Dutch racing driver Max Emilian Verstappen was born in Hasselt, Belgium, on September 30, 1997. Despite being a Belgian citizen by birth, he holds his father Jos’ Dutch citizenship. He competes for the Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing.
He is the youngest driver to take the lead during a Formula 1 Grand Prix, the youngest grand Prix winner (18 years, 7 months, and 16 days at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix), and the second youngest driver to finish on the podium behind Lance Stroll, the youngest to set the lap record at the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix, the youngest driver to set the lap record in a session, which took place on October 28, 2017, at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (Mexico), and the youngest driver to compete in the history of this category, as he made his debut at the age of 17 years and 166 days at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix for Scuderia Toro Rosso, as well as the first driver of Dutch nationality to climb to the top of the F1 podium. Also, he was also the first driver in F1 history to drive his unit on snowy surfaces, during an exhibition in the Swiss Alps.
Max Verstappen Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be $200 Million by several sources. He reportedly makes $30 million year and has a deal through 2024. According to Forbes, his revenues from endorsement deals total more than $42 million annually.
Max Verstappen Height, Weight, and Other Info
sports and karting
Place of residence:
Australian GP 2015 (Toro Rosso)
Scuderia Toro Rosso (2015 and until the 2016 Russian GP)
Red Bull Racing (Since the 2016 Spanish GP)
1 world title (2021 with Red Bull Racing)
Max Verstappen Biography
Verstappen took after his parents’ love of motorsports and started competing in Kart racing almost away. He decided in his teenage years to devote himself totally to the world of karting, moving to the Netherlands to living with his father.
He consistently outperformed the finest in the world and drivers twice his age in competitions in the sport of karting. In his final year of karting, he won multiple world championships in the KF, KZ1, and KZ2 categories.
Verstappen conducted an incredibly thorough testing program in 2013 and the beginning of 2014, testing on a wide range of various cars and tracks where he had already demonstrated that he had something exceptional. He ultimately made the dangerous decision to enter the FIA Formula 3 race, despite his father having put him in a newly formed Dutch team to relieve some of the pressure as the young pilot’s extremely high popularity in the Netherlands started to become evident.
Max took part in the Florida Winter Series, a preseason competition put on by Ferrari and Prema, where Nicholas Latifi and Lance Stroll were also present. Verstappen was eager to show his abilities, but the best was yet to come.
Verstappen didn’t even have to wait a weekend to make his mark. Not in terms of outcomes or points, but rather with a diabolical speed when competing with more experienced drivers. He undoubtedly attracted international notice after winning six races in a row between Spa-Francorchamps and Norisring, striking all the Formula 1 team for his services.
The Dutchman’s services were finally taken over by Red Bull, who made a risky bet by putting him in a Toro Rosso for the following season even though the pilot had not yet finished a single season in promotional Formulas. On October 3, 2014, Verstappen made his debut on a Formula 1 car taking part in the first free practice session of the Japanese GP, beginning the stage in F1 of one of the drivers called to mark the next generation of the category.
Max Verstappen Racing Career
2021 (Red Bull; Champion, 395.5 points)
2020 (Red Bull; 3rd, 214 points)
Verstappen and Red Bull expressed their happiness at having started Formula One with a double date in Austria, a circuit where Newey’s car had won the previous two races, after the season’s disappointing start in Australia. It didn’t take long, though, for Mercedes to show Red Bull that it was not just quicker, but much faster.
A bland season was coming up for Max who was running in no man’s land. Being far ahead of the other drivers and unable to compete with the Mercedes. On autopilot, the Dutchman achieved podium finishes and managed to frighten Bottas when Finn was having trouble.
The 70th anniversary Grand Prix was the first major triumph of the year, and Verstappen added his maiden victory thanks to increased Pirelli pressure brought on by an issue with the preceding appointment. Max was almost flawless, but once things started to return to normal, he had nothing to say about the Mercedes. As long as he respected incidents or reliability, he won podium after podium. Max would have been on the podium if he had seen the finish line.
This run, which started in 2019, came to an end at the Turkish Grand Prix, where a high-speed spin while attempting to pass Sergio Pérez constrained the test and forced him to settle for sixth place. An incident in the penultimate round of the year caused by Charles Leclerc caused Verstappen to end up in the gravel, annihilating the pilot’s few chances of proclaiming himself runner-up in the world against Bottas.
Max won the final race of the year at Yas Marina, finishing second in a season that had high expectations but delivered little in the end. Finally, he finished nine points ahead of the runner-up, maintaining the record of 11 podium finishes in 12 completed races.
