Max Verstappen

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May 28, 2022

Max Emilian Verstappen (Hasselt, September 30, 1997 -) is a Belgian-Dutch racer who is the winner of the 2021 Formula One World Championship. He made his debut for the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One in 2015 as the youngest driver of all time. Danyiil Kvjat was sent back to Toro Rosso on May 5, 2016, and was replaced by Verstappen after giving Russia a disappointing performance in his domestic Formula One race. He won the next race, the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, ​​making him the youngest Formula 1 podium and race winner of all time, the first Dutchman in the history of the sport. the first Dutchman to conquer the title. His father, Jos Verstappen, is a former Formula One driver, while his mother, Sophie Kumpen, is a former successful go-kart racer. His grandfather, Paul Kumpen, is a former GT racer. His uncle, Anthony Kumpen, was a 24-hour racer in GT and Le Mans.

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He has been go-karting since he was a child, racing in Formula One in 2014 as a driver for Van Amersfoort Racing.

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Toro Rosso (2015–2016)

In August 2014, he joined the Red Bull Junior Team, which a Red Bull Racing is all about embracing talent. On August 26, 2014, as the youngest of all time, at the age of 16, he was able to drive (test) a Formula One race car for the first time at the Rockingham Racecourse in Northamptonshire. Moreover, just a few days later in Rotterdam, he managed to set a somewhat less famous record by breaking such a race car, but it was already announced that he would be the driver of the Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2015 season, where he would be replaced by Frenchman Jean-Éric Vergne. and will be a teammate of Carlos Sainz Jr. of Spain. At the age of 17 and 164 days, he became the youngest debut F1 driver of all time, breaking the record for Jaime Alguersuari, who also debuted as a Toro Rosso driver. However, he had to give up the race due to a technical failure of the engine, so he was only able to score at the next Malaysian Grand Prix, where he finished in 7th place at the age of 17 as the youngest scorer of all time. The grand prizes in China and Bahrain were also forced to give up due to technical errors. He finished 4th at the 30th Hungarian Grand Prix, earning 12 points for himself and his team. In the time trial of the Belgian Grand Prix, he could only start from the 18th starting cube, but he finished eighth in the race, earning another 4 points. At the time of the Italian Grand Prix, he was ranked lowest due to a replacement engine and then finished 12th in the race, so he did not score. He finished 8th in the Singapore time trial, but was unable to start the first lap of the race as his car stopped. Then, a lap later, he restarted from the pit lane. He fought his way from 19th to 8th, then his teammate was in 9th. In the penultimate round, the Red Bull team ordered him to release Carlos Sainz Jr., but he refused. He eventually held on to 8th place, earning four points, followed by a teammate.

Red Bull (2016-)

His relationship with the energy drink manufacturers got off to a good start, as he won his first grand prize with the team, but it also required both Mercedes to drop out early in the race. And he made a huge performance at the Brazilian Grand Prix. With a beautiful overtaking, he instructed Nico Rosberg behind him, and after he slipped, his team called him back into the box. He then showed further overtaking by Valtteri Bottas, teammate Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Nico Hülkenberg, former teammate Carlos Sainz Jr.