Young Verstappen brings new life into Formula 1

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) In a scene never before witnessed in Formula One, a teenager stood atop the podium at the Spanish Grand Prix, holding the winner's trophy. The youngster with the silverware in his hands was Max Verstappen, an 18-year-old Dutchman who became F1's youngest race winner. It was fitting that to his left stood 28-year-old Sebastian Vettel, the previous youngest...
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Bull replaces Daniil Kvyat for Max Verstappen

The fifth race of the 2016 Formula 1 season will see a bit of a shakeup resulting from events of the Russian Grand Prix. Not in the form of new teams or drivers fitting into the grid of Barcelona, rather the switch of former Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat to its sister team Toro Rosso in exchange for Max Verstappen. This news comes after Kvyat rear ended Sebastian Vettel twice in one...
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

F1: Verstappen, family close to New Year's fire scare in Dubai

F1 sensation Max Verstappen brought in the New Year amid a safety scare while holidaying in Dubai.The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that the 18-year-old and his father Jos were not far from the drama as a high-rise hotel caught fire in the ultra-modern city on New Year's Eve.Just hours before Dubai's spectacular annual fireworks display, the luxury skyscraper 'Address Downtown...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Flashback: Jos Verstappen's dramatic exit from the 1994 Brazilian GP

It is easy to forget the Max Verstappen is a rookie in Formula One and, though he suffered from a couple of spins during Friday’s practice for the Brazilian GP, he’s already having a far better time than his father Jos did during his F1 debut at the Interlagos circuit in 1994. Martin Brundle was running in seventh position on Lap 35 when his McLaren began to coast on the long...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Here's Michael Schumacher meeting a baby Max Verstappen

Jos Verstappen may not have fared that well as teammate to Michael Schumacher but now his son is being compared to the legendary seven-time Formula One World Champion by the likes of Martin Brundle. Seventeen-year-old Max Verstappen has already proved his doubters wrong with three pretty awesome performances in the first three races, despite his Renault engine doing its best...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Verstappen makes F1 history as youngest in points

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) The glory belonged to Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, but the history was made by the other Italian team as Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen became the youngest driver to score points in Formula One history. At 17 years and 180 days, the Dutch teenager is almost 2 1/2 years younger than Daniil Kvyat when he set the record on debut at last year...
Via Associated Press
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

F1's youngest ever lineup confident of success

Kimi Raikkonen is old enough to be Max Verstappen's father, and when the Formula One season gets underway at the Australian Grand Prix, the teen prodigy will be racing against the seen-it-all veteran. At 17, Verstappen will become the youngest driver in F1 history. He was only 3 1/2 years old when Raikkonen made his F1 debut at the Australian GP in 2001. In that race, Raikkonen finished...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dutch teen Verstappen satisfied with debut in F1

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) For someone not yet old enough to have a drivers' license, Max Verstappen looked remarkably at ease when he made his first official Formula One outing on Friday. Verstappen, who turned 17 on Tuesday, became the youngest driver to take part in an F1 Grand Prix weekend when he piloted a Toro Rosso in Friday's first practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix. The...
Via Associated Press
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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