The trailer showcases Max Verstappen playing F1 2017 in the stunning “Hall of Fame” at Red Bull Racing Headquarters in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, ahead of the 2017 F1 Rolex British Grand Prix at the iconic Silverstone circuit.
Mechanical woes, and being caught up in others’ accidents have prevented Verstappen from finishing five of the last seven races heading to Silverstone, but tyre problems for both Ferraris of Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen saw the Dutchman nick fourth place on the penultimate lap, much to the delight of the home crowd as Lewis Hamilton closed the gap to just a single point at the top of the championship.
Responding, Verstappen said “100 million?”
“It is not right to say I expected it, but we know he is a bit jumpy on that”, Vettel said. “The brakes got fire on the grid and I think this is the reason why I had no grip at the start: they were too hot“. I am sure he will calm down, it is not that many races he has done. You can argue what did it bring him? There are four alternate layouts in total to supplement the classic vehicle content, below we can see the short version of the iconic British track of Silverstone ahead of the real-world race at the same location this weekend. It was clear that we were faster and we obviously got him in the pitstops.
It would be a lonely afternoon otherwise for Verstappen, being caught and passed by Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes in the closing stages, as he looked destined for a fifth place finish.
In the trailer Verstappen also comments on how the two cars feel to him compared to his real life experiences: “The 2017 RB13 feels really good in the game, with the extra grip, from the new 2017 auto designs as well as from the wider tyres, resulting in faster cornering speeds which require more precision”. “Luckily he didn’t pass me on track so I’m very happy about that”. In the end [the battle with Bottas] didn’t make or break our race.