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personalia

Dutch
30 September 1997 (22)
Cecil Green (30 September 1919)
Roberto Bonomi (30 September 1919)
Gary Hocking (30 September 1937)
Reine Wisell (30 September 1941)
Jochen Mass (30 September 1946)
Eric van de Poele (30 September 1961)

statistics

8 (7.5%)
34 (32.1%)
2 (1.9%)
0 (0%)
1st
6
106
105
1000 (9.4 points per race avg)
5531
501 ) (9.1%)
8 (7.5%)
21 (19.8%)
2015 Australian Grand Prix
2020 British Grand Prix

about Max Verstappen

Max Emilian Verstappen (Dutch pronunciation: [m?ks e??mili?n v?r?st?p?n]; born 30 September 1997) is a Belgian-Dutch racing driver who competes under the Dutch flag in Formula One with Red Bull Racing. Aged 17 years, 166 days, he became the youngest driver to compete in Formula 1 at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix for Scuderia Toro Rosso. 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 and youngest Formula One Grand Prix winner in history.

After spending the entire 2015 season with Scuderia Toro Rosso, he started his 2016 campaign with the Italian team, before being promoted by Red Bull Racing as a replacement for Daniil Kvyat, who took over his seat at Toro Rosso. He won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix in his debut race for Red Bull Racing at the age of 18, becoming the youngest-ever winner of a Grand Prix and the first racing under the Dutch flag. He is the son of former Formula One driver Jos Verstappen.


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seasons

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,

finishing positions

grid positions

teams & teammates

season teammate
2015 Carlos Sainz
Toro Rosso compare 2015
2016 Carlos Sainz
Daniil Kvyat
Daniel Ricciardo
Toro Rosso compare 2016
2017 Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull compare 2017
2018 Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull compare 2018
2019 Pierre Gasly
Alexander Albon
Red Bull compare 2019
2020 Alexander Albon
Red Bull compare 2020

news

The Dutchman was the only driver to try to get through Q2 on the hard C2 tyre, and thus will be the only top 10 runner who will start on it.<br>In common with other frontrunners, Verstappen also used the C2 tyre in Q2 for the British GP, when it was the medium option. For this weekend Pirelli went a step softer, so the C2 became the hard.<br>Verstappen says he felt so comfortable on the C2 that he ...

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F1 announced last month that it would be holding its first grand prix at Imola since 2006 in November, with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix becoming the 13th round on the calendar.<br>The announcement noted the Imola race weekend would be reduced to two days, the format for which was confirmed this week with a cut back from three practice sessions to just one.<br>Verstappen hit out at the decision ...

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Verstappen was promoted to second when Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas suffered a front left puncture with three laps to go on Sunday at Silverstone.<br>Given a pitstop's advantage over third-placed Charles Leclerc, Verstappen pitted for soft tyres on the penultimate lap in a bid to gain a point for fastest lap.<br>This gave leader Lewis Hamilton a lead of over 30 seconds, which proved crucial when his ...

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Having run third throughout the race, Verstappen moved into second on lap 50 when Valtteri Bottas slowed with a front-tyre failure.<br>With no threat from behind, the Red Bull driver immediately pitted for fresh tyres so he could have a shot at the fastest lap point on the 52nd and final lap.<br>However, on that last lap Lewis Hamilton suffered a similar failure to Bottas, and also slowed.<br>The ...

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Verstappen was able to lead first practice at Silverstone as the temperature reached 35ºC on Friday, which was the third-hottest day on record in Great Britain.<br>Red Bull appeared to match Mercedes for pace in the warmer conditions, only for Verstappen to finish over a second off Lewis Hamilton's pole position time in qualifying.<br>It meant Verstappen ended up third on the grid as Valtteri ...

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Verstappen was able to finish almost half a second clear of home favourite Lewis Hamilton to lead FP1 for Red Bull during a hot opening session at Silverstone as track temperatures rose beyond 45ºC.<br>Verstappen set a fastest lap time of 1m27.422s on the soft compound tyre to finish 0.474 seconds clear of Hamilton, who set his best lap on mediums in the leading Mercedes.<br>Racing Point managed ...

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Horner says that Verstappen was going flat out on the damp track because that was required for the routine job of synchronising the eighth gear, and the Dutchman misjudged the grip level.<br>Horner added that the team’s impressively quick repair job on the grid and Verstappen’s subsequent charge to second place turned round what had been a “depressing” weekend for the team.<br>“I was ...

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After dropping to sixth on the opening lap following a near-jump start, Bottas managed to fight his way back up to third nearing the final 20 laps of the race.<br>Bottas put pressure on Red Bull driver Verstappen in second after closing up a seven-second gap, only to be called into the pits for a third stop at the end of Lap 49.<br>The decision to pit Bottas dropped him more than 20 seconds back ...

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Verstappen crashed his car in damp conditions on the reconnaissance lap ahead of the race, causing damage to the front-end of the Red Bull RB16.<br>The Red Bull mechanics were forced to hurriedly fix Verstappen’s car in the build-up to lights out, but managed to complete the repairs to the front wing, nose and suspension with seconds to spare before the five-minute warning cut-off.<br>Verstappen ...

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Rain in the build-up to the race start left the track wet, forcing drivers to complete their reconnaissance laps to the grid on the intermediate compound tyre.<br>Verstappen lost control of his car at Turn 12 on his way to the grid after locking the front-left tyre, losing the rear before sliding sideways into the barrier.<br>The collision tore the front wing from Verstappen's Red Bull RB16 car ...

