Max Verstappen Biography

( 1997 - )
November 6, 2018
First published on:November 6, 2018
by Jorge

Facts of Max Verstappen

Date of Birth: 1997, September 30
Age: 22 years old
Birth Nation: Netherlands
Height: 6 Feet

Max Emilian Verstappen, A Dutch racing driver competing in formula one with red bull racing. He is the youngest driver to compete in formula one at the age of 17.

 

He first competed in formula one in the year 2015 Australian Grand Prix for Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Max Verstappen early life

Max Verstappen began karting at the age of 4.5 years. He competed in the mini junior championship of karting in Belgium. Later in the year 2006 Verstappen graduated to the Rotax max minimax class and won the Belgian championship in 2007.

CAPTION: Max Verstappen in 2013 World Champion SOURCE: tillett.co.uk

 

As a kart racer, Max Verstappen has managed to win Dutch and Belgian minimax championship as well as the Belgian cadet championship.  in 2010, Verstappen stepped to international karting and was signed by CRG to race in their factory team.

He competed in the formula for almost more than half a season without obtaining a driving license.

Max Verstappen  career

Max Verstappen is a rising star in formula one racing; in the year 2015, he managed to replace former formula one racer Toro Rosso just after one successful season in single-seaters.  No one would expect to be in such a position without an experience for long.

After spending entire 2015 season with red bull, Max Verstappen started his racing career with the Italian team in 2016 and later he was promoted into Red Bull racing at mid-season as a replacement for Daniil kvyat. Max Verstappen managed to win Spanish Grand Prix in 2016 which was his debut racing for red bull racing. Max Verstappen is the youngest racer ever to win Grand Prix under the Dutch flag at the age of  18.

CAPTION: Max Verstappen after being world's youngest racer. SOURCE: guinnessworldrecords.com

some of Max Verstappen racing career highlights are:

2014

1st Zandvoort Masters
2014 3rd FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Max Verstappen racing career summary:

Races entered 125
Wins 18
Podiums 42
Pole positions 11
Fastest Laps 16
Race win percentage 14.4%
Podium percentage 33.6%

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Max Verstappen personal life

Max Emilian Verstappen was born on 30 September 1997. Max is a Dutch by nationality. Currently, he is associated with Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer team.  Through the bio of his family, most of them are associated with motorsports for a long time.

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Max Verstappen's father is also former Dutch formula one driver and his spouse Sophie kumpen ( Max Verstappen's mother) also competed in karting. Moreover his uncle Anthony kumpen has been involved in endurance racing and is currently associated with NASCAR Whelen  Euro Series driver.

Although, Max Verstappen resides in Bree, Belgium. He competes with Dutch license because he is Dutch by nationality. 

CAPTION: Max Verstappen with his girlfriend SOURCE: thisisf1.com

Max Verstappen is not married but currently, he is having affair with fashion blogger Roos Van Der Aa. They were spotted together in Monaco and some Dutch media claimed that red bull star spent a week with fashion blogger on the city Mediterranean.

Max Verstappen Net worth, Salary, and Income

Max Verstappen has an estimated net worth of around $10 million. As of 2017, Verstappen has a net worth of $3 million. Currently, he has an annual salary of $500,000 and looks like he is going to earn more after he made a deal with red bull till the end of 2020.


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