FRAMED: The Emotional Father-Son Moment Between Max Verstappen & His Father Jos in Abu Dhabi

Published 12/24/2021, 6:54 AM EST


Max Verstappen won his first world championship in 2021. The Dutch driver had driven well throughout the season and deserved to win the title. He and his father, Jos Verstappen, had been pushing for that achievement for a long time.

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When it did finally happen, both were understandably emotional and embraced each other at the end of the race. The photo of them sitting in the garage and just embracing the moment will live on in their memories.

Verstappen recently was voted the Dutch Sportsman of the Year. During the ceremony, Jos collected the trophy and the photo of him and Max sitting in the garage. The organization had framed the photo to give it to Jos as a gift at the ceremony.

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After Max Verstappen was named sportsman of the year in the Netherlands, the organisation gave Jos Verstappen this framed picture as a gift. from formula1

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Jos Verstappen revealed the journey of how Max Verstappen started driving

As reported by BBC, the former F1 driver mentioned that when initially Max had started, he didn’t want his son to step on it the gas too early. But he stated he realized Max was a quick learner and was keen on driving everything.

“He was driving all the time. He had a feeling with an engine. Didn’t matter whether it was a quad bike, an electric jeep – you know, the small things for children – or whatever. He was always busy with driving. Every day he needed to be on it,” said Jos.

MONTMELO, SPAIN – MAY 15: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates his first F1 win with father Jos Verstappen during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 15, 2016, in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Max also mentioned the importance of his father in his racing career: “Without my dad, I wouldn’t be sitting here right now. Since he stopped racing in F1, he basically spent all his time preparing me in the best way possible. We grew up together.

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“He was my go-kart mechanic. Driving with the van from Holland or Belgium to all the go-kart races all over Europe,” said Max.

It is nice to see that their years of hard work have finally paid off, and the photo of them they shared after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be a reminder of the precious moment.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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