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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

3 (4.8%)
11 (17.5%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
1st
2nd
4
63
62
439 (7 points per race avg)
3137
175 (5.6%)
2 (3.2%)
15 (23.8%)
2015 Australian Grand Prix
2018 Chinese 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 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Red Bull
2 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix round 15 Red Bull
3 2017 Mexican Grand Prix round 18 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

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Sainz has been on loan at Renault from Red Bull since moving across from Toro Rosso late last year, and his stint in the energy drinks company's junior team included being paired against Verstappen for 23 races.Though Verstappen outscored Sainz considerably in that spell, Sainz's qualifying form was excellent and he was often let down by poor reliability.Renault Sport boss Cyril ...

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Max Verstappen has pretty much walked on water since he sailed into Formula 1 as a 17-year-old and began tearing up convention and rewriting the rulebook (sometimes literally) that governs what it means to be a top-class modern grand prix driver. Much of the adulation is thoroughly deserved. For the most part, his driving has been utterly outstanding.But there is a streak of almost ...

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Verstappen tipped now-Ferrari driver Vettel into a spin in the closing stages of last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, one week after clashing with the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain.Vettel stepped up to the Red Bull senior team in 2009 and went on to win four F1 titles, but his first championship-winning season featured some high-profile errors.He wiped out teammate Mark Webber ...

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Despite their shortcomings and lack of performance, how is it that Mercedes are still the favourites for the season? They celebrate Daniel Ricciardo's win while also hailing Red Bull Racing's impeccable team work. Also, would you rather that Formula 1 be a sport or a spectacle or both? Hear our views, tune in! (Season 2018, Episode 13) ...

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Speaking on the Dutch TV channel Ziggo’s Peptalk show, Verstappen Snr admitted that Max’s move that led to Vettel’s spin, and a 10s time penalty, was the kind of mistake he needs to avoid in future. He also revealed that he will meet with his son this week to discuss what happened.“The overtake on Vettel really wasn’t on,” said Jos. “That wasn’t possible. It was an error of ...

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Verstappen tapped Vettel into a spin at the Turn 14 hairpin, which earned Verstappen a 10-second time penalty and two penalty points added to his licence.It means Verstappen now has five penalty points, with drivers receiving an automatic one-race ban if they hit 12 points in a 12-month period.Whiting said: "There probably is a little bit of criticism but that's what the penalty ...

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Along with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, Hamilton sneaked past the cars of Vettel and Verstappen, who tangled with 14 laps left in the race, as Verstappen attempted to pass at Turn 14.Brit Hamilton went to the outside while Raikkonen took the inside."I was definitely worried of catching [crashing into] them, especially as they were trying to turn around, so I thought I might get caught ...

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Vettel, winner of the first two grands prix of the 2018 F1 season, was tapped into a spin by Verstappen 13 laps from the end of the Shanghai race as the Red Bull caught his third-placed Ferrari having taken on fresh tyres during a safety car period.Verstappen accepted full responsibility for the incident and approached Vettel to discuss it immediately after the race finished."He came ...

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Verstappen had benefitted from the safety car period triggered by a clash between the Toro Rosso drivers to switch to soft tyres and attack his medium-shod rivals in the latter part of the race.However, an overoptimistic move on Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel ended with the duo making contact and spinning.As a result, Verstappen was handed a 10-second penalty which relegated him to ...

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The Dutchman was pushing through the field and fighting Vettel for third place when he made a late move at the hairpin on lap 43 – clashing with his Ferrari rival and pitching both into a spin.The FIA stewards ruled that Verstappen was at fault for causing the collision and handed him a 10-second penalty, which dropped him from fourth to fifth in the end.Speaking after the race ...

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Bottas and Vettel were locked in their own battle for the win until Ricciardo and Verstappen pitted again for fresh soft tyres during a safety car period just after the halfway mark as their rivals stayed on mediums.Ricciardo then overtook his teammate, Lewis Hamilton and Vettel in quick succession before executing a stunning pass on Bottas into the tight Turn 6 right-hander for the ...

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Instead, Horner said the accident was a result of the Dutchman’s foot jumping on the throttle pedal as he ran over the kerbs.After the accident, Verstappen had complained of a 150bhp power surge, prompting cynical responses from some of his rivals.Fellow Renault power unit user Nico Hulkenberg said: “I would like to know where the 150 horsepowers ar ...

