Max Verstappen facts for kids
Verstappen at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix
|Born||Max Emilian Verstappen
30 September 1997
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Entries||90 (90 starts)|
|First entry||2015 Australian Grand Prix|
|First win||2016 Spanish Grand Prix|
|Last win||2021 Austrian Grand Prix|
|Last entry||2019 Monaco Grand Prix|
|2020 position||3rd (214 pts)|
|2014||European Formula 3 Championship|
Max Emilian Verstappen ( born 30 September 1997) is a Belgian-Dutch racing driver currently competing in Formula One, under the Dutch flag, with Red Bull Racing. At the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, when he was aged 17 years, 166 days, he became the youngest driver to compete in Formula One. He holds several other "firsts" in Formula One.
After spending the 2015 season with Scuderia Toro Rosso, he started his 2016 campaign with the Italian team before being promoted to parent team Red Bull Racing after four races as a replacement for Daniil Kvyat. At the age of 18, he won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix on his debut for Red Bull Racing, becoming the youngest-ever driver and the first Dutch driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix.
Over the course of the next five seasons he achieved several more race victories, including the first for a Honda-powered driver since 2006. He finished the 2019 and 2020 championships in third place. Verstappen is due to remain at Red Bull until the end of the 2023 season after signing a contract extension.
He is the son of former Formula One driver Jos Verstappen.
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