Verstappen revealed he had completed both those exact moves on the racing game a week ahead of the respective races.
"It's always good because you know how much space you have," he said.
"Also on simracing, sometimes you go a bit too far and you know that you can't do it.
"I think it helps me. I mean I did it for Spa and I did it again for Monza and two times it worked on the real track.
"The overtake I did on Nasr, I did exactly the same in the sim again."
Is Verstappen the first F1 driver who is making the bridge between simracing and real life racing? Is it the future that karting will no longer be the only talent pool for drivers, but teams will start looking at talented simracers as well?
Or is simracing portrayed as too important and will the future World Champions not need any simracing at all?