Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen: Stats, Facts, Trophies
World championships: 2 (2021,2022)
Race wins: 40
Pole positions: 24
FIA Personality of the Year: 1 (2021)
Laureus Sportsman of the Year: 1 (2021)
Dutch Sportsman of the Year: 2 (2021, 2022)
Current Formula 1 World Champion, Max Verstappen is one of the most successful drivers in Formula 1 history. At 25, he is already a 2-time World Champion. He is also the first Dutch driver to win the world championship.
About Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen is a Dutch racing driver who competes in Formula One for Red Bull Racing. He is the son of former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen. Verstappen made his F1 debut in 2015, at the age of 17, becoming the youngest driver to start a race in F1 history. He has won two world championships, in 2021 and 2022, and is considered to be one of the most talented drivers on the grid.
Verstappen is known for his aggressive driving style and his ability to overtake other drivers. He is also a very consistent driver, and he has finished on the podium in more than half of the races he has started.
Max Verstappen Records
2016 Spanish GP: In 2016, Verstappen became the youngest driver to win a Formula 1 race at the age of 18 years, 228 days.
2018 Austrian GP: In 2018, Verstappen won his first race for Red Bull Racing, and became the first Dutch driver to win a race for the team.
2019 Brazilian GP: In 2019, Verstappen won the dramatic race, after overtaking Lewis Hamilton on the final lap. This victory sealed Verstappen’s third place in the Drivers’ Championship.
2021 Abu Dhabi GP: In 2021, Verstappen won the most controversial race in Formula One history, after overtaking Hamilton on the final lap of the race. This victory gave Verstappen his first Drivers’ Championship.
2022 Dutch GP: In 2022, Verstappen won his first race in his home country, in front of a huge crowd of cheering fans. This victory was a special one for Verstappen, as it was his first win in front of his home fans.
Max Verstappen Facts
Let’s have a look at some important and interesting facts about Max Verstappen.
- He was born on September 30, 1997, in Hasselt, Belgium.
- Verstappen comes from a racing family. His father, Jos Verstappen, was also a Formula 1 driver, which inspired Max to follow in his footsteps.
- He started his racing career in karting at the age of four.
- He made his Formula One debut in 2015, at the age of 17, becoming the youngest driver to start a race in Formula One history.
- He has won two world championships, in 2021 and 2022.
- He is fluent in Dutch, English, and German.
- He is married to Kelly Piquet, the daughter of former Formula 1 driver Nelson Piquet.
- He has a pet dog named Diesel.
- He is a big fan of basketball and football, and he supports the Los Angeles Lakers and Manchester United.
- He is a vegetarian, and he has his own line of vegan food products.
- He is a very active social media user.
Verstappen is still young, and he has many more years of racing ahead of him. He is sure to add many more trophies to his case in the years to come.