Max Verstappen Biography
Max Emilian Verstappen was born in Hasselt, Belgium on September 30, 1997, to Jos Verstappen and Sophie Kumpen, and has a younger sister, Victoria. Verstappen’s parents divorced when he was a child, and he moved in with his father while his sister Victoria lived with their mother. Verstappen has three younger half-siblings from his father: a sister, Blue Jaye, from his second marriage and a brother and sister, Jason Jaxx and Mila Faye, from his current marriage.
His father is a former Formula One driver from the Netherlands, and his Belgian mother competed in karting.
Max Verstappen Career
Max Emilian Verstappen is a Belgian-Dutch racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship in 2021 and 2022. He competes in Formula One for Red Bull Racing under the Dutch flag.
Verstappen is the son of racing drivers Jos Verstappen and Sophie Kumpen, who both competed in Formula One. He had a successful career in junior karting and single-seater categories, including KF3, WSK World Series, KZ2 and European Formula 3.
He became Formula One’s youngest driver at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, when he was 17 years, 166 days old. Verstappen began his 2016 season with Scuderia Toro Rosso after spending the previous season with the Italian team before being promoted to parent team Red Bull Racing after four races as a replacement for Daniil Kvyat.
Verstappen has 35 victories and 20 pole positions as of the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. At the 2021 French Grand Prix, he scored his first career hat-trick, and at the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix, he completed his first grand slam. At the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, he completed his second grand slam. Verstappen has extended his contract with Red Bull until at least the end of the 2028 season.
Max Verstappen Personal Life
Verstappen enjoys sim racing in his spare time. Verstappen stated that participating in many sim racing competitions helps him with his real-life racing by keeping him ′′ready to go′′. Verstappen is a member of the multinational sim racing team Team Redline. Verstappen is an FC Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven fan. In recognition of his racing accomplishments, he was named an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau in September 2022. Verstappen has been in a public relationship with Kelly Piquet since January 2021.
Max Verstappen Net Worth
Max Verstappen has an estimated net worth of approximately $200 million.