Max Verstappen

F1 Racing Car Driver Max Verstappen

Full Name: Max Emilian Verstappen
Profession: F1 Racing Car Driver


Biography: Verstappen, whose father Jos Verstappen was also a Formula One driver, is the youngest ever Formula One driver—with his debut in the 2015 Australian Grand Prix at 17 years old.

His father retired from his own Formula One career to support the young Verstappen after he showed some success in early karting, both domestically and internationally.

Since his 2015 debut, Verstappen has had a strong showing and several successes. This culminated in his 2021 win over Lewis Hamilton at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with which Verstappen became the 34th Formula One World Drivers' Champion.

While this win over Hamilton to become world champion has not been without controversy surrounding the circumstances of the final race, Verstappen is still regarded as a uniquely talented driver.

Born: September 30, 1997
Birthplace: Hasselt, Belgium
Age: 26 years old

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 2021-12-12 Dutchman Max Verstappen wins Formula 1 Drivers' C'ship for Red Bull with a controversial last lap win over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP
  • 2022-10-09 Dutch Red Bull driver Max Verstappen secures his second consecutive World F1 Drivers C'ship after finishing in front of Sergio Pérez and Charles Leclerc in the Japanese GP at Suzuka
  • 2022-10-30 Dutch Red Bull driver Max Verstappen wins the Mexican F1 Grand Prix in Mexico City for his record breaking 14th GP win of the season; surpasses Michael Schumacher and fellow German Sebastian Vettel (13)
  • 2022-11-20 Dutch driver Max Verstappen retains Formula 1 Drivers' C'ship for Red Bull with a win in the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP; Verstappen's 3rd straight Abu Dhabi win, record 15th of the season, record 454 points for season
  • 2023-09-03 Dutch world champion Max Verstappen scores his record 10th straight F1 victory of the season in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza; beats Red Bull team-mate Sergio Pérez by 6.064s

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