Verstappen will not trust Ricciardo to work with the settings

In modern Formula 1, testing on a real track is kept to a minimum, and this year, before the start of the season, championship teams will work with new cars on the track in Bahrain for just three days, from February 23 to 25. But at the same time, work on simulators is not limited, and teams use the most modern technologies and equipment to ensure that virtual models of machines reproduce as accurately as possible the behavior of real vehicles under different conditions.

Daniel Ricciardo returns to Red Bull Racing and will spend this season as a reserve and test driver, his duties include working on the simulator. However, Max Verstappen stressed in an interview with Speedweek that he would not trust anyone to work with his car’s settings.

“Our simulator is one of the best in Formula 1. The days we work on it are very long, but it is definitely worth it,” said the two-time world champion. “Moreover, I do not want test pilots to do simulator sessions, as is done with other teams.

I want to do everything myself because every rider has their own individual style of driving.

Of course Max also has a simulator in house, although it is not nearly as perfect as the expensive and large systems that are on the team bases. But Verstappen loves esports because he believes it is a very useful activity for a racer: “It helps to maintain concentration. When you’re at home there’s still not much to do, and virtual racing gives me pleasure.

Source: F1 News

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