Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen
Full Name: 
Max Emilian Verstappen
Birth Date: 
29 September, 1997
Birth Place: 
Hasselt, Belgium
Driver Status: 

Max Verstappen Biography

Born to motor racing parents, with father Jos a former F1 driver and Le Mans 24 Hour winner, it is safe to say racing was in Max’s blood from a very young age.

The Dutchman graduated from karts as a national, European and World champion and at 15 he won the 2013 World KZ championship, the highest category in karting, as he rapidly ascended into single-seater cars.

In January 2014 Verstappen entered the Florida winter series before competing in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship with Van Amersfoort Racing. He ended the season third in the drivers’ standings with 10
wins to his name, the most of any driver on the grid.

Shortly before his 17th birthday Verstappen was announced as a Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver for the 2015 season, which will make him the youngest person ever to compete in the championship. At the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, Verstappen will be just 17 years and 166 days old smashing the previous record held by Jamie Alguersuari by almost two years.

The Dutch driver had already become the youngest driver ever to participate in a Grand Prix weekend when we drove during free practice one for Toro Rosso at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.