Kelly Piquet Shares Adorable 24th Birthday Wish for Max Verstappen

Published 10/01/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 23, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race with girlfriend Kelly Piquet Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier


Millions across the world took to social media to wish Max Verstappen on his 24th birthday yesterday. While fans shared tweets and posts on social media, so did the Dutchman’s loved ones, among whom feature his girlfriend, Kelly Piquet.

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The 32-year-old took to Instagram to share a post wishing the Red Bull driver and wrote a short message as well.

Kelly Piquet wishes her partner Max Verstappen on his 24th birthday

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At the turn of the year, Verstappen and Piquet took their relationship public. The Dutchman did so by sharing a post on his social media, while his partner did the same the very next day. The Brazilian reporter is the daughter of former three-time F1 world champion, Nelson Piquet. While she didn’t ever race, she handles Formula E’s social media presence.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 23, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race with girlfriend Kelly Piquet Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

Yesterday, the 32-year-old shared a post wishing Verstappen on his big day. Along with a photo of the happy couple, she also had some kind words for her partner. She wrote, “Happy Birthday to the love of my life. I love everything about you, about us and I am beyond proud of you. I can’t wait for all that is to come.”

 

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The Brazilian model is a common feature in the F1 paddock. She attended a majority of the Dutchman’s races this year, as he seeks his maiden F1 world title.

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Verstappen trails Lewis Hamilton by two points in the driver’s championship

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Although Mercedes dominated the hybrid era in recent years, many believe Red Bull have the fastest car this season. And on many occasions, Verstappen showed the Austrian outfit’s potential, winning seven of 15 races this year.

ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS – SEPTEMBER 05: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates with his team after the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 05, 2021 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

However, he had his fair share of misfortune as well, failing to score points in Baku and Silverstone. Heading to the Turkish Grand Prix, he trails reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton by just two points.

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And with seven races to go, expect the newly turned 24-year-old to persist in this title fight till the last race in Abu Dhabi.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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