Despite moving out of Dad’s house to live in Monaco, Verstappen remains close to his family, and though he’s not afraid to speak his mind, he can still be surprisingly shy.Â. By taking part in the first free practice at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, Verstappen became the youngest driver to take part in a Grand Prix weekend, as part of his preparation for a full-time place with Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2015.[39]. In Britain, Verstappen, running in 3rd place, was hit from behind during an overtake attempt by Sebastian Vettel and spun into the gravel. [5], (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap), (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicates fastest lap). Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen executed a faultless and dominant performance from … F1. In January 2015, the FIA launched a new super licence system for Formula One, raising the age limit to 18 from the 2016 season onwards. [25] Verstappen won the South Garda Winter Cup in the KF2 class, beating Dennis Olsen and Antonio Fuoco.[26][27]. In the race, Verstappen had a poor start and collided with Kimi Räikkönen at the first corner, resulting in suspension damage and causing Verstappen's first retirement of the season. [4], Over the course of the next four seasons he achieved another nine race victories, including the first for a Honda-powered driver since 2006, and two pole positions. Max Verstappen has been unable to fight for victories this season and is reportedly considering his long-term future with Red Bull. He was poised to win the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix, having overtaken Räikkönen, Vettel, Bottas and Hamilton. Race 12 Highlights: F1 … For the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, he was promoted to Red Bull., a race which he won. The following race in France brought him 2nd place. After Ricciardo moved to the Renault team for 2019, Verstappen was joined at Red Bull (initially) by Pierre Gasly. In 2013, Verstappen won the European KF and KZ championships. Verstappen is due to remain at Red Bull until the end of the 2023 season after signing a contract extension.[5]. Max Verstappen Just generally the Dutch language, just to write it and stuff. He moved into F1 directly from F3 at a mere age of 15 at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix partnering Carlos Sainz Jrin Toro Rosso. Debuting at just 17-year-old, the driver is already a world favourite. From shop F1WKND. [30] In December 2013, Verstappen tested a Dallara F311 Formula 3 car run by Motopark Academy. email:, Free and simple registration required to view this content, © 2003-2020 Formula One World Championship Limited. There was a lot of hype around his entry into Formula One and rightfully justified the hype. “Some of the things I said in Australia or in Austria, they used for another Grand Prix to make it more exciting. He’s Max by name, and max by nature. Max Verstappen was born in 1997 in Hasselt, Belgium, to a Dutch father and a Belgian mother. Perez would be replacing Alex Albon at Red Bull and team with Max Verstappen. [44] Verstappen was given a five-place grid penalty for causing the accident, and was branded "dangerous" by Williams driver Felipe Massa – although Verstappen hit back at Massa by pointing out he had himself been involved in a similar incident with Sergio Pérez at the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix. Quanti soldi ha guadagnato Max Verstappen? Engineered for performance, it features an improved framework for an authentic F1 car sitting position. During an argument with Ocon after the race, Verstappen pushed the Force India driver, for which he was given two days of "public service" as a penalty by the FIA. [15] In 2006, Verstappen graduated to the Rotax Max Minimax class and won the Belgian championship. [73] He then finished his season with another podium as he finished 3rd in Abu Dhabi.[74]. [62] He then won his third Formula One race (and second in 2017) at the Mexican Grand Prix, after passing Sebastian Vettel on the opening lap and leading until the end of the race. In Canada, Verstappen topped all three practice sessions and qualified 3rd, two-tenths off Sebastian Vettel in pole position. In Austria—Red Bull's home track—he started 4th on the grid, passed Kimi Räikkönen before taking advantage of retirement from Valtteri Bottas and a botched pit-stop strategy by Lewis Hamilton, who later had to retire from 4th place, to claim the fourth race victory of his career. Arriving as Formula 1’s youngest ever competitor at just 17 years old, Verstappen pushed his car, his rivals and the sport’s record books to the limit. Max Verstappen (NDL) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10 at Formula One Testing, Day Three, Barcelona, Spain, 21 February 2015. After a short stint with CRG-built Zanardi karts, Verstappen returned to the factory CRG team. Ocon received a 10-second stop and go penalty for the incident. [24] In 2012, Verstappen was picked for the Intrepid Driver Program to race in the KF2 and KZ2 classes. Verstappen ended the season in 4th place in the championship with 249 points, claiming two wins, eleven podium finishes and two fastest laps. Verstappen then made several overtakes in the closing laps to eventually finish on the podium in third place. After the collision with Ocon, Verstappen finished in 2nd place behind Hamilton. 