His days are mostly filled with training at home and sim racing, but of course does Max Verstappen maintain contact with the rest of the world. Even in Monaco, and aided by current technology, it’s not a huge problem to stay up to date of the most recent developments in Milton Keynes, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s headquarters.

The whole team has not been to the factory for weeks now because of the mandatory stop which has been prolonged and even brought forward due to Covid-19. “Our team is allowed to get back to work from the beginning of June”, says Max. “We still need to see how we are going to do that with regard to my sim days and what is even possible given the current measures in the UK. We have spoken with each other a few times already. One time even with the whole team on Zoom, that was great. When everyone was finally logged in, there were almost 800 persons online.”