He won his second Formula One race at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix, one day after his 20th birthday, passing Lewis Hamilton for the lead in the early stages of the race. In Mexico, he qualified in 1st place before being handed a grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags after a crash by Valtteri Bottas. 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 On 30-9-1997 Max Verstappen was born in Hasselt, Belgium. [40] Verstappen became the youngest driver to start a World Championship race by joining the sport a year before this licence restriction, in his Grand Prix debut as a full-time driver at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix at the age of 17 years, 166 days – breaking Jaime Alguersuari's existing record by almost two years. 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]. 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: Focusing on 2018 disappointment would frustrate me. The son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen and super-quick karting Mum Sophie Kumpen, racing runs through his genes. The race stewards did not share Vettel's view and decided that no reprimand was warranted.[58]. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, raises his winner’s trophy on the podium. Motorsport.com. [20][21], In 2010, Verstappen stepped up to international karting. [52] On 2 September 2016 F1 director Charlie Whiting called in Verstappen for a discussion. PUBLISHED: 07:00, Sat, Dec 19, 2020 | UPDATED: … He was signed by CRG to race in their factory team at world and European championships. Because a lot of it is fake. Verstappen, however, had a much better start than Ricciardo and took the lead of the race into the first corner, overtaking the fast-starting Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton. However, he collided with Force India driver Esteban Ocon who was trying to unlap himself on faster tyres. 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. In Australia, he qualified 4th, but fell behind Kevin Magnussen at the start. Verstappen was on course for a second 3rd-place finish in Bahrain before a late safety car prevented him from overtaking Charles Leclerc's ailing Ferrari, keeping him in 4th place. After an additional tyre change from intermediates back to rain tyres, he ran in 16th place with just 15 laps remaining. He recovered to 4th place, with his penalty causing him to be classified 5th. At the Eifel Grand Prix, Verstappen finished in second after qualifying in third. [64] At the next race in Bahrain, he crashed during qualifying and started in 15th place. 6:05 Now Playing. 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. In Hungary, he claimed the first pole position of his career, and led most of the race before being passed in the closing laps by Hamilton, who had made another stop for fresh tyres in a gamble to catch the leader. He came in second at the Spanish Grand Prix, after qualifying in third. This caused Verstappen to qualify 11th and start the race in 9th place. [31] At the Circuit Ricardo Tormo near Valencia, Verstappen set a faster time than more experienced drivers including Tatiana Calderón and Eddie Cheever III. Verstappen took the race lead as he was placed on a two-stop rather than the same three-stop strategy as Ricciardo, and he held off Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen in the later stages of the race to take his first Formula One victory. BEST IMAGE © Sutton Images + 44 1327 352188,Sutton Images + 44 1327 352188, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico. From shop CapturedInFocus . [15] In 2006, Verstappen graduated to the Rotax Max Minimax class and won the Belgian championship. He won the WSK Master Series in the KF2 class, beating CRG driver Felice Tiene. He made his Formula One … In his first eight races with Red Bull he achieved six top-five finishes, including four podiums. After spending the 2015 season with Scuderia Toro Rosso, he started his 2016 campaign with the Italian team before being promoted to parent team Red Bull Racing after four races as a replacement for Daniil Kvyat. [70] His team could not repair his car in time for qualifying and he had to start last at a track on which it is notoriously difficult to overtake. He finished second in the following race in Japan. But the mistakes that initially marred his potential have given way to maturity, while the bravado and energy that make him a blockbuster talent have remained – and the victories have kept on coming. At the KF3 World Cup, Verstappen finished second to the more experienced Alexander Albon (who would eventually become his Formula One teammate at Red Bull Racing)[22] but beat him at the WSK Euro Series and also won the WSK World Series, beating Robert Vișoiu. [13] Verstappen has lived in Monaco since October 2015, claiming it was not for tax reasons. In an overtake attempt on Sebastian Vettel for 3rd place, Verstappen collided with the championship leader, causing him to fall to 8th and receive a 10-second penalty. This marked the first Honda-powered race victory since the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. Max Verstappen: How I became the youngest driver to win a Formula One race - Guinness World Records by Guinness World Records. [18][19], In 2009, Verstappen joined Team Pex Racing, a CRG customer team. World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Images At the Russian Grand Prix, Verstappen finished the race in second, his seventh podium finish of 2020, after qualifying in second behind Hamilton. Max Verstappen was born in 1997 in Hasselt, Belgium, to a Dutch father and a Belgian mother. 