1999). The revolutionary Playseat® FI Ultimate Edition has a strong, assertive and advanced appearance. [55] In a rain affected race, he barely managed to avoid hitting the guardrail when he spun on the main straight. Because a lot of it is fake. [71] Verstappen now lay in 6th place in the championship with 35 points, only 3 points ahead of Alonso in a much slower McLaren, and 37 points behind his teammate in 3rd, who had taken two wins in the first six races. … He is the son of former Formula One driver Jos Verstappen. After a charge towards the front, he made his way up to 2nd before controversially passing Leclerc for the lead of the race with three laps to go. Zvyšok sezóny 2015 a časť sezóny 2016 jazdil za Toro Rosso a od Veľkej ceny Španielska 2016 prestúpil do Red Bullu, kedy zároveň aj vyhral svoje prvé preteky, vo veku 18 rokov. [64] At the next race in Bahrain, he crashed during qualifying and started in 15th place. Verstappen suffered a puncture early in the race after making contact with Bottas, falling to the back of the field before eventually recovering to 6th place. Red Bull's Max Verstappen reflects on his great race but disappointing finish at Interlagos 12 months ago, and says he enjoys driving at the circuit due to its 'very nice flow'. Verstappen ended the season with a 2nd-place finish in Abu Dhabi. [23], In 2011, Verstappen won the WSK Euro Series in a Parilla-powered CRG. [60] Of the races finished, however, he claimed a third place in China, and another five races classified fourth or fifth. 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[81] He is also the youngest driver to lead a lap during a Formula One Grand Prix, youngest driver to set the fastest lap during a Formula One Grand Prix, youngest driver to score points, youngest driver to secure a podium, youngest Formula One Grand Prix winner in history,[82] youngest multiple Grand Prix winner, youngest to win the same Grand Prix multiple times and youngest to win the same Grand Prix in successive years. He drove 160 laps in a Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0–10 Formula Renault car. By Lewis Winter. Verstappen’s no-holds-barred attitude and hard defending have sometimes landed him in hot water with his peers and paymasters. In Mexico, he qualified in 1st place before being handed a grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags after a crash by Valtteri Bottas. 1:38 Now Playing. I was raised as a Dutch person and that's how I feel." [13] Verstappen has lived in Monaco since October 2015, claiming it was not for tax reasons. I know what I talked about with my engineers. At the Russian Grand Prix, Verstappen finished the race in second, his seventh podium finish of 2020, after qualifying in second behind Hamilton. After suffering damage in a first-lap collision with Charles Leclerc in Japan, Verstappen suffered his 2nd retirement of the season. His performance at Toro Rosso has been impressive so far and we are pleased to give him the opportunity to drive for Red Bull Racing. [37] Six days later, he was confirmed as one of Scuderia Toro Rosso's drivers for the 2015 season. [31] At the Circuit Ricardo Tormo near Valencia, Verstappen set a faster time than more experienced drivers including Tatiana Calderón and Eddie Cheever III. At the age of 15, Verstappen won the 2013 World KZ championship at Varennes-sur-Allier, France, in KZ1, the highest karting category. He officially chose solely the Dutch nationality when he came of age. Hamilton ‘not great’ but ‘in safe hands’ - Wolff. [45], Verstappen continued to regularly finish in the points as well as achieving his best finish of the 2015 season in Hungary by finishing 4th and equalled this result at the United States Grand Prix. [11] Verstappen said in 2015: "I actually only lived in Belgium to sleep, but during the day I went to the Netherlands and had my friends there too. [75] Honda introduced countermeasures in response to the retirement. During the Belgian Grand Prix, Verstappen collided with Räikkönen at the first corner, pushed Vettel, Räikkönen and Pérez wide at Les Combes, and aggressively blocked Räikkönen on the Kemmel straight. In Italy, he did not set a time during qualifying as he would already be required to start from the back of the grid due to an engine component penalty. [36] He finished his maiden car racing season third, behind champion Esteban Ocon and runner-up Tom Blomqvist, winning 10 races in the process. Now, all eyes are fixed on him due to his mistakes, with the one made at the Monaco GP being the biggest one so far. Max Emilian Verstappen (* 30. september 1997, Hasselt, Belgicko) je holandský pilot Formuly 1.Vo veku 17 rokov a 166 dní sa stal najmladším jazdcom F1 počas Veľkej ceny Austrálie 2015 za tím Toro Rosso. 