Max Verstappen has detailed that he plans to spend time working with sim racers as part of his post-Formula 1 career plans.
Verstappen, who sealed his third F1 World Championship last weekend in Qatar, has a contract in place until the end of the 2028 campaign with Red Bull.
However, the Dutchman has placed doubt over continuing in F1 beyond that stage amid frustration over the sport's introduction of changes such as the F1 Sprint format.
He has also previously outlined his desire to try out different forms of racing, including endurance competition.
Verstappen is an avid fan of sim racing and often spends his time away from the F1 paddock on his sim set-up, competing online.
Verstappen's sim plan
Alongside his racing plans, Verstappen has detailed that he would like to help sim racers break into motorsport professionally when his primary focus is not on F1.
“I have a lot of plans racing-related and trying to help young talent,” he told media including RacingNews365.com.
“So far, all of us or probably most of us have come through the karting ranks but that's also very, very expensive nowadays.
“So as I have my own sim team, I do believe that there is a possibility to get back to sim racing and I do see a lot of potential in some of these guys, that they can make it in the real world as well.
“So hopefully in a few years’ time, I can have a way of sim racers making it into a real car. This doesn't mean progressing all the way to F1 but it can be to an endurance seat or whatever.
“That's something that I'm very passionate about and hopefully I can make it happen very soon.”