Max Verstappen is a Dutch Formula 1 racing driver born on 30 September 1997. Max is the 2021 Formula 1 World Champion and the son of former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen.
Here is all you need to know about the 25 years world champion racing driver.
Max Verstappens’ family has a long history with motto sports. His Father Jos Verstappen as mentioned earlier is a former Formula 1 racing driver. And his mother a Belgian also competed in Karting. Max’s first cousin Anthony Kumpen also competed in Endurance racing and is currently the manager for PK Carport. Max’s parents divorced when he was young, so he lived with his father hence this strong relationship with Dutch. Her sister Victoria lived then lived with their mother. Max also has 3 half siblings, His sister Blue Jaye from his father’s first marriage after his mom. And Jaxx and Mila from his dad’s current marriage.
Max Verstappen’s’ Girlfriend
Verstappen is in a relationship is a 33 years old Brazilian blogger, Public Relations Professional, and influencer, Kelly Piquet. Their relationship began in 2020 after Kelly ended her relationship with Daniil Kvyat. A Russian Formula 1 driver, with whom she has one child called Penelope. Kelly is the daughter of a Russian 3 times Formula 1 World Champion Nelson Piquet. And Sylvia Tamsma a model from Dutch.
” I didn’t really like school, didn’t like sitting on a chair and looking at a board,” Verstappen said in an interview with a Dutch website. According to his father. he saw the potential in his son so he didn’t only tolerate him leaving school, he ensured that he skip classes for race training. Later when Max was almost successful in his career, they got a private tutor who only taught him once a week.
Verstappen is 1.81 m or 5 ft tall,
Verstappen started race driving with a squad bike in their family garden at age 2. At age four and a half, his father got him a GO-KART. He won his first race at 7 against 11 years olds. Max became a champion at age 11 in Belgium and Netherlands. At this point, Jos retired from Formula 1 to focus on his son’s career.
Verstappen performed his first car racing on Oct 2013 at Pembrey Circuit with Formula Renault. At age 16, Verstappen recorded 6 consecutive wins before heading to Formula 1.
Max Verstappen In Foormullar 1
Verstappen started his Formula 1 journey in 2014 at the Japanese Grand Prix. Where he replaced Jean-Eric as part of his coming Toro Rosso 2015 preparation. At age 17, he became the youngest to compete in Formula 1 race. At the same age, he scored a World Cup Point and became the youngest ever to do it. Verstappen will compete with the number 33 on his Red Bull when he begins his World Champion Defense on 20 March, 2022. Currently, he has a career point of 1557,5
Max Verstappen has appeared on 60 podiums with 20 wins, including the 2021 controversial world champion win against Lewis Hamilton. In addition to winning, Verstappen has won many awards, relatively to 25 years old.
2014, 2016, and 2019 FFIA Rookie of the year
2015- 2017 FiA Personality of year
2015 FIA Rookie of the Year
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton
Per rumor, a lot is going, on between Hamilton and Verstappen. However, according to the 7 times champion Hamilton, He has more in common with the young champion Verstappen than a lot think. He also added that what is between them is healthy competition only, therefore he is looking forward to taking the title hopefully this year.
Verstappen has a net worth of $ 30 million, However, a lot has changed as the Red Bull has extended his contract that is set to expire in 2023 to 6 more years. The new deal however comes with annual earnings of $ 76 million.