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Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, 2014. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2014. Used with Permission.

Max Verstappen, 2014. Copyright LAT Photographic 2014. Used with Permission.

Born:

30 Sep 1997
Hasselt, Belgium

Nationality:

Netherlands

Grands Prix:

81 (2015- )

Son of Jos, and grandson of Paul Kumpen, the former sportscar driver. Aided by his father, Max took up karting in 2004, and then in 2012, cemented an eight-year stay in the category by winning the World Championship. Moved into Formula 3 in 2014, and his peformances led to him joining Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2015, which made him, by some two years, the youngest driver ever in Formula 1. In 2016, after some stellar performances, he moved to Red Bull, and won in his first race for the team to become the youngest winner ever of a Grand Prix and the first Dutchman to win a World Championship Formula 1 race.

Biography last updated 18 Nov 2018