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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


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The awards:

FIA action of the year: 2014, 2015, 2016

Rookie of the year: 2015

Lorenzo Bandini Trofee: 2016

Dutch sportsman of the year: 2016

FIA personality of the year: 2015, 2016, 2017

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