Verstappen

After an electrifying start to the BP Supercars All Star E-Series, fans now have something more to look forward to. Formula 1 superstar Max Verstappen joins the race as a wildcard. The Red Bull Aston Martin F1 Racing driver will line up on the grid tonight.

Verstappen joins the Aussie Supercars

The Dutchman Verstappen is one of the biggest names in motorsport globally. He gained entry to the Supercars All Star E-Series as a wildcard. Verstappen will be sporting his number 33 in some beautiful 2020 Aston Martin Red Bull livery.

Like Scott McLaughlin, Verstappen is well versed in simulation driving. He’s regularly seen on iRacing, though Supercars aren’t usually his choice of car. But among all the coronavirus chaos, Formula 1 has been suspended. Thus, Verstappen took the opportunity to compete in the Australian Supercars. He’s a very accomplished driver. At the age of 18 he became the youngest F1 race winner in 2016. Whilst he’s more accustomed to open wheels, Verstappen is looking forward to the competition:

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’m looking forward to racing alongside my mate Shane, or Pastor, as I call him – he’s a top shunter on the sim!

Aussies excited to see Max in action

Shane van Gisbergen (SVG) is regularly known throughout the sim racing community and by Verstappen himself. Both Red Bull drivers (SVG racing for Supercars and Verstappen for F1) compete together in iRacing. SVG missed out on a podium last week, but he’ll be looking for one tonight. He also expects Verstappen to put on a good show, saying, “It’s awesome that a driver of Max’s calibre will be on the grid to take us on in a Red Bull Supercar. He’s fast and he knows these tracks well, so I expect to see him at the front.”

Verstappen will be looking to defeat last week’s winners Scott McLaughlin (race winner 1 and 3) and Jack Le Brocq (race winner 2). Like last week, fans will be able to watch all the action on Twitch, Kayo, and Sky Sports (NZ). As of this week, the series has gone further into the world. Spectators will be able to tune in via Fox Sports and Red Bull TV.

Last week’s results

The Supercars All Star E-Series is yet to post the results from last week on their website. But we have you covered. Check out all the winners from last week and get set for tonight!

RACE ONE (PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA)

  1. Scott McLaughlin (Shell V-Power Ford Mustang)
  2. Fabian Coulthard (Shell V-Power Ford Mustang)
  3. Cam Waters (Monster Energy Ford Mustang)

RACE TWO (PHILLIP ISLAND, STARTED IN REVERSE GRID ORDER)

  1. Jack Le Brocq (Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang)
  2. Chaz Mostert (Mobil 1 Appliances Online Holden Commodore)
  3. Bryce Fullwood (Mobil 1 Middy’s Holden Commodore)

RACE THREE (MONZA, ITALY)

  1. Scott McLaughlin (Shell V-Power Ford Mustang)
  2. Cam Waters (Monster Energy Ford Mustang)
  3. Chaz Mostert (Mobil 1 Appliances Online Holden Commodore)

Will Verstappen be able to beat the Aussies? Find out during Round 2 of the BP Supercars All Star E-Series.

Michelle Mannering
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