4.5 out of 5 stars (56) 56 reviews $ 3.89. The baby-faced Dutchman with the heart of a lion took the Toro Rosso – and then the Red Bull – by the horns with his instinctive racing style.Â. [76], At the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix, he crashed in wet conditions on the way to the starting grid but he was able to drive the car back to the grid where his mechanics fixed the suspension of the car in the short time that was left before the start of the race. Non religioso: Residenza Lui vive con i genitori a Hasselt, Belgium. However, the race was also not without incident as he had run into the back of Lance Stroll during the virtual safety car period, causing minor front wing damage.[69]. A true wheel-to-wheel racer, another stunning drive in Brazil from the back of the pack to the podium on a treacherous wet track kept the plaudits coming. Max Emilian Verstappen was born on 30 September 1997 in Hasselt, Belgium; the eldest to a younger sister, Victoria. The expectations for the next generation’s leading light are sky high – but with Verstappen there’s a feeling that the sky’s the limit. In Canada, Verstappen's final lap in the second qualifying session was hampered by a red flag brought out by Kevin Magnussen's crash. Arriving as Formula 1’s youngest ever competitor at just 17 years old, Verstappen pushed his car, his rivals and the sport’s record books to the limit. Max Emilian Verstappen (Dutch pronunciation: [mɑks eːˈmilijɑn vɛrˈstɑpə(n)]; born 30 September 1997) is a Belgian-Dutch[3] racing driver currently competing in Formula One, under the Dutch flag, with Red Bull Racing. At the Eifel Grand Prix, Verstappen finished in second after qualifying in third. However, he would inherit the lead mid-way through the race after a crash by race leader Hamilton. In Britain, Verstappen was plagued by issues, finishing the first practice session early due to a gearbox problem and crashing in the second practice session before retiring from the race due to a brake problem. Dutch race car driver who won more races than any other driver in FIA European Formula 3 Championship in 2013. He finished the 2019 championship in third place, ahead of both Ferrari drivers. [57] However, he came under criticism from Sebastian Vettel, who claimed that Verstappen had pushed him off the track when he gained a position on him at Junção corner late in the race. [10], Although Verstappen has a Belgian mother, was born in Belgium and resided in Bree, Belgium, he decided to compete with a Dutch racing licence because he "feels more Dutch", spent more time with his father than with his mother owing to his karting activities, and was always surrounded by Dutch people while growing up in Maaseik, a Belgian town at the Dutch border. Prior to the Belgian Grand Prix, Verstappen received a new teammate in Alexander Albon after Pierre Gasly was demoted back to Toro Rosso. Max Verstappen, best known for being a Race Car Driver, was born in Hasselt, Belgium on Tuesday, September 30, 1997. On 3 August 2019, he became the first ever Dutch F1 driver to take pole position, for the Hungarian Grand Prix, while also setting a new lap record on the Hungaroring and becoming the 100th polesitter in the sport's history. From shop CapturedInFocus . Verstappen crossed the line in 2nd place but was demoted to 4th by the penalty. [33], On 5 February, at the second race weekend, Verstappen won his first formula race at Palm Beach International Raceway after he started from pole. He made his début, aged 17, for Toro Rosso at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, becoming the youngest driver in F1 by nearly two years. [12] He competed in Formula One for more than half a season before obtaining a road driver's licence on his 18th birthday. Developed during 10 years of partnering with F1 racing teams and drivers like Max Verstappen and many others. After a poor first lap, he was down to 5th. [17] Racing in a CRG kart entered by his father, Verstappen won the Dutch and Belgian Minimax championship as well as the Belgian Cadet championship. Sunday 29 October 2017. Verstappen and Sophie have two children, Max (b. The son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen and super-quick karting Mum Sophie Kumpen, racing runs through his genes. [46], Verstappen began the 2016 season at Toro Rosso, again alongside Sainz. Max Verstappen Wiki Dove vive Max Verstappen? F1’s youngest points scorer soon became its youngest race winner – at the age of 18 years and 228 days – with an opportunistic but controlled drive on debut for Red Bull in Barcelona 2016. Alla scoperta