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personalia

Dutch
30 September 1997 (20)
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

4 (5.7%)
15 (21.4%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
1st
2nd
4
70
69
514 (7.3 points per race avg)
3558
229 (6.4%)
4 (5.7%)
17 (24.3%)
2015 Australian Grand Prix
2018 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,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 2016 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya round 5 Red Bull
2 2017 Sepang International Circuit round 15 Red Bull
3 2017 Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez round 18 Red Bull
4 2018 Red Bull Ring round 9 Red Bull

pole positions

# event constructor

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

news

But Verstappen's speed was overshadowed by a problem he suffered on track and that forced him to spend 20 minutes in the Hockenheim pits while his Red Bull mechanics solved the issue.Twenty five minutes before the end of FP2, pace setter Verstappen reported on the team radio there were problems with his engine - he said: "there is a lot of noise on the downshift" - and returned to the ...

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Verstappen retired from the race late on with a brake-by-wire failure but had been embroiled in a fight with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen late on.He and Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo trailed Mercedes and Ferrari significantly at Silverstone and even the late safety cars offered them little chance to race the leaders.Verstappen told Dutch TV after the race: "I had to manage the tyres ...

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Red Bull’s two cars qualified a distant fifth and sixth for the British Grand Prix, with Verstappen 0.7s adrift of Lewis Hamilton’s pole time and Daniel Ricciardo 1.2s off the pace after suffering a DRS problem.“If you miss 70-80bhp you know you’re going to struggle,” Verstappen said after qualifying.“Also with the cars we have [since the 2017 regulation changes] a few corners became ...

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Verstappen lost the rear of his car at the Luffield right-hander and it snapped the other way around as he tried to correct it.He hit the wall and damaged the rear of the Red Bull, missing the majority of the session.Verstappen had already lost the last part of FP1 to a gearbox problem."I think I wanted to be too quick on the hard tyre, so I lost it," Verstappen explained ...

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Vettel's teammate Kimi Raikkonen topped the early stages of the session with a lap of 1m28.591s using the medium-compound Pirellis.That was before Verstappen's session came to an end on only his first flying lap of the session.The rear of his Red Bull broke away exiting the long, slow Luffield right-hander and, in correcting it, the car snapped the other way and spun to the ...

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Hamilton bested teammate Valtteri Bottas by almost four tenths of a second, with Ferrari's championship leader Sebastian Vettel Mercedes' closest challenger half a second back from Hamilton.Red Bull driver Max Verstappen set the early pace on medium tyres and was the first driver to dip into the 1m29s, but Vettel ended the opening half an hour on top on a 1m29.244s.Bottas had ...

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Marko praised the way Verstappen controlled the race from the front and saved his tyres, and reckoned the performance was reminiscent of the Dutchman's maiden win on his Red Bull debut in 2016.“All these critics that were talking in the beginning of the year, he showed them that it was absolute rubbish,” Marko told Motorsport.com.“He had to nurse the tyres, and we also turned down ...

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If you missed any of the news or action, here is your Debrief from all that happened at the Red Bull Ring.Austrian GP Start actionPhoto by: Glenn Dunbar / LAT ImagesIT’S VERSTAPPEN-INGMax Verstappen ...

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Verstappen claimed the team's first home race win at the Red Bull Ring on Sunday after an aggressive pass on Kimi Raikkonen on the opening lap put him in control when both Mercedes retired.His teammate Ricciardo retired with an exhaust problem and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner admitted that prompted concerns over Verstappen's car."We were quite concerned that there might ...

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Raikkonen had challenged the two Mercedes cars for the lead into Turn 1, but was soon back down to third – and came under attack from Verstappen after exiting Turn 6.The Red Bull driver got a run on the Finn and committed down the inside at the fast Turn 7 left-hander, his right front making contact with Raikkonen's left rear and forcing the Finn wide."The Red Bull hit me on the ...

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The Dutchman faced a challenging time in managing blistering of his rear tyres after the early change to softs, but was able to hold on for a win ahead of Ferrari duo Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.Speaking after the race, Red Bull boss Christian Horner has revealed how Verstappen changed his approach to the sequence of corners at the end of the lap once it became clear he needed ...

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Verstappen headed the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel, who stole the championship lead from Lewis Hamilton by one point after Mercedes turned a one-two in qualifying into a double DNF.Poleman Valtteri Bottas retired with a gearbox problem while a strategy error under the ensuing virtual safety car ruined Hamilton's race and a loss of fuel pressure consigned him to a ...

