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Dutch
30 September 1997 (23)
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

10 (8.4%)
42 (35.3%)
3 (2.5%)
0 (0%)
1st
6
119
118
1162 (9.8 points per race avg)
6488
617 (9.5%)
10 (8.4%)
25 (21%)
2015 Australian Grand Prix
2020 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, 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

During the second practice session at the Portimao event, Verstappen made contact with Lance Stroll at Turn 1, leading the Red Bull driver to brand the Canadian a "retard" and a "mongol" over the radio.<br>Verstappen's comments were heavily criticised, and the charity Mongol Identity sought an apology from the Dutch driver over his radio comments.<br>Although Verstappen later said he "didn't mean ...

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The arrival of new power units in 2014 opened the door for Mercedes to deliver title winning form ever since.<br>The German car manufacturer has delivered seven consecutive F1 title doubles since 2014, with Red Bull having now not won a title since 2013.<br>Speaking to Motorsport.com about why he believes Mercedes has won everything in recent years against a top ...

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The Dutchman and his Red Bull team had hoped to become F1’s youngest ever title winner, but Mercedes’ complete dominance in the turbo hybrid era has put an end to that dream.<br>Verstappen is already too old to beat Sebastian Vettel’s record of capturing his first world crown aged just 23 years and 134 days.<br>But despite missing out on that accolade, Verstappen says he is ...

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The Dutchman and teammate Alex Albon endured some tricky times throughout the 2020 campaign, with the RB16 suffering from aero anomalies early in the season.<br>The car's unpredictable handling, and nervous rear end, caught both drivers out at times, although good progress was made by the Milton Keynes-based outfit in the early races.<br>While intrigue about the car’s characteristics dominated ...

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The Dutchman’s decisions over what path to take in F1 are explored in a new documentary called ‘Whatever it takes’ that is being broadcast on Dutch channel Ziggo Sport.<br>There, the show explores meetings that Verstappen’s management team had with both Red Bull and Mercedes representatives at the 2014 German Grand Prix to discuss an F1 seat for the following ...

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Red Bull announced on Friday that outgoing Racing Point driver Perez would be joining the team for 2021, replacing Alexander Albon.<br>Perez will arrive at Red Bull off the back of his strongest season in F1, scoring his maiden victory at the Sakhir Grand Prix en route to fourth place in the standings.<br>Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said Perez's form this year was "impossible" to ...

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Verstappen went lights-to-flag to take his second victory of the season for Red Bull, ending Mercedes' streak of victories in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that dated back to 2014.<br>Verstappen never came under any real pressure at the front of the pack, quickly building a lead in the opening stages before the safety car period brought forward the planned pitstop window.<br>He eventually crossed the ...

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At the start, the top three appeared to launch equally well, with Verstappen moving to the middle of the track from pole to ward off any threat of attack from the Mercedes cars behind, scampering clear as Bottas had a slight slide exiting the first corner.<br>The race quickly settled down, with the top three running as they lined up on the grid, as Verstappen quickly pulled a healthy gap to the ...

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Verstappen scored his third pole position in F1 in the final qualifying session of the 2020 season on Saturday at the Yas Marina circuit, edging out the Mercedes pair of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.<br>But Verstappen had a brief scare in Q1 when he ran wide at the Turn 6 hairpin and was left trying to catch the car with one hand after his left hand became stuck in the cockpit.<br>He was ...

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Bottas edged Hamilton on their final runs as the world champion returned to qualifying action following his absence from the Sakhir GP after testing positive for COVID-19.<br>All three of the leading drivers will start Sunday's race on the advantageous medium tyres.<br>After the first runs had been completed in Q3, Bottas's 1m35.415s led the way by 0.104s over Verstappen, with Hamilton 0.135s ...

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The final practice session of the 2020 season saw Verstappen lead Red Bull back to the top of the timesheets, having trailed the Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and Hamilton on Friday evening.<br>Following a 20-minute lull at the start of the session that saw no drivers take to the track, Verstappen was able to claim top spot with his first run on the soft tyres.<br>Verstappen shaved a further ...

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Seven-time world champion Hamilton was forced to miss last weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19 one day after his victory in Bahrain.<br>Hamilton returned to the cockpit of his Mercedes W11 F1 car in first practice at the Yas Marina Circuit on Friday afternoon after returning two negative test results, and fulfilling the entry requirements to make his comeback.<br>But it ...

