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Max Verstappen

Verstappen facing double challenge over Imola F1 weekend

Max Verstappen is facing a busy weekend in Imola. In addition to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the Dutchman has second, rather time-consuming, race on his schedule.

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The F1 schedule returns to its normal configuration in Imola. However, Max Verstappen faces another weekend with two races.

After consecutive sprint events - something the Dutchman is known to not be a fan of - F1 will run its traditional format at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Meanwhile, Verstappen will have to find time to fit the virtual 24-hours of Nurburgring into his schedule - somewhere between driving his Red Bull, briefings and F1 media commitments.

The 26-year-old is known to be invested in his sim racing. Together with Team Redline, he is present at almost all major sim races.

It is not the first time an overlap has happened for Verstappen, but it is not yet known if the triple-world champion will be able to meet his virtual commitments this weekend.

He currently leads the F1 drivers' standings after the opening six rounds of the season, but despite being beaten on-track for the first time this year at the Miami Grand Prix, he will be looking to extend his advantage over team-mate Sergio Perez in Imola.

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