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Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen 2016 Malaysia 2
Born 30 September 1997 (age 20)
Hasselt, Belgium
Nationality Flag of the Netherlands Dutch
Formula One World Championship career
Years Active 2015-2017
Helmet MVerstappen 2017 helmet
Car number 33
Team(s) Toro Rosso, Red Bull
First Grand Prix 2015 Australian Grand Prix
Final Grand Prix 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Max Verstappen 2015 Malaysia FP3 2

Verstappen at the 2015 Malaysian GP

Max Verstappen is a Belgian-Dutch racing driver who is currently competes for Red Bull in Formula One. Verstappen is one of the youngest drivers in F1 history and as such hold numerous records.

BiographyEdit

Born on 30 September 1997 in Hasselt, Belgium, Max Verstappen is the son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen. Max began karting at age  4 1⁄2, moving up to racing cars in 2013. In 2014 Verstappen competed in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, ending the season in third place, behind champion Esteban Ocon and runner-up Tom Blomqvist, winning 10 races in the process.

In August 2014 Verstappen joined the Red Bull Junior Team and became the youngest driver to take part in a Grand Prix weekend at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix where he took part in the first free practice session for Toro Rosso. In 2015 he made his race debut alongside Carlos Sainz Jr., becoming the youngest driver to start a World Championship race at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix. At the age of 17 years, 166 days, he broke Jaime Alguersuari's existing record by almost two years. At the subsequent race in Malaysia, Verstappen qualified sixth and finished the race in seventh place, scoring his first championship points aged 17 years, 180 days, breaking the record of youngest driver to score points.

Verstappen began the 2016 season at Toro Rosso before replacing Daniil Kvyat in the Red Bull team at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, which he went onto win, displacing Sebastian Vettel as the youngest driver ever to win a Formula One Grand Prix at the age of 18 years and 228 days. He won his second Formula One race at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix, one day after his 20th birthday, therefore becoming the youngest multiple Formula One race winner.

Racing recordEdit

World Championship statisticsEdit

Entries 63
Starts 60
Wins 3 (5.00%)
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 2 (3.33%)
Podiums 11 (18.33%)
Retirements 15 (25.00%)
Points 421 (7.02pts/GP)
Championships 0
Laps raced 3,020
Distance raced 15,260km
Laps led 175
Distance led 839km
Source:[1]

World Championship career summaryEdit

Season Entrant Constructor Chassis Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums WDC WDC Points
2014 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Renault STR9 Test driver
2015 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Renault STR10 19 0 0 0 0 12th 49
2016 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR11 4 0 0 0 0 5th 204
Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 17 1 0 1 7
2017 Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB13 20 2 0 1 4 6th 168

Race winsEdit

Complete World Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicates fastest lap)

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Pts
2014 AUS MAL BHR CHN ESP MON CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN
TD
RUS USA
TD
BRA
TD
ABU  –  –
2015 AUS
Ret
MAL
7
CHN
17
BHR
Ret
ESP
11
MON
Ret
CAN
15
AUT
8
GBR
Ret
HUN
4
BEL
8
ITA
12
SIN
8
JPN
9
RUS
10
USA
4
MEX
9
BRA
9
ABU
16
12th 49
2016 AUS
10
BHR
6
CHN
8
RUS
Ret
ESP
1
MON
Ret
CAN
4
EUR
8
AUT
2
GBR
2
HUN
5
GER
3
BEL
11
ITA
7
SIN
6
MAL
2
JPN
2
USA
Ret
MEX
4
BRA
3
ABU
4
5th 204
2017 AUS
5
CHN
3
BHR
Ret
RUS
5
ESP
Ret
MON
5
CAN
Ret
AZE
Ret
AUT
Ret
GBR
4
HUN
5
BEL
Ret
ITA
10
SIN
Ret
MAL
1
JPN
2
USA
4
MEX
1
BRA
5
ABU
5
6th 168

† Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.statsf1.com/en/max-verstappen.aspx
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