Verstappen aiming to set up own GT3 team from 2025

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Max Verstappen, the Dutch Formula 1 driver, is setting his sights on establishing his own two-car GT3 team under the banner of Racing. He plans to compete in series like the GT World Challenge starting in 2025.

Verstappen’s interest in racing was fueled by his involvement with Team Redline in sim racing, he shared with Dutch magazine Formule 1. With Racing, he is sponsoring and involved in various racing activities with individuals close to him, including supporting Thierry Vermeulen, the son of his manager Raymond Vermeulen, in DTM and GTWC Sprint, as well as his father in rallying.

Verstappen’s ultimate aim is to assemble his race team, with the first step being the creation of a GT3 team. He is keen to reach the highest echelons of endurance racing and is actively working towards that goal. While 2025 is the target, Verstappen hopes to achieve it even sooner if possible.

As a passionate sim racer, Verstappen is eager to create a platform that can identify talented sim racers and train them for a career in GT racing. His ambition as a team owner matches his determination as a Formula 1 racer.

“If I do something, I want to do it right. I want to win with this as well. And it’s about creating a stepping stone from sim racing to GT3, so you don’t have to only go through karting to get into motorsports, because that costs a lot of money at the moment,” Verstappen explained.

The planning stage is over, and Verstappen and his team are now in action mode. He has also expressed interest in endurance racing after his F1 career, including the Le Mans 24 Hours’ GT class, which is switching to GT3 machinery next year. However, it’s uncertain when he will make the move to Le Mans, or whether his father, Jos, the 2008 LMP2 winner, will join him.

Verstappen is not rushing the process, recognizing that endurance racing is undergoing significant changes. He prefers to wait and see how everything unfolds. With Verstappen’s potential third consecutive F1 world title on the horizon, his aspirations in GT racing only underscore his unwavering passion and dedication to motorsports.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword Verstappen

What is Max Verstappen’s plan regarding GT3 racing?

Max Verstappen is planning to establish his own two-car GT3 team through Racing. He aims to compete in series like the GT World Challenge starting from 2025.

How did Verstappen’s interest in racing expand beyond Formula 1?

Verstappen’s interest expanded through his involvement with Team Redline in sim racing, and he’s now actively supporting various racing activities, including DTM and GTWC Sprint. His ultimate goal is to assemble his own race team, with a focus on GT3 and endurance racing.

Who are some of the people involved with Racing?

Some of the individuals involved include Thierry Vermeulen, the son of Verstappen’s manager Raymond Vermeulen, and Verstappen’s father, who is involved in rallying.

Is Verstappen planning to participate in endurance racing like Le Mans 24 Hours?

Verstappen has indicated an interest in switching to endurance racing, including the Le Mans 24 Hours’ GT class, after his F1 career. However, the timing and details of this move are still uncertain.

What is the connection between Verstappen’s GT3 team and sim racing?

Verstappen is keen to create a platform within his GT3 team that can identify and prepare talented sim racers for a career in GT racing. This provides an alternative stepping stone to motorsports without the high costs of karting.

When is the target date for Verstappen’s GT3 team to be established?

The target date for having the GT3 team with a minimum of two cars is 2025, although Verstappen expressed a desire to achieve it as soon as possible.

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SpeedJunkie77 August 5, 2023 - 6:17 pm

It’s all about the passion for racing with Verstappen. From F1 to sim racing and now GT3 – this guy just loves to race! Can he really pull it off though, Only time will tell…

PetrolHeadJim August 5, 2023 - 6:27 pm

not sure how this will impact his F1 career, but it’s cool that he’s exploring more racing disciplines. What’s next Max? Rallying with his dad?

F1Loyalist August 5, 2023 - 8:05 pm

Honestly I’m a bit surprised. Thought Verstappen would stick to F1. But this move to GT3 and Le Mans maybe?? thats something I’d love to watch.

SimRacer98 August 6, 2023 - 12:47 am

Sim racing to GT3, a dream for many of us! Glad to see Max’s using his influence to create opportunities. Huge respect.

RacingFan42 August 6, 2023 - 2:25 am

Wow, verstappens branching out into GT3? that’s awesome to hear! cant wait to see what he does in endurance racing too. Go Max!


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