2019 (Red Bull; 3rd, 278 points)
Max Verstappen had his finest season ever, both in terms of victories, points, and overall standings, thanks to Red Bull’s somewhat rash decision to switch to a Honda engine. Few would have predicted this after the announcement of the team’s union with the Japanese manufacturer.
However, the reality is that Verstappen’s strong ranking did not reflect Red Bull’s track performance, which only seldom managed to compete with Mercedes. He occasionally engaged in battle with the Ferraris, although more often when the Italians’ performance was below average than when Red Bull dominated.
The most mature and tempered version of Max Verstappen appeared in 2019, and he was able to make the most of it. The Dutchman developed a knack for profiting from Ferrari’s mistakes, taking the podium from them more often than he ought to have.
The Mexican Grand Prix was the season’s worst setback for the Dutch driver, who could have won but was denied a victory due to a poor choice he made during qualifying. The Dutch driver added three wins, some of which were unexpected. Without forgetting that the champion finished with 135 points, or to put it another way, with no real prospect of competing for the championship, which continues to be the pilot’s main goal, the driver’s perseverance allowed him to defeat some Ferraris that were faster nearly the entire season.
2018 (Red Bull; 4th, 248 points)
Max Verstappen was criticized at the start of the season for some actions taken that complicated not only his career but also that of his competitors. When he was going for the win in China, he stopped short of Sebastian Vettel, allowing one of his teammates to win. In Baku, the incident was with Daniel Ricciardo himself, finishing both drivers out of the race.
Verstappen’s anxiety appeared to increase minute by minute as he felt pressurized to earn at least one victory. As the pilot would later confess, in Monaco it would be the most complicated moment of the year, because after being the fastest, he had an accident that prevented him from taking part in qualifying, again leaving the victory on a plate for Daniel Ricciardo.
2017 (Red Bull; 6th, 168 points)
Red Bull, a team that had raised high expectations due to its consistent excellence in aerodynamics, did not have a dream start to the 2017 campaign. The Dutchman did, however, succeed in placing third in the second race of the year, which took place in China.
2016 (Toro Rosso/Red Bull; 5th, 204 points)
After his impressive showings in his rookie season, Max Verstappen was the focus of much attention when the new year began. At Toro Rosso, the season did not get off to a smooth start because of the teammate conflict, which had the potential to be disastrous for everyone.
2015 (Toro Rosso; 12th; 49 points)
Max Verstappen has a lot to say and prove in Formula 1 due to Red Bull’s strong commitment by confirming that he will start for Toro Rosso in 2015. This follows his surprise performance in the European Formula 3 in his debut season and his jump to the category with the KZ1 world-karting championship.
2014 (Test Pilot)
This year, Max Verstappen has been able to be seen competing in the FIA European F3 Championship. After placing third in the overall standings, the Dutchman had a terrific season in this discipline. He is the rider who has risen to the top of the podium the most time this 2014, with ten victories to his name. In 33 races with the Van Amersfoort Racing team, the youthful pilot, who was only 17 years old, not only won, but also earned seven pole positions and fastest laps, 16 podium finishes, and 411 points overall.
– KF2 Winter Cup Winner
– Winner of the WSK Master Series, KZ2
– Winner of the WSK Euro Series, KZ1
– 2nd place in the Senior category of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge
– Champion at the CIK-FIA European Championship, KZ
– Champion in the CIK-FIA European Championship, KF
– Champion at the CIK-FIA World Championship, KZ
– 3rd place in the CIK-FIA KF World Championship
– KF2 Winter Cup Winner
– Winner of the WSK Master Series, KF2
– Winner of the first round of the BNL Karting Series, KZ2
– 6th place in the WSK Euro Series, KF2
– 10th place in the CIK-FIA European Championship, KF2
– 8th place in the CIK-FIA Karting World Championship, KF1
– 2nd place in the CIK-FIA World Cup, KF2
– 2nd place in the Winter Cup, KF3
– 3rd place in Round 1 at the WSK Master Series, KF3
– WSK Euro Series Champion, KF3
– International debut
– 2nd place in the Winter Cup, KF3
– WSK Euro Series Champion, KF3
– WSK World Series Champion, KF3
– 5th place in the CIK-FIA European Championship, KF3
– 2nd place in the FIA World Cup, KF3
– Bridgestone Cup Final Champion, KF3
– WSK Nations Cup Champion, KF3