Max Verstappen: The Reigning World Champion.


Max Verstappen is a Dutch racing driver currently competing in Formula One for Red Bull Racing. He was born on September 30, 1997, in Hasselt, Belgium. Verstappen began karting at a young age and quickly progressed through the ranks, winning numerous national and international championships.

In 2014, he made his debut in single-seater racing, competing in the European Formula 3 Championship with Van Amersfoort Racing. He finished third in the championship, earning a place on the Red Bull junior team.

In 2015, Verstappen was promoted to the Scuderia Toro Rosso team, becoming the youngest driver to ever compete in Formula One at the age of 17. He had a successful debut season, scoring points in his first six races and finishing 12th in the drivers’ championship. In 2016, he moved up to the Red Bull Racing team and has since established himself as one of the top drivers in the sport, winning races and consistently finishing on the podium.

Verstappen is known for his aggressive driving style and his ability to perform well under challenging conditions. He has a large and passionate fan base and is considered one of the most exciting drivers in the sport.

The Dutch driver has since gone on to win two world titles, he won the 2021 Formula One world championship and defended it in the succeeding campaign. After a dominant performance which saw him win a record 15 races, the most ever in a single Formula One campaign.

The Dutch prodigy has 35 victories and 20 pole positions as of the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. At the 2021 French Grand Prix and the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix, he recorded his first career hat trick and a grand slam.

At the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, he achieved his second grand slam. After agreeing to a contract extension, Verstappen will continue with Red Bull at least through the end of the 2028 racing season.

Career Statistics

Race Entries173 starts
Championships2 (2021, 2022)
Grand Slams2 (2021 Austrian Grand Prix and 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix)

Height, Weight and Family.

Height and Weight: Max Verstappen stands at a height of 181cm and weighs 72kg heading into the 2023 Formula One campaign.

Family: Born to Jos Verstappen (father) and Sophie Kumpen(mother). Max Verstappen has a sister called Victoria Jane Verstappen, the second child of Sophie and Jos, who followed in the footsteps of her father and brother but did not continue racing beyond karting.

Jos Verstappen is a former Formula One racing driver born in the Netherlands. He competed in Formula One from 1994 to 2003, racing for teams such as Benetton, Arrows and Stewart.

Born: 4 March 1972 (age 50 years), Montfort, Netherlands.

Sophie Kumpen (Belgian) was also a former kart racer. She began racing at a young age, entered the Formula A World Championship at age 16 and placed ninth overall.

Born: 30 October 1975 (age 47 years).

Image Source: Instagram( sophiekumpen)

Girlfriend: Kelly Piquet was born in the German town of Homburg. She is the daughter of Nelson Piquet, a three-time Formula One World Champion from Brazil, and Sylvia Tamsma, a Dutch model.

Born: 7 December 1988