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Max Verstappen

Video: Verstappen and teammates poke fun at Wolff and Masi after virtual crash

Sim racing fan Max Verstappen and his teammates might not have seen the finishing line of the iRacing Daytona 24 - the online version of the Daytona 24 Hours - but they still managed to share a joke, featuring a cheeky reference to Toto Wolff and Michael Masi.

Max Verstappen's latest sim racing adventure in the iRacing Daytona 24 hasn't ended well, but the Dutchman and his teammates did manage to fit in a joke referencing Toto Wolff's infamous reaction to the controversial final lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Whilst there is no on-track Formula 1 action at the moment, Verstappen has been keeping his skills sharp by taking part in some virtual competitions. Earlier in January he competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, though ended up crashing out whilst leading the event.

This didn't deter the World Champion, as he was back in action one week later for the iRacing Daytona 24, the online sim racing version of the Daytona 24 Hours.

Verstappen was driving for his usual Team Redline squad, alongside Germany's Gianni Vecchio and the UK's Chris Lulham for the 24 hour endurance event.

Unfortunately, though, there was again disappointment for the team as they did not see the finish line. In an earlier race on the circuit, the team's car - being driven by Vecchio at the time - collided with an LMP2 competitor.

Verstappen had been acting as a spotter for Vecchio, and quipped that he would refer the matter to F1 Race Director Michael Masi.

A video from the moment features audio of somebody jokingly saying: "No, Mikey, no!" This impersonation of Wolff's message to Masi during the last lap in Abu Dhabi was seemingly made by one of Verstappen's teammates.

Watch the video below!

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