Max Verstappen Bio 2021: Age, Races, Rivalry and Full Bio

Max Verstappen Bio 2021: Age, Races, Rivalry and Full Bio

Introduction

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen (born September 30, 1997) is a popular and promising Formula 1 race driver who is also famous for his rivalry with Lewis Hamilton. He is from the Netherlands and currently races for Red Bull Racing Franchise. He was also popular for making the record of driving the F1 race at the youngest age of just 17 years. Max has also won his first tournament at just 18 years of age when he won the Spanish Grand Prix which was his first race for Red Bull Racing. His motivation to be a race car driver was from watching his father and also being able to race Kart racing when he was younger. Verstappen is slowly becoming a fan favorite of racing fans all over the world with over 10 million social media followers as of 2021.

Biography

Max Emilian Verstappen was born in one of the largest cities of Belgium named Hasselt. His father’s name was Josh Verstappen and his mother’s name was Sophie Kumpen. His father Jos was a Kart race driver and his first cousin was also involved with the Motosport race. Due to the influence of his father and first cousin, Max was hooked on racing and was passionate about it. He started learning kart racing when he was just 4 years old.

Regarding siblings, he also has a younger sister named Victoria. Despite being born in Belgium, Max was more attracted to his father’s roots and decided to race as a Dutchman as he feels more connected to his father. Max Verstappen was more interested in racing and sports instead of education so due to permission from his father he used to skip classes for racing and mini-tournaments as well. However, after some years, his parents hired a private teacher for him to study on the side and continue his racing moment.

Career

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen started racing when he was just four and even participated in Mini Junior Championship which he did quite well. After only 2 years he won the Belgium championship after graduating and be ineligible to race in Rotax Max Class. He retained the Belgium Minimax championship and also won the Dutch Minimax championship in the same year in 2007. A year later he was finally signed by a franchise named CRG team named Team Pex racing. Max started training for the CRG franchise and in 2010 decided to run in European and World races for the franchise and eventually finished second in the KF3 world cup.

2011 was a significant step up for Max Verstappen as Verstappen won the WSK Euro Series and also the WSK Master Series in KF2 format and also South Garda Winter Cup in KF2 format. Max Verstappen was starting to get a taste of F1 motorsport after testing racing in Formula Renault 2.0 provided by Manor MP Motorsport. He finally made his F1 racing debut in Floria Winter Series in 2014 and only a month later won his first race in Palm Beach International Raceway. The same year he was offered to join the youth team as a Red Bull Franchise. In 2015 he became the youngest player to race as a World Championship player and in 2017 he became the youngest player to race in a Grand Prix in a Spanish Grand Prix. However the next year at just 18 years of age he won Spanish Grand Prix to become the youngest player to win the Grand Prix replacing Sebastian Vettel.

Despite the impressive driving and racing records, Max Verstappen is often criticized for his reckless racing and many F1 veterans have claimed he will cause a massive accident sooner or later on the racing track. Sebastian Vettel also criticized Verstappen for racing to injure the competition however his allegation could not prove so Verstappen walked without any fines or penalties. In 2017, Max won his second Grand Prix in Malaysian Grand Prix and also won Mexican Grand Prix the same year.

Girlfriends and Childrens

Max Verstappen is currently dating a daughter of popular F1 racer Nelson Piquet named Kelly Piquet. Kelly Piquet is a model for popular Brazilian magazines such as Lucas Boccalao and PatBo. There is not much news on how the couple met and how they started dating however they do start dating in October 2020 and in January 2021 Verstappen went public with the relationship with Kelly. Max and Kelly do not have any children as of 2021. Before Max, Kelly dated another F1 racer Daniil Kvyat and also has a daughter named Penelope with him.

Net Worth

Max Verstappen is a popular F1 driver who has been driving for the Red Bull Racing franchise. He became the youngest teenager to race in the F1 track and also became the youngest racer to win the Grand Prix at just 18 years old. Max has earned quite a lot of money and assets from his primary source of income as a racer and also in brand, endorsements, and sponsorships as well. Currently, Max Verstappen has a net worth of approximately $25 million as of 2021.

Interesting Facts

  • Max Verstappen father was a Car racer and his mother was Kart racer.
  • He has a younger sister named Victoria.
  • Max Verstappen is terrified of Sharks and Spiders.
  • Verstappen became the youngest driver to win a Grand Prix.
  • Max Verstappen has a net worth of aprpximately $25 million as of 2021.

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