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Leclerc initially hit Sergio Perez in an incident that put both himself and Max Verstappen out of the race, although the Racing Point driver was able to continue and eventually claim a sensational win.<br>Leclerc has been involved in several other first lap incidents this year, including one with teammate Sebastian Vettel in the Styrian GP, and another with Perez’s teammate Lance Stroll in ...

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Leclerc, Verstappen and Racing Point's Sergio Perez were left jostling for position on the straight from Turn 3 to Turn 4 on the first lap, going three-wide at one point.<br>But as Leclerc dived up the inside of Verstappen at Turn 4, the Ferrari driver locked up and ran into Perez ahead, sending both cars spinning.<br>Verstappen was forced wide as a result of the spins, running into the gravel and ...

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After seeing Mercedes debutant Russell lead both practice sessions on Friday at the Bahrain International Circuit, Verstappen was able to lead Red Bull to the head of the timesheets in FP3 on Saturday evening.<br>Verstappen spent the first half of the session focusing on hard tyre running, leaving him half a second behind early pace-setter Bottas, who ran almost four-tenths of a second clear of ...

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Seven-time world champion Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday.<br>His place at Mercedes will be taken by Williams regular George Russell, who will partner Valtteri Bottas.<br>Red Bull driver Verstappen has finished second to Hamilton on five occasions this season, but did not believe the absence of the Mercedes driver would improve ...

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Although Mercedes stopped development of its current W11 several months ago so it could focus on work for next year, the German car manufacturer has still maintained its pace advantage.<br>At this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Verstappen ended up 0.414 seconds adrift of pole position man Lewis Hamilton.<br>But while Verstappen would like to be closer to Mercedes, he is aware that there are some ...

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The father of current Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen and veteran of 106 grands prix has tested a variety of cars this year, and recently completed a run in an LMP3 car at Portimao with Spanish outfit Team Virage.<br>Verstappen Sr. has not raced competitively since an outing at a Baku sportscar race in 2012, with his most recent appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans coming in 2009 for ...

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Under clearer skies than Friday’s FP1, the 60-minute final session got off to a fairly lifeless start, with most cars remaining in their garages for the opening 20 minutes.<br>Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen set the first timed lap of the session at the eight minute mark, a 1m31.247s that stood as the fastest time for nearly 15 minutes as the Finn continued to lap before he was joined by the two ...

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The Dutchman had been one of the pre-race favourites in Istanbul after dominating practice and securing a spot on the front row of the grid.<br>But having fought back from a poor start to get himself in contention for the victory, it all went wrong at a pitstop as front wing changes he had asked for did not go as planned.<br>In adjusting the front wing to better balance the car, one side of the ...

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Verstappen closed the gap to Bottas slightly in Turkey, having finished a frustrated sixth on a day when the Finn was out of the points.<br>"It doesn't really matter, a second or third," said Verstappen.<br>"I just want to have a good result. If it means that at the end you are third in the championship, but you had a few positive races to finish the season, I'm happy with that."<br>Verstappen ...

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In 2022, F1 moves to all-new technical regulations with cars designed to improve the show through a reduction of downforce.<br>The shift from downforce primarily generated by the surface of the car to a more ground-effect driven concept should reduce turbulent air, which has prevented drivers from racing each other closely for a number of years.<br>The technical changes coincide with the ...

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Drivers struggled for grip on the fresh surface throughout Friday's dry practice sessions for the Turkish GP, running laptimes well off the expected pace.<br>Subsequently rain in both qualifying and the race made for extremely difficult conditions as drivers tip-toed around.<br>Brawn reckons the conditions favoured experience, with Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Sebastian Vettel filling the ...

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The Red Bull driver had been one of the pre-race favourites for victory in Istanbul, with him having been dominant throughout practice and securing a spot on the front row.<br>Although a poor start dropped him down into the pack and forced a comeback, he executed a quick recovery and got on to the back of Racing Point's Sergio Perez in the early stages.<br>But a spin as he battled the Mexican ...

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Typically the offence triggers a five-second time penalty, which would have led to him swapping his sixth place with his teammate Alex Albon, who finished 1.6-seconds behind him.<br>TV images appeared to show Verstappen crossing or at least touching the line, but after reviewing various angles, the stewards determined that the evidence was not conclusive, and thus in effect gave him the benefit of ...

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