Arriving as Formula 1’s youngest ever competitor at just 17 years old, Verstappen pushed his car, his rivals and the sport’s record books to the limit.
F1’s youngest points scorer soon became its youngest race winner – at the age of 18 years and 228 days – with an opportunistic but controlled drive on debut for Red Bull in Barcelona.
Verstappen’s no-holds-barred attitude and hard defending sometimes lands him in hot water with his peers and paymasters. There are still the mistakes, which arguably mar his potential, but his bravado and energy is exactly what makes Verstappen a blockbuster talent.
The son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen and super-quick karting Mum Sophie Kumpen, racing runs through his genes.
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