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Max Verstappen
NameMax Verstappen
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
Place of BirthHasselt (Belgium)
Date of BirthSep 30th 1997 - 20 years old
First RaceMar 15th 2015 Australian F1 GP result
Last RaceNov 26th 2017 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result
Best Qualifying2nd - (4 times)
First WinMay 15th 2016 Spanish F1 GP result
Last WinOct 29th 2017 Mexican F1 GP result
First PodiumMay 15th 2016 Spanish F1 GP result
Last PodiumOct 29th 2017 Mexican F1 GP result
Max Verstappen races car number 33 for Red Bull Racing

Verstappen F1 statistics:

Races60
Drivers' Titles0
Victories3
Poles0
Podiums11
Points421
Fastest Laps2
Laps3027

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Biography

 

Max Verstappen Biography

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen

Red Bull stunned the world of sport when they announced that they had signed 17-year-old Max Verstappen to their Toro Rosso team for 2015.

But what a decision is has proven to be so far. Verstappen was fearless, brave and natural as he made quite a statement in his first season.

His daring overtakes are already the stuff of legend, and it is already a question of when, not, he will be a world champion.

The Dutchman is said to be a once-in-a-lifetime driver, but it is still highly ambitious and a massive risk to thrust him into the sport’s limelight at such a tender age.

To put it into context, Verstappen is ten years younger than Sebastian Vettel, and he was only two when Jenson Button made his debut.

Button raced against Max’s father, Jos, who carried the Dutch flag admirably for years. However, his son enjoys a greater reputation already.

Verstappen is, obviously,  the sport’s youngest ever driver but it has benefited him that his team-mate is 21-year-old Carlos Sainz, another youngster.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen

Verstappen and Sainz will fight it out to show Red Bull which of them is their next world champion, and the Dutchman will be under immediate pressure to succeed, such is the reputation that has been created around him.

However, his display in 2014's Formula 3 championship caught the eye of all the major teams. 10 wins, 16 podiums and seven poles saw him finish third in the championship, and so began a race to sign him.

Red Bull won. Ferrari and Mercedes were interested and will rue missing out. This season, and probably every other season he races, Verstappen will scrutinised more than most.

Red Bull say he’s as good as Ayrton Senna, and after being hired at such a young age. After one season, he looks every bit as skilled as the Brazil legend.

Max Verstappen wins his first F1 GP for Red Bull at Catalunya circuit at the 2016 Spanish GP

Max Verstappen wins his first race for Red Bull at Catalunya circuit the 2016 Spanish GP

In 2016 Max moved just before the Spanish GP from Toro Rosso to Red Bull after Daniil Kvyat crashed for the 2nd time that season. His first race for Red Bull turned out into a fairytale. Both Mercedes drivers collided into each other after 3 corners and Max who qualified 4th on the grid could race to the lead. The final stages of the race he was under severe pressure by Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen. Raikkonen's last win was back in 2013 and didn't score a win since his comeback to Ferrar. The  Dutchman showed his outstanding racing skills ans was able to stay in front of the faster Ferrari to win his first ever grand prix at the age of 18!

The whole season Verstappen was growing by the minute and made the races a lot more entertaining. Sometimes he was the only driver who passed other drivers and made the show on his own. The very wet and rainy race in Brazil was his best race that season. He made up the teams bad tyres chooses by passing 13 cars in the last 13 laps of the race to finish on the podium. He drove completely other racing lines than the other drivers and engraved his name in F1.

Official website: http://www.verstappen.nl/

Helmets

 

Max Verstappen Helmets

Championships

 

Max Verstappen F1 Championship Season Results

201520162017
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Max Verstappen F1 Championships Summary

YearTeamEngineRaces1st2nd3rdPodiumsPolesLapsFastestAvg PtsPoints
2017 Austria Red Bull Renault202114081818.40168
2016 Austria Red Bull
Italy Toro Rosso
Renault
Ferrari
2114270117619.71204
2015 Italy Toro Rosso Renault1900000103302.5849

Races

 

Max Verstappen F1 GP Race Classifications

1st3 Times
2nd5 Times
3rd3 Times
4th7 Times
5th7 Times
6th2 Times
7th2 Times
8th5 Times
9th3 Times
10th3 Times
11th2 Times
12th1 Time
15th1 Time
16th1 Time
18th1 Time
Ret14 Times

