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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 (7.8%)
31 (30.4%)
2 (2%)
0 (0%)
1st
5
102
101
948 (9.3 points per race avg)
5327
500 ) (9.4%)
7 (6.9%)
20 (19.6%)
2015 Australian Grand Prix
2019 Abu Dhabi 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,

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

news

An extensive upgrade was completed at Zandvoort ahead of the planned return of Formula 1 on May 3, only for the coronavirus epidemic to force the postponement of the race.<br>Renovations to the track layout were completed at the end of February, allowing Verstappen to complete a demonstration run in a 2012-spec Red Bull RB8 at the start of March.<br>Verstappen was able to sample the new banked ...

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Seven of F1’s teams recently issued a joint statement expressing their unhappiness at the way motor racing’s governing body reached a private agreement with Ferrari amid suspicions over the legality of its engines.<br>The teams, which also wrote a follow-up letter with key questions they wanted answered, feel that matters should have been handled differently and want full disclosure of the ...

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The Red Bull driver became the first man to lap the revamped circuit in a grand prix car, when he drove a 2012 RB8 around the circuit earlier this week.<br>And reflecting on his first experience of the two banked corners, Verstappen was clear that they would be a big challenge for everyone.<br>“I have always found it a super circuit to drive, but the banking definitely adds a new dimension to ...

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Together with two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk, Verstappen was part of the formal re-opening of the circuit, which will host the F1 race during the first weekend of May.<br>The Dutchman drove a Red Bull RB8 from 2012, although his laps were not timed, and got the chequered flag waved by Dutch Grand Prix sporting director Jan Lammers.<br>Formula 1 will return to the Netherlands after ...

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Verstappen ended the final day of testing in Barcelona with the third-fastest time of the winter after a late qualifying simulation run, only trailing Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas’ pair of leading efforts.<br>Despite showing the pace of the Red Bull RB16, Verstappen and teammate Alexander Albon both experienced multiple spins through testing, suggesting the car was difficult to ...

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The Dutchman ended the opening day of action at Barcelona fourth overall in the standings, just more than half a second adrift of pace-setter Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes, but seemed bullish about his first experience of the RB16.<br>"The car is fast everywhere, which is a good thing," said Verstappen about his first impressions of the car.<br>"And the reliability seems even better, so that is ...

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The Dutchman and teammate Alex Albon were sampling the road version of the car, developed in partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, which Aston announced last year would enter in the 2020-21 World Endurance Championship that commences at Silverstone in September.<br>Although Aston Martin's partnership with RBAT on the Valkyrie was understood to be unaffected by the investment of a ...

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Red Bull announced last month that Verstappen had signed a new three-year contract, committing him to the team until the end of the 2023 season and ending any speculation of a switch away.<br>The Dutchman's previous contract expired at the end of the 2020 season, with seats free at both Mercedes and Ferrari for 2021.<br>Speaking at a Red Bull media event in London, Verstappen said that while he ...

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With the Dutchman having come off the back of an encouraging first season for his Milton Keynes-based team with Honda, which netted three wins, his sights are set on being able to challenge for the world championship this year.<br>And although main rival Hamilton was in brilliant form last year as he grabbed his sixth F1 title, Verstappen says that things will be very different if Red Bull can ...

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Albon, who will partner eight-time grand prix winner Verstappen at the main Red Bull outfit in 2020, had endured a topsy-turvy pre-F1 junior career that included a difficult three-year stint in two-litre Formula Renault and an exit from Red Bull's junior programme.<br>He had begun 2018 without the budget for a full season in Formula 2, but ended it with a Nissan Formula E deal, which he then ...

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Verstappen has just signed a long-term deal that will keep him at the Red Bull Formula 1 outfit until the end of 2023, with his sights firmly set on winning the world championship.<br>Marko is full of praise for the young Dutchman, who he says has qualities that stretch well beyond his ‘extraordinary driving talent.”<br>In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com, Marko reflects how on his ...

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Backed by Red Bull through the entirety of his junior career, Sainz spent just under three full seasons racing for its secondary outfit Toro Rosso in F1, before being loaned to Renault.<br>The French manufacturer opted against retaining the on-loan Sainz for 2019, and Red Bull preferred to promote Pierre Gasly instead of Sainz for the Daniel Ricciardo-vacated seat, which led to Sainz being ...

