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Leading Ladies in Max Verstappen’s Life Kelly Piquet & Sophie Kumpen Come Forward To Appreciate a Wholesome Family Moment

Published 02/12/2023, 12:32 PM EST

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Coming from a family of racers, Max Verstappen not only has the right racing genes but also the best permanent support staff that is always there by his side, at all times. For the uninitiated, his parents Jos Verstappen and Sophie Kumpen are former drivers, while his partner Kelly Piquet is the daughter of F1 legend Nelson Piquet. With racing in their blood, the Verstappen family shares a close bonding, and it was quite evident in a recent social media moment.

Verstappen’s mother Sophie Kumpen and his partner Kelly Piquet lately shared their reactions to Victoria Jane Verstappen’s photo on social media. Victoria, Red Bull driver’s sister, posted a photo of her with her partner and two sons on her official Instagram account.


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Sharing heart emojis, the leading ladies of the Verstappen family made sure the love is there for Victoria Verstappen’s 266,000 followers to see. Admittedly, Kumpen, Piquet, and Verstappen share great relationships between themselves.

Victoria Jane Verstappen is a 23-year-old fashion influencer with a Dutch-Belgian background. She is the mother of two, named Luka & Lio. She is currently dating Tom Heuts.

Max Verstappen says he wouldn’t follow his father when it comes to raising kids

Max Verstappen arguably had a tough childhood growing up under his father, Jos Verstappen, who is a hot-headed man. Even though Verstappen Sr. did everything to make his son, Max, what he is today, the Dutchman felt he was a bit harsh at times. And this is what the Red Bull ace wouldn’t follow when he will raise