Max Verstappen F1 GP Race Results

YearRaceNoTeamEngineGridPosRetiredPts
6020172017 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result33Red BullRenault6510
5920172017 Brazilian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault4510
5820172017 Mexican F1 GP result33Red BullRenault2125
5720172017 US F1 GP result33Red BullRenault16412
5620172017 Japanese F1 GP result33Red BullRenault4218
5520172017 Singapore F1 GP result33Red BullRenault2Retcollision0
5420172017 Malaysian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault2125
5320172017 Italian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault13101
5220172017 Belgian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault5Retpower unit0
5120172017 Hungarian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault5510
5020172017 British F1 GP result33Red BullRenault4412
4920172017 Austrian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault5RetCollision0
4820172017 Azerbaijan F1 GP result33Red BullRenault19Ret0
4720172017 Canadian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault5RetPower Unit0
4620172017 Monaco F1 GP result33Red BullRenault4510
4520172017 Spanish F1 GP result33Red BullRenault5RetCollision0
4420172017 Russian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault7510
4320172017 Bahrain F1 GP result33Red BullRenault6Retbrakes0
4220172017 Chinese F1 GP result33Red BullRenault16315
4120172017 Australian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault5510
4020162016 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result33Red BullRenault6412
3920162016 Brazilian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault4315
3820162016 Mexican F1 GP result33Red BullRenault3412
3720162016 US F1 GP result33Red BullRenault21RetPower Unit0
3620162016 Japanese F1 GP result33Red BullRenault3218
3520162016 Malaysian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault3218
3420162016 Singapore F1 GP result33Red BullRenault468
3320162016 Italian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault776
3220162016 Belgian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault2110
3120162016 German F1 GP result33Red BullRenault4315
3020162016 Hungarian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault4510
2920162016 British F1 GP result33Red BullRenault3218
2820162016 Austrian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault8218
2720162016 Azerbaijan F1 GP result33Red BullRenault984
2620162016 Canadian F1 GP result33Red BullRenault5412
2520162016 Monaco F1 GP result33Red BullRenault21RetCrashed0
2420162016 Spanish F1 GP result33Red BullRenault4125
2320162016 Russian F1 GP result33Toro RossoFerrari9RetEngine0
2220162016 Chinese F1 GP result33Toro RossoFerrari984
2120162016 Bahrain F1 GP result33Toro RossoFerrari1068
2020162016 Australian F1 GP result33Toro RossoFerrari4101
1920152015 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault11160
1820152015 Brazilian F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault992
1720152015 Mexican F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault892
1620152015 US F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault8412
1520152015 Russian F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault9101
1420152015 Japanese F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault1592
1320152015 Singapore F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault884
1220152015 Italian F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault20120
1120152015 Belgian F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault1884
1020152015 Hungarian F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault9412
920152015 British F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault13Retspun off0
820152015 Austrian F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault784
720152015 Canadian F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault19150
620152015 Monaco F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault9RetCrash0
520152015 Spanish F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault11110
420152015 Bahrain F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault15180
320152015 Chinese F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault13Retengine0
220152015 Malaysian F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault676
120152015 Australian F1 GP result33Toro RossoRenault12RetPower unit0

Poles

 

Max Verstappen F1 Pole Positions

YearRaceNoTeamEngineGridPosRetiredPts

Teammate Comparison

 

Max Verstappen Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2015Toro RossoCarlos Sainz Jr.4749180000118109
2016Red BullDaniel Ricciardo111912201101710611
Daniil Kvyat41212000002011
Toro RossoCarlos Sainz Jr.6913400002231
2017Red BullDaniel Ricciardo111682002100119128

News

 

Latest Max Verstappen News

Verstappen: Grid girls must stay in F1

Dec.15 - F1 drivers hope 'grid girls' remain a part of formula one in the future. In an increasingly progressive world and under the new Liberty Media regime, F1 sporting director..

December 15, 2017 with 1 Comment.

Fantasy F1: What would happen if everyone drove the same car?

The 2017 Formula 1 season saw 19 drivers gain points across the 20 races, with champion Lewis Hamilton gaining 363, compared to Daniil Kvyat and Pascal Wehrlein's total of just..

December 14, 2017 with 2 Comments.

Ricciardo determined to improve in 2018

Dec.14 - Daniel Ricciardo says he is determined to improve in 2018. The Australian remains highly rated, and is wanted by Red Bull for a new contract in 2019 even though he is..

December 14, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Rossi: F1 'crazy' to slow Verstappen down

Dec.8 - Valentino Rossi says F1 is "crazy" to try to reign in Max Verstappen. The flamboyant MotoGP rider admits he is a fan of the 20-year-old Red Bull driver. "Verstappen is the..

December 8, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Mercedes predicts bright future for Verstappen

Nov.28 - The top men at Mercedes are predicting a bright future for Max Verstappen. Although earlier linked with a move to silver, 20-year-old Verstappen recently extended his..

November 28, 2017 with 2 Comments.

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