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personalia

Dutch
30 September 1997 (21)
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

5 (5.8%)
24 (27.9%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
1st
2nd
5
86
85
736 (8.6 points per race avg)
4435
346 ) (7.8%)
4 (4.7%)
18 (20.9%)
2015 Australian Grand Prix
2019 Spanish 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
Red Bull compare 2019

news

Verstappen has scored two third-place finishes and a trio of fourths across the opening five rounds of the 2019 championship.<br>His podium in the recent Spanish Grand Prix moved him into third place in the championship ahead of Sebastian Vettel, whose Ferrari team has had an up-and-down start to the year.<br>"We are satisfied with the results so far, absolutely," Verstappen told Motorsport.com ...

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Verstappen passed both Ferraris on the opening lap to finish third in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, earning his second podium of the season and moving ahead of Sebastian Vettel into third in the championship. <br>The 21-year-old has continued a rich vein of form that started in last year’s Canadian Grand Prix, when Verstappen bounced back from a series of early-2018 errors that culminated in a ...

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Verstappen scored his second podium of the season at Barcelona after overhauling both Ferraris, but could not challenge the Mercedes cars of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.<br>Despite Red Bull’s traditional chassis and aerodynamic prowess, Verstappen believes Mercedes’ 2019 car is simply better at the moment.<br>“We’re not really better in any corner than Mercedes,” he said ...

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Although the Dutchman’s Red Bull team has made progress with an update in Spain this weekend – which helped him split the two Ferraris to take fourth on the grid – Verstappen says his team is still not where it wants to be.<br>And though the team is slowly getting on top of the issues that hurt it at the beginning of the season, Verstappen thinks the complexity of the 2019 cars has made ...

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The Dutchman had started the day with the Spec 1 unit that he used in the first three grands prix of the season.<br>It was replaced by the latest Spec 2 for the Baku weekend, but retained for Friday practice use, as it still had plenty of mileage left on it.<br>The team had planned to switch both Verstappen and teammate Pierre Gasly to the Baku Spec 2 units from Saturday morning in Spain, so in ...

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Last month Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff laughed off rumours he had been calling Verstappen and the young Dutchman's father Jos in a bid to lure him from Red Bull.<br>Verstappen, whose contract with Red Bull runs to the end of 2020, has also dismissed the speculation.<br>"Max has a contract and it's very clear what that position is," said Horner. "I'm totally confident that he'll be here next ...

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Gasly suffered a driveshaft failure after charging from the pitlane to sixth, and his stopped car triggered a virtual safety car just as Verstappen was mounting more pressure on Sebastian Vettel.<br>After the VSC period ended, Verstappen struggled with tyre temperatures and fell away from Vettel, but Red Bull had also told him to back off to avoid a potential repeat problem.<br>"We struggled a ...

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Verstappen finished fourth in Baku, having been gaining on the race-leading Mercedes and Sebastian Vettel's third-placed Ferrari before the VSC caused by his teammate Pierre Gasly parking in an escape road.<br>"I was catching up seven/eight seconds over that stint, so that was all good, but as soon as we got to the virtual safety car, I lost a lot of temperature," said Verstappen.<br>"It seems ...

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The Dutchman had topped the Q2 session in Azerbaijan and had provisionally been on the front row towards the end of Q3, before he slipped down to fourth in the end.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Azerbaijan GP: Bottas beats Hamilton to pole, Leclerc crashes<br><br><br>But he reckons the key element that decided the final order was who got the better tow rather than who delivered the best lap – ...

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Honda has brought an upgrade to the fourth race of the season in Baku, in part as a response to an issue suffered by Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat in China.<br>Although the older spec power units are still usable, especially for Friday running, the early change means that all the Honda users are destined to take penalties well before the end of the season.<br>Verstappen, who is well used to taking ...

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With his team aware that it needs to improve its chassis, and Honda still having ground to make up on the power front, Verstappen thinks it is unrealistic to expect much more right now.<br>But, with a host of car and engine updates in the pipeline, the Dutchman thinks that Red Bull could get to a point by the middle of the campaign where it is strong on all types of circuits.<br>Speaking ...

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A report in Germany quoted Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko as saying Wolff "repeatedly" calls five-time grand prix Verstappen and has done so for months.<br>Verstappen joined Red Bull during his first season of car racing in European Formula 3 back in 2014, having opted for that junior programme over Mercedes as he pursued a swift move into F1.<br>The 21-year-old said in the build-up to ...