delle compagne di Vettel, Hamilton, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Alonso… [6][7]His family has a long association with motor sports: his father, Jos Verstappen, is a Dutch former Formula One driver, his Belgian mother, Sophie Kumpen, competed in karting,[8][9] and his first cousin once removed, Anthony Kumpen, competed in endurance racing and is a two-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion and currently serves as the team manager for PK Carsport in Euro Series. The wet and chaotic German Grand Prix began in a similar fashion to the race in Austria for Verstappen, as a poor start caused him to fall behind. Two more 4th-place finishes followed in China and Azerbaijan, before a second podium came as he finished 3rd in Spain. Son of former Formula One driver Jos Verstappen, he's the youngest race-winner in F1 history As well as a famously fast father, Verstappen's mother Sophie was also a successful kart driver. According to Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner, "Max has proven to be an outstanding young talent. In Australia, he qualified 4th, but fell behind Kevin Magnussen at the start. [47] Verstappen enjoyed a more successful weekend at the following race in Bahrain, finishing sixth to score Toro Rosso's first ever points at the Sakhir circuit. After damaging his front wing on the first lap, he recovered to finish the race in 8th place. In France he started and finished in 4th place. Max Verstappen will stay with the Red Bull Formula 1 team until the end of 2023, and his new deal that has a wider impact on the driver market. more_vert. At the age of 18, he won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix on his debut for Red Bull Racing, becoming the youngest-ever driver and the first Dutch driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix. Verstappen extends Red Bull contract to 2023 Max Verstappen has extended his Formula 1 deal with Red Bull until the end of the 2023 season, the team has announced. ref: Digital Image _N7T6176. Verstappen qualified fifth for the opening race of the season in Australia, but during the race made several radio calls to his team due to frustration at being behind Sainz on track before clipping his teammate whilst attempting to pass him with three laps to go, and he eventually finished tenth. During the first 14 races of the 2017 season, Verstappen suffered seven retirements, four due to mechanical issues,[59] and three due to first lap collisions in Spain, Austria and Singapore. Verstappen's first experience in a racing car was at the Pembrey Circuit on 11 October 2013. Red Bull Racing Team Principal, Christian Horner, described it as "an amazing performance" by Verstappen and the Red Bull support team.[78]. Verstappen enjoyed a very strong second half of the season, achieving podium finishes at Belgium, Singapore, Japan and the USA, the latter of which he achieved 2nd place having started from 18th on the grid due to a suspension failure in qualifying. F1WKND. [34], On 19 February, Verstappen won his second race at Homestead–Miami Speedway after beating Nicholas Latifi by 0.004 seconds.[35]. In 2015, he became the youngest driver to compete in Formula 1 at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix for Scuderia Toro Rosso. [68] Verstappen bounced back in Spain with his first podium of the season by finishing 3rd behind the Mercedes drivers, holding off Sebastian Vettel. [79][80], Verstappen has signed a contract extension to race for Red Bull until the end of 2023. Max Verstappen is just 21-years-old but has already carved out a reputation as one of F1’s best drivers with Red Bull Racing. This marked the first Honda-powered race victory since the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. Max Verstappen, the 17-year-old Toro Rosso rookie, may not be old enough to take his A-Levels yet, but he is certainly taking Formula 1 by storm. This caused Verstappen to qualify 11th and start the race in 9th place. Verstappen managed to salvage 2 points by finishing 9th place, overtaking 6 cars on track. PUBLISHED: 07:00, Sat, Dec 19, 2020 | UPDATED: … Another Formula Renault test came in December at Circuito de Jerez. Max Emilian Verstappen (Dutch pronunciation: [mɑks eːˈmilijɑn vɛrˈstɑpə (n)]; born 30 September 1997) is a Belgian - Dutch racing driver currently competing in … At the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, he was on his way to claim 2nd after floor problems for Valtteri Bottas, but then received a puncture and spun, causing his 4th retirement of the 2020 season. He also has a second son, Jason (b. The baby-faced Dutchman with the heart of a lion took the Toro Rosso – and then the Red Bull – by the horns with his instinctive racing style. By 09 January 2020. Max Emilian Verstappen (born 30 September 1997 in Hasselt, Limburg, Flemish Region, Belgium) is a Belgian-born Dutch racing driver who currently drives for Red Bull.