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. [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. Max Verstappen fascinated the world two years ago by winning the Spanish Grand Prix in his debut race with Red Bull. Max Emilian Verstappen (Dutch pronunciation: [mɑks eːˈmilijɑn vɛrˈstɑpə (n)]; born 30 September 1997) is a Belgian - Dutch racing driver currently competing in … I was raised as a Dutch person and that's how I feel." Max Verstappen (NDL) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10 at Formula One Testing, Day Two, Barcelona, Spain, 27 February 2015. Max Verstappen was a child prodigy who was roped in by Red Bull F1 at a very young age. [61] He then finished third at the United States Grand Prix, but was classified fourth after his final lap overtake on Kimi Räikkönen was deemed illegal (he was found to have cut the corner). At the age of 15, Verstappen won the 2013 World KZ championship at Varennes-sur-Allier, France, in KZ1, the highest karting category. Controversy. Verstappen then earned his fifth career win in Mexico. A 3rd place finish in the United States followed, before Verstappen took the second pole position of his career with a 1:07.508 pole lap time in Brazil. 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. Verstappen chose 33 as his race number. According to Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner, "Max has proven to be an outstanding young talent. 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. [41] In this first race, Verstappen ran in points-scoring positions until he was forced to retire due to an engine failure. email: sales@latimages.com, Free and simple registration required to view this content, © 2003-2020 Formula One World Championship Limited. From the Malaysian Grand Prix onward, Verstappen enjoyed a surge of success. Driving for Josef Kaufmann Racing, Verstappen went faster than Formula Renault regulars like Steijn Schothorst and Matt Parry. [72] Team principal Christian Horner commented on Verstappen's start of the season, saying he "needed to stop making these mistakes" and that he could "learn from his teammate", while Helmut Marko, head of driver development at Red Bull, said that Verstappen was "too impatient". Max Verstappen Wiki Dove vive Max Verstappen? Max Verstappen Just generally the Dutch language, just to write it and stuff. At the end of 2012, it was announced that Verstappen would leave Intrepid. I know what I talked about with my engineers. He’s Max by name, and max by nature. In Austria, Verstappen started 2nd but suffered a poor start, dropping down to 8th. He has always been classified as the next big thing in Formula One and many anticipate him to do what Lewis Hamilton is d… [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 suffered from two DNFs in a row at the Italian and Tuscan Grands Prix after which he lost second place in the Championship. The revolutionary Playseat® FI Ultimate Edition has a strong, assertive and advanced appearance. [30] In December 2013, Verstappen tested a Dallara F311 Formula 3 car run by Motopark Academy. He also managed to get the fastest lap of the race. [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. 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In his attempts to retake the position he ran wide multiple times and damaged his car, with a spin causing him to fall further down the order. The Sakhir Grand Prix: everything you don’t expect from an F1 race. Verstappen's first experience in a racing car was at the Pembrey Circuit on 11 October 2013. [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. In 2015, he became the youngest driver to compete in Formula 1 at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix for Scuderia Toro Rosso. [37] Six days later, he was confirmed as one of Scuderia Toro Rosso's drivers for the 2015 season. 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. [68] Verstappen bounced back in Spain with his first podium of the season by finishing 3rd behind the Mercedes drivers, holding off Sebastian Vettel. Related. In France he started and finished in 4th place. 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. After numerous position changes between the two teammates during the race, Ricciardo ran into the back of Verstappen during an overtake attempt from which the Dutchman aggressively defended, causing the retirement of both cars. [60] Of the races finished, however, he claimed a third place in China, and another five races classified fourth or fifth. © Sutton Images, Race winner Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing celebrates with the team at Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Race, Barcelona, Spain, Sunday 15 May 2016.