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Verstappen dived inside Hamilton at Turn 1 at the start of the second lap and was almost clear of the Mercedes before his left-rear wheel made contact with Hamilton's right front.That damaged the rim on Verstappen's car and caused an immediate puncture, which led to the differential being terminally wounded as he limped back to the pits.Hamilton and Verstappen disagreed over who was ...

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In the cool-down room before the Bahrain podium ceremony a microphone caught Hamilton calling Verstappen a "dickhead" as he and Valtteri Bottas watched a replay of the collision.In an effort to clear the air, Hamilton spoke to Verstappen in China on Thursday when they bumped into each other at an autograph session, stressing that as the senior driver he felt he was obliged to initiate ...

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Hamilton was caught on camera after the Sakhir race labelling Verstappen a "dickhead" for his part in a coming together the pair had at Turn 1 in the early stages of the race.Verstappen is adamant that he did nothing wrong, though, and suggests that Hamilton's stance was prompted because the Dutchman is not as experienced in F1.When asked ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix why he felt ...

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Hamilton was heard calling Verstappen “a dickhead”, prompting questions about it in the post-race press conference – when Sebastian Vettel leapt to Hamilton’s defence.Appearing on the Dutch TV show Peptalk on Ziggo Sport on Monday night, Verstappen was shown this clip via Skype in his hotel room in Bahrain. After hearing what was said, Verstappen remarked: “He is just out of the car ...

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Verstappen and Hamilton made contact in the early part of the race after the Red Bull driver ran wide, squeezing his rival.Hamilton escaped with no damage from the contact, but Verstappen suffered a broken wheel and puncture, while a differential failure caused his retirement.Verstappen's team boss Christian Horner insisted that it was was an incident behind two hard racers, and ...

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Verstappen suffered a puncture and differential damage that forced him to retire from the race when he and Hamilton made slight contact on the exit of the first corner early in the race.The Red Bull driver was on the inside in the middle of the turn, and ran to the outside to squeeze Hamilton, whose front wing then clipped his left-rear wheel.When watching the incident back behind ...

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The Red Bull driver had put in a time good enough to get him through to Q2, and was completing a second high-speed lap to help sort out some engine settings.But as he ran across the kerbs at Turn 2, the back end of his RB14 stepped out and he spun across the track, hitting the barriers on the outside of the circuit.Having studied the telemetry data on his return to the garage ...

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Ricciardo leapt to the top of the leaderboard late in the opening 90-minute session at the Sakhir circuit to go three tenths clear of Valtteri Bottas.Kimi Raikkonen lapped within a tenth of the lead Mercedes, with Sebastian Vettel just 0.012s further back in the daylight session.As qualifying and the race will be held after sunset, teams were happy to wait to get proper running under ...

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Both Christian Horner and Helmut Marko have suggested that there should be a parc ferme for engine modes, with no changes allowed from qualifying to the race.However Verstappen says that would be unfair, because he believes that Mercedes has simply done a better job than its rivals."Honestly not," he said when asked if he supported a mode parc ferme. "Because ...

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The Melbourne season opener had noticeably little in the way of not only completed overtakes but any wheel-to-wheel battles, with only five passes taking place after the first lap.A potential fight for victory fizzled out as Lewis Hamilton could not get close enough to challenge Sebastian Vettel, a theme common throughout ...

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The incident occurred on lap 26 when the virtual safety car came out due to Romain Grosjean's Haas being stranded on track.McLaren driver Alonso was leaving the pits when Verstappen swept past on the track to claim fifth place.The Red Bull pit wall realised that Alonso had reached the yellow flag first, albeit by a tiny margin, and asked race control about the incident.Although he ...

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Verstappen made a strong initial getaway at the start of the race, but his line approaching the first corner was compromised by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and allowed Haas driver Magnussen to squeeze past around the outside into fourth.The Dutchman later spun at Turn 1 at the start of lap 10 and dropped to eighth, before finishing the race in sixth.Horner said Verstappen had damaged ...

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The Red Bull driver was fourth fastest in qualifying, 0.715s off Lewis Hamilton's pole position pace.But running wide in the fast right-hander cost Verstappen more than enough time to have ended up ahead of second-placed Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari, which was 0.049s quicker.Verstappen had set personal bests in the first two sectors of Albert Park on his final Q3 lap, and had he repeated ...

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