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Verstappen was the first leading driver to pit and his pace on fresh tyres allowed him to attack Vettel when the Ferrari stopped one lap later.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Chinese GP: Hamilton leads third consecutive Mercedes 1-2 <br><br><br>The Red Bull driver dived inside Vettel at the hairpin but had a small lock-up, which allowed Vettel to get back past on the exit of the turn keep ahead as ...

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Red Bull's Verstappen was left furious after failing to cross the start/finish line in time to complete his final flying lap in Q3 after being overtaken by the Ferrari driver, as well as Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo.<br>The Dutchman argued drivers have an unwritten rule to not overtake each other during the warm-up lap, and claimed his rivals had "f****d up my entire ...

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Verstappen was overtaken by Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari and both Renault drivers between the last two corners of the Shanghai circuit as a queue of cars prepared for their final flying laps in the top-10 shoot-out. <br>This prevented him from starting a lap in time before the session ended and prompted him to block Gasly as his new teammate tried to overtake him into the final corner as ...

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With a host of drivers having left it until the dying moments of the session to begin their Q3 runs, Verstappen missed out on getting across the line by less than two seconds after a number of drivers overtook him before the final corner and backed him up.<br>Sebastian Vettel passed him around the outside of the hairpin, before the Renault duo of Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo also shot past ...

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Verstappen finished fourth in the Sakhir event and said he "didn't have a single lap" where his car handled well during the race.<br>The Dutchman, who said that the issue came to light in testing in the aftermath of the race weekend, said that the wind had also played a factor.<br>"We understood already a lot in testing, and we also found out we made a mistake with the set-up, the whole week ...

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Changes to the safety standards of Formula 1 helmets this year, to provide extra protection for the forehead area, left a number of suppliers in a race against time to get official homologation.<br>One of the drivers affected was Verstappen, whose previous supplier Arai had not managed to get all its helmet sizes signed off for race use prior to the start of pre-season testing.<br>It was there ...

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Verstappen has kicked off his 2019 campaign with a third place in Australia and fourth in Bahrain, but was unhappy throughout the second grand prix weekend.<br>Red Bull team boss Christian Horner admitted his team needed to find the "magic password" to improve its set-up, and Verstappen expects the next race in China to be better.<br>"It cannot be worse than what we showed here," he said after ...

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The first three hours of the test were held in mostly dry conditions, with the exception of one shower, and Romain Grosjean was quickest at that point. <br>However, persistent rain after midday threatened to turn the rest of Tuesday into a washout. <br>With teams not nominating wet or intermediate tyres for the test they had no option but to wait for the weather to turn, with valuable hours ...

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Verstappen finished fourth and only missed out on an unexpected second podium in a row when a late safety car stopped him overhauling the hobbled Ferrari of Charles Leclerc.<br>However, Verstappen said he was not too disappointed to miss out on a podium because Red Bull "didn't deserve" it with its lack of pace.<br>Asked if the car was better in the race than in qualifying, where both Verstappen ...

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McLaren driver Sainz and Red Bull rival Verstappen made contact at Turn 4 early in the race as the Spaniard attempted to pass the Dutchman for fifth position.<br>The clash resulted in Sainz getting a puncture and needing to pit, as he dropped to the bottom of the field.<br>Verstappen went on to finish in fourth position, and was only stopped from scoring a likely podium by a late safety car that ...

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While the jury is out on the effectiveness of new front wing regulations to allow cars to follow each more closely, drivers have no doubts that the bigger DRS in 2019 has boosted its effectiveness in battle this year.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Ericsson: Indy switch exposed DRS racing flaws<br><br><br>But Verstappen thinks that while it is good drivers can fight, he reckons ultimately Formula 1 ...

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Verstappen finished third in the Australian Grand Prix to score Honda's first podium of the V6 turbo-hybrid era and its first F1 rostrum since Rubens Barrichello was third in the 2008 British Grand Prix.<br>He caught and passed Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari during the race and pressure Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes in the closing stages as well.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com how encouraging that race-long ...

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Verstappen ended Friday eight tenths off the pace in his Honda-powered RB15 but was still Mercedes’ nearest challenger despite his performance run not being completed on as low fuel level as usual.<br>On Saturday morning, ahead of final practice, the FIA revealed that Red Bull had completed a survival cell change.<br>The team has submitted its scrutineering declaration form, as the rules have ...

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