Max Verstappen

After many successes in go-karting and Formula 3, Max Verstappen followed in the footsteps of his father Jos on 5 October 2014 during the Grand Prix of Japan. With his 17 years and 3 days he became the youngest driver ever to compete during a Grand Prix weekend. Five months later he made his first official Grand Prix start during the Australian Grand Prix, setting yet another new record: the youngest Formula 1 driver to start in a Grand Prix. Since then, Max Verstappen has grown into the most successful F1 driver ever in the Netherlands and has made motor sport in the Netherlands unprecedentedly popular. Spectacular catching-up maneuvers, breath-taking duels and force measurements at the cutting edge: when Max races, you know that something is about to happen.

To get a feel for it, check out the summary of the GP of Catalunya: the moment Max wrote history. Goosebumps!

Formule 1 records Max Verstappen:
Record Race
Youngest driver ever to compete during a Grand Prix weekend 17 years, 3 days Japan 2014
Youngest Formula 1 driver to start in a Grand Prix 17 years, 166 days Australia 2015
Youngest driver who scores World Cup points 17 years, 180 days Maleisia 2015
Youngest driver winning a Grand Prix 18 years, 228 days Spain 2016
Youngest driver finishing on the podium 18 years, 228 days Spain 2016
Youngest driver leading a grand prix 18 years, 228 days Spain 2016
Youngest driver driving the fastest lap of a grand prix 19 years, 44 days Brazil 2016
Most victories without a pole position 5 n.v.t.
The awards:

FIA action of the year: 2014, 2015, 2016
FIA personality of the year: 2015, 2016, 2017
Rookie of the year: 2015
Lorenzo Bandini Trofee: 2016
Dutch sportsman of the year: 2016


The victories

May 15, 2016, Circuit de Catalunya Max Verstappen writes history by being the youngest Formula 1 driver ever to win a Grand Prix. After this he won Malaysia (2017), Mexico (2017 and 2018) and Austria (2018). Relive the races!