Max Verstappen was left fuming after he and his teammates disconnected from the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual race while in the lead.
Although Verstappen's Team Redline ultimately went on to win the race, it was their number two entry which triumphed after their number one entry, which included the two-time F1 world champion, was forced to withdraw because of the connection issues.
Speaking on his Twitch stream after getting disconnected, Verstappen branded the event a "clown show" and vowed never to participate again. "They call it amazingly bad luck…well this is just incompetence," he fumed.
"They can't even control their own game. This is already the third time this has happened to me now, getting kicked off the game while doing this race.
This is also the last time I'm ever participating because what's the point? You prepare for five months to try and win this Championship, you are leading the Championship, you try to win this race which you have prepared for two months and they handle it like this.
"Honestly, it is a joke. You cannot even call this an event. It's a clown show. That's why it's better to retire the car because driving around in P15 for six hours makes no sense for everyone.
"It's a disgrace for all the effort we have put in as a team. I really hope the organisers consider where they put this race going forward because on this platform it's not going to work.
"It's game over. I think I have more chance if I go to Vegas and go to the casino, I have more chance to win.
"I think I'm going to uninstall the game. That's nice…frees up a bit of space on the PC anyway. And I really hope everyone uninstalls the game."