During his vacation Max Verstappen was in Portugal to test a Ferrari 296 GT3 of the Emil Frey Racing team. See the reason.
Some photos released featuring her Champion Formula 1, Max Verstappen to drive for the team DTM Emil Frey, caused intrigue. Certainly not what anyone expected from him Dutchman to leave his winter vacation to get behind the wheel of a racing car, without this being an extremely important event.
Traveled for two days to Portugal and on the track Portimao to meet his compatriot and friend Thierry Vermeulenproving that their relationships are quite strong.
The World Champion along with Emil Frey designed a test program to fine-tune the car, while Max Verstappen’s experience also helped in its development 21-year-old Thierry Vermeulen.
The first day had 100 roundsin which the two drivers took turns at the wheel of the racing car, in order to improve the performance of both the car and the driver.
The event was made even more peppery by their presence fathers of Max Verstappen and Thierry Vermeulen. Not a random event, as o If Verstappen is the “coach” of little Vermeulen, while the latter’s father, Raymondis Max’s manager.
On the other hand, you can’t help but recognize Max Verstappen’s great interest in it motor sports. After a full year in Formula 1 and before the start of the new Championship, in between, when he could have rested, he chose to be on the track to try something new.
Something that both excites and constitutes him challenge for him. According to the team people, it showed impressive adaptation and performance, in a car completely different from single-seaters. He set the bar high for his compatriot and helped the team improve the car. Among other things, they pointed out “o Max he can go surprisingly fast with whatever he has 4 wheels».