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Verstappen has been in no shortage of support this weekend in Austria, given all the orange on the grandstands around the Red Bull Ring. A large chunk of the Dutch crowd has been staying in the Max Verstappen Village, so Motorsport.com went along to sample the atmosphere.An estimated 18,000 Verstappen fans have travelled to Austria, and around 5,000 of them have been staying at his ...

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Ricciardo was upset after suggesting that Red Bull could have had both cars further up the grid if he had been helped to a slipstream.Red Bull then suggested Verstappen move past Ricciardo as the Aussie slowed (see radio exchange below), but the Dutch driver did not agree to overtake.In the end, Verstappen qualified fifth, with Ricciardo two places further back, beaten also by the ...

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Vettel emerged on top of a rapidly-changing battle between the two teams through the session to beat title rival Lewis Hamilton by just 0.029s.Valtteri Bottas lapped just over a tenth slower than Vettel but the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen was a quarter of a second further off the pace.Raikkonen was the first driver to set a flying lap and worked his way into the 1m04s before ...

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Verstappen did not elaborate on the nature of the floor damage, only saying that it was not a result of the raised kerbs that caused problems for several drivers in the opening Red Bull Ring sessions."I don't think it was a perfect day, we had a damaged floor," said Verstappen."Something broke off the inside of the floor, so my second practice session I had to run with a floor that ...

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In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal do some math and tell you why. Well, even if they could be evenly matched on talent, is maturity one key area where Leclerc scores higher? We know such stories create controversies, but they are still worth visiting.Also in this episode: we try and calculate how old Fernando Alonso would be if he takes a break to ...

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Verstappen has scored back-to-back podiums in F1 after an incident-packed start to 2018 that included several costly clashes and mistakes.After the French Grand Prix he hit out at the criticism drivers receive for honest errors and referred specifically to the claims he needed to change his style as “nonsense”.Marko told Motorsport.com that Verstappen’s drives in Canada and France w ...

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The Red Bull driver has the fewest soft tyres of anyone, with just seven of the yellow-walled Pirellis in his Silverstone allocation. Verstappen has augmented his choice with four sets of mediums and two sets of the blue-walled hard.He will have one fewer set of softs than his fellow frontrunners, with the majority of the rest of the grid opting for nine or 10 sets of the most grippy ...

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Sebastian Vettel’s clash with Valtteri Bottas on the first lap was the main talking point after the race, whereas most of the paddock chatter throughout the weekend was how the organisers had got it so wrong in trying to get cars in and out of the circuit.44 TAKES 44 ...

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Vettel hit Valtteri Bottas at the first corner of the Paul Ricard race, damaging both cars and forcing them into the pits before mounting a fightback.In the post-race conference, the top three drivers – Lewis Hamilton, Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen – were asked by Motorsport.com about Vettel's clash and the penalty he received that allowed him to finish fifth, two places ahead of ...

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Red Bull announced earlier this week it would be ending a long-standing association with Renault to instead use Honda engines in 2019 and 2020.The Japanese manufacturer toiled as McLaren's power unit supplier in the three years prior, but has progressed enough since switching to Red Bull's B-team Toro Rosso to convince the Austrian drinks giant that it was ready to provide engines for ...

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Vermeulen and Max's father Jos skipped the Montreal race weekend, leaving the Red Bull star on his own for the first time in his F1 career.Vermeulen is back in the paddock at the French GP this weekend.Verstappen enjoyed a strong weekend in Montreal, and some observers suggested that the absence of his management team had been a benefit for the Dutchman, perhaps allowing him to focus ...

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Verstappen has been under increasing pressure following a string of incidents in early 2018, culminating in the practice crash in Monaco that left him at the back of the grid.He bounced back in Montreal last weekend by topping all three practice sessions, earning third on the grid when Red Bull and its Renault powerplant was leapfrogged by Ferrari and Mercedes' qualifying engine ...

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Verstappen came under growing scrutiny thanks a spate of incidents across the first six GPs of the season, but responded with a fine drive to third in Canada.The 20-year-old's management team was not in attendance in Canada, nor was his father Jos, who has been an integral part of Max's career but occasionally misses races.Red Bull team principal Horner said: "It's the first race ...

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