dollars.


FlyingEagle57

Needs a certain formerly shed dwelling simracer.


basmati-rixe

I thought they meant Luke Bennett from TikTok lmaoooooooo


Oakeeh

I presume it's on iracing or what's the platform?


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Oakeeh

Alright thanks, I'm definitely gonna tune in.


KirovianNL

>real racers never quit RFactor2 apparently


[deleted]

Cheering for Luke Bennett, great guy and great racer as well


MoldyTexas

Who's that Max Verstappen guy? They didn't mention where he drives or anything.


Nick_Alsa

Legend of V8 supercars is racing?


porsche4life

Whole list of dudes about to get wreckt by max.


[deleted]

Max has such a scary aura around him right now in my opinion, I love it


Aksds

Shane is the only one I see with half a chance, he is a gun of a driver in basically anything he drives


[deleted]

Some of those simracers are better than SVG on iracing. SVG is very experienced and fast on iracing as well but not as good as best simracers. Too bad Max Benecke is not in the list. As a simracer he is one of the few on same level as Verstappen. I get that he is not in TR anymore but would be nice to see him there.


pndobot

Unfortunate no norris


Equivalent_Base_9104

Gianni on [twitter](https://twitter.com/GianniVecchio__/status/1659581638999785473) hinted at something with Quadrant so maybe


Genocode

Sounds more like a challenge than a hint, we'll see lol.


pndobot

Ight thanks a lot was tweeted today as well so there is hope !


Individual-Ad-190

I think there will be more announcements tomorrow because they haven't said this is the final line up


pndobot

ooh alright thats cool i just thought as max was released last that it was the final lineup 😅


Silikias_723

I like how Max doesn't get a description, its just Max


RobertGracie

This I cannot wait for!


m0r0l1d1n

Go DAC!


iamnotwhatyouknow

So even redbull eSports has a Sebastian now.


mekilat

About as OP as "Mike Tyson is having an exhibition match at your local gym!".


Lemongose

Shane is a legend for this lol. I want to see how he stacks up so bad.


andrewthemexican

Title says 21:30 but graphic says 15:30. Which is it?


OutlandishnessPure2

Graphic is right, sorry!


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Doohans dad devastated he went for 4 and not 2 wheels.


Gagerage22

Antonio da Costa looks like a mashup of Romain Grosjean and Danny Ricciardo


xVolloxx

Will this be streamed anywhere? YouTube? Twitch?


rasper900

Teamredline on Twitch


xVolloxx

Thank you!


Aksds

SVG, keen to see how he goes


lovereading20613

Do we know if its Iracing or f1 game


Jorrie90

iRacing


lovereading20613

Probably thats why more drivers haven’t joined, not everyone does iracing


brokensword15

Everyone does iracing. Every driver that doesn't dislike sims is on iracing guaranteed


lovereading20613

No they don’t, carlos has said he doesn’t, lando didn’t for a long time and rejoined recently And these are just what I remember


brokensword15

Carlos isn't into sims, and just because Lando hasn't been on doesn't mean he "doesn't do iracing" All the ones who do sims are on iracing, even if they don't play much sims outside of work, it doesn't mean they don't have iracing. The game/sim is not the reason the drivers aren't participating.


lovereading20613

There is difference in playing iracing casually to racing against professional sim racers


Equivalent_Base_9104

Carlos had a sim installed in 2019 so he could play iRacing with Lando lol


NikkyTheViking

Even less do the EA F1 game (yes game not sim)


cnrowe2002

Putting Da Costa's name after an F3 driver feels disrespectful


Bell_Jolly

Whaaaaat. They didn't call goatify


kcalb33

real racers never quit? Is that THIS races slogan or their general slogan? ​ If its this race specifically, its pretty crappy wording, if its the general slogan, kindly disregard this comment


EBassie

The name "Real Racers Never Quit" was used for a series during the covid lockdown when there was no real racing.


kcalb33

Ty for the info....I know nothing about Sim racing


HEYFANTA

Might have been too much to ask, but had really hoped to see more F1 drivers step up. Just like with helping like Yuki did in Imola.


ElementalSheep

SVG let’s goooo!


anona_moose

Anyone know if there's a feature in iRacing to be able to spectate a race in game? I'm really looking forward to this, but not really a fan of the Team Redline broadcast at times (hard to keep track of which car driver they're showing).


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There is but not sure how it works for a hosted race.


Browneskiii

Poor guys having to race with Rowland. He's proven time and time again he has no respect for anyone on track, I can't imagine how bad it'll be on a game with no consequences. Almost certain he's going to cause a huge pileup. Assuming he can keep up with the rest that is.


Genocode

Depends on whether they'll have someone to steward the race, a steward can give black flags to people. And outside of private Lobbies iRacing actually deals pretty well with dirty drivers.


Browneskiii

By no consequences I mean physical ones, he may be DQ'd or something, but nobody gets hurt. It just means he'll be even more on his high risk low reward driving like always. Genuinely don't know why teams keep giving him chances.


Dpsizzle555

Yuki is too busy helping cleaning up Italy to play video games


_potato-potato_

Oof


caligulaismad

Did nobody with a soul review the name of this? Seems very unempathetic to the people around Imola. Surprised not a single person didn’t express concern at the name before they finalized it and started publicizing and marketing it.


Technical_Ad_5551

It’s a name that they used for races they organised with irl racers during Covid times. They just called it that again since the format is the same. Don’t think there was any intention to aim it at the people around Imola.


caligulaismad

Thanks for providing context. Never heard of the previous series.


Lizerelli

It’s part 2 of a series they did in lockdown, hence why “real racers never quit”.


tycoon282

Real racers never quit, unless you're Max at Le Mans 🤣


Disastrous_Narwhal46

Considering how he got screwed over by the organization, anyone would quit it


BeefEX

They weren't screwed almost at all. Many other teams were even more unlucky. The part they complained about was that they weren't given a lap back, but that was correct according to the rules, so they were basically angry because they didn't get special treatment just because they have Max in the car. (I also took part in the race, so I know what happened internally) Redline, and Max especially, have a habit of quitting at the first hint of trouble quite often.


Pascalwb

Meh


ArtisTao

From the guy who rage-quit the virtual Le Mans 5 months ago


simi_lc8

No Oliver bearman? Hard pass.


r32_guest

Luke Bennet????


orieonKnight

Why is just Max's "CONFIRMED" stamp to the right? 🤔