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Red Bull slumped to its worst qualifying performance of the 2020 season so far on Saturday at the Hungaroring as Verstappen could only finish seventh in Q3, 1.4 seconds off Lewis Hamilton’s pole position time.<br>Teammate Alexander Albon failed to advance beyond Q2, qualifying 13th behind the Williams of George Russell.<br>Both Verstappen and Albon appeared to be struggling with the skittish ...

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Russell reached Q2 for the second race in a row by qualifying 12th for Williams at the Hungaroring, one place ahead of Red Bull driver Albon.<br>Albon struggled with the balance of his Red Bull RB16 car throughout qualifying, and also made a couple of mistakes on his final Q2 run that meant he missed out on the top-10 shootout.<br>Russell leapt to the defence of Albon after the session, saying he ...

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Red Bull had been tipped as Mercedes' nearest challengers coming into the third round of the 2020 Formula 1 season at the Hungaroring, but Verstappen could only manage the fourth row in qualifying behind the Mercedes, Racing Point and Ferrari drivers and over 1.4 seconds off polesitter Lewis Hamilton.<br>Having admitted Red Bull had "a lot of work to do" after Friday practice, with Red Bull ...

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Lewis Hamilton headed a Mercedes 1-2 in opening practice and set his fastest time on the hard compound tyre, while Verstappen could only finish eighth, 1.4 seconds off the pace.<br>Verstappen was heard exchanging feedback with his race engineer over a programme in the opening session, asking to come in early and end a run, saying: "This is bad."<br>A wet second practice prevented Verstappen from ...

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From fourth on the grid, Bottas spent the latter part of the race chasing down Verstappen and, having stopped 10 laps later, his tyres were in better shape.<br>Although he couldn't make his first attempt to pass stick, Bottas successfully got by the Red Bull driver on lap 67 to claim runner-up spot.<br>Bottas admitted that he had anticipated that Verstappen would be harder to pass, but the tyre ...

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The Dutchman had shadowed eventual race winner Lewis Hamilton for much of the Red Bull Ring race, but fell away in the closing stages after he picked up damage when he ran over a kerb.<br>Red Bull was made aware instantly about the impact the front wing damage had on his performance, but it was only afterwards that it emerged the part had fouled up the critical bargeboard area too.<br>The front ...

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The Dutchman had high hopes of being able to challenge pole position man Hamilton thanks to his front row start, but in the end never really was able to threaten the reigning world champion.<br>Having sat around five seconds adrift of the Mercedes for much of the afternoon, he eventually dropped further away after picking up damage to his front wing late in the race.<br>As Verstappen's pace fell ...

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<br>Verstappen was Hamilton’s closest threat for the top spot in qualifying on Saturday for the second race of the 2020 season at the Red Bull Ring and had improved his opening sector time on his final lap in Q3.<br>But as the lap wore on, the Red Bull driver had to catch two big snaps of oversteer – at the long left of Turn 6 and approaching the fast right of Turn 8 – and he then half-spun ...

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Verstappen managed to edge out Mercedes rival and championship leader Valtteri Bottas by four hundredths of a second to top second practice at the Red Bull Ring on Friday.<br>The Dutch driver's preparations were hindered last Friday in Austria after sustaining damage on one of the kerbs, meaning he could only finish the session eighth fastest.<br>But Verstappen said he was much happier with the ...

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In a session that could end up setting the grid for should qualifying be cancelled due to forecast rain, 2019 Austrian Grand Prix winner Verstappen managed to edge out Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas for top spot in the timesheets.<br>Verstappen recorded a best laptime of 1m03.660s to take top spot for Red Bull, making the most of extended qualifying simulation running through FP2.<br>The session was ...

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Austrian GP winner Valtteri Bottas finished third ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton, with Ferrari again significantly adrift of the top times.<br>In a session that began six degrees hotter than the equivalent session for last weekend's event at the Red Bull Ring, McLaren's Carlos Sainz set the initial pace, as several squads – including Renault and Alfa Romeo – fitted aerodynamic measuring ...

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The Dutchman has spent the weekend trying to get the best out of a new wing philosophy that his team has brought to the Red Bull Ring, and he admitted that he still had not got a perfect set-up for qualifying.<br>After ending up 0.538 seconds adrift of pole position man Valtteri Bottas, Verstappen reckoned that his car had potential to do better, although he was sceptical about being able to beat ...

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With Red Bull having headed into the F1 season opener with high hopes after what it has called its best winter of preparation since it last won the title, both its drivers had challenging times.<br>Main rival Mercedes led the way in both sessions, with Verstappen ending up eighth in the afternoon with teammate Alex Albon down in 13th.<br>But rather than be too concerned about the performance ...

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The Dutchman, who lives in Monaco, says a combination of limits on leaving the Principality early on, allied to quarantine rule changes in the UK recently, left him preferring to stay at home.<br>Having elected not to take part in the filming day of Red Bull's 2020 car last week, Verstappen also couldn't do any simulator runs – confirming on Thursday he had done "zero days" at the team's ...

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<br>Red Bull elected to use up one of its filming days with its 2020 F1 car to get it drivers and staff up to speed again.<br>As well as giving the drivers a refresher in the cockpit, such tests have been valuable in helping teams better understand the protocols that will be in place for the closed-door events at the start of the season.<br>While in an ideal world Red Bull would have had both it ...

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