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Between 2010 and 2013, Red Bull won four constructors' titles and four drivers' championships with Sebastian Vettel, who at the end of '13 equalled Alberto Ascari's record of nine consecutive grand prix wins.<br>However, no Red Bull driver has come to even within 100 points of the title since the hybrid era began the following year.<br>Despite this, Verstappen - who has won eight races for Red ...

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Following in the footsteps of Ferrari signing Charles Leclerc to a new deal, what promised to be a potentially seismic 2021 silly season with top-line drivers up for grabs now looks more muted. For Verstappen, the new deal comes after a promising first year for Red Bull using Honda power and demonstrates his faith that Red Bull can put up a consistent title fight in the future.<br>Jack Benyon is ...

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The Dutchman, who became part of Red Bull's junior programme in 2014 and was handed an F1 drive with its junior team Toro Rosso the year after, was promoted to the energy drink giant's main F1 outfit during the 2016 season.<br>He has won eight grands prix since and bagged a best finish of third place in the drivers' championship standings, achieved this past year following Red Bull's switch to ...

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An emergent superstar of grand prix racing, Verstappen has usually ranked second only to Lewis Hamilton in team bosses’ and experts’ estimations over the past three years, but has not had the package to fight for the drivers’ championship.<br>He finished a career-high third in the standings last year following Red Bull’s switch from Renault engines to Honda, and though he remained some 135 ...

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Verstappen ended Honda's podium and win droughts in 2019, the first year of its new partnership with Red Bull, and praised the manufacturer regularly throughout the season.<br>He also pointed to the Honda badge on his race suit when he stepped onto the podium at the Austrian Grand Prix, the scene of Honda's first F1 win in 13 years.<br>Verstappen's three victories in 2019 have already moved him ...

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Albon, who contested his first season in grand prix racing last year, was promoted to the main Red Bull outfit from Toro Rosso midway through the campaign to replace Pierre Gasly.<br>He scored 76 points to Verstappen’s 97 over the nine remaining races of the season, although the Dutchman’s advantage in terms of pure pace was clear and he ended the year responsible for all three of Red Bull’s ...

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Verstappen was at the centre of a clear shift in policy from the FIA this season, after his aggressive last-gasp overtake on Charles Leclerc to win the Austrian Grand Prix was investigated without punishment.<br>At the next race in Britain, Verstappen and Leclerc went wheel-to-wheel again in another fierce fight that ended without either driver being penalised, as the governing body and its ...

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Verstappen's Red Bull team partnered with Honda for the first time in 2019 after opting to split from long-time supplier Renault, which Verstappen had an increasingly tense relationship with owing to the French manufacturer's underpowered and unreliable products.<br>Despite Honda starting the year with a significant power deficit, it made good gains through the season and Verstappen won three ...

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The Dutchman is one of several top-line drivers who is out of contract at the end of 2020, and he has emerged as a leading candidate for either Ferrari or Mercedes if he elects to leave Red Bull.<br>With Leclerc under contract until the end of 2022 – and talks underway for his deal to be extended until 2024 – a move there for Verstappen would pit him against his long-time rival.<br>Speaking to ...

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Having finished fourth in the 2018 world championship with 249 points, Verstappen moved into the top three for the first time with third place, and he improved on his previous best total by 29, logging 278 points.<br>The Dutchman also won three grands prix in one season for the first time, having scored two victories in each of the previous two years, while he also took his first two pole ...

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The Dutchman is well aware that in recent seasons his outfit has often been playing catch-up against rivals who start campaigns in much stronger shape.<br>He knows it cannot afford to do that next year if it is to mount a serious title bid, during a campaign where he has to make up his mind about what he does from 2021.<br>Reacting to comments from his team boss Christian Horner that this year was ...

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After Verstappen made his sole pitstop just before the halfway mark of the race, he started to report a problem with throttle response in his Honda-powered Red Bull.<br>The issue did not stop him catching and passing Charles Leclerc's Ferrari for second in the race, but it was something that could not be fixed and Honda's F1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe told Motorsport.com that initial ...

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Following his pitstop on lap 25, Verstappen bemoaned multiple issues throughout the subsequent laps, suggesting he had a "handbrake effect" on the exit of the corners.<br>Verstappen was eventually told he would have to "live with it" as the Red Bull team was unable to fix the problem from the pitwall.<br>He later explained that there were issues with delay when getting on the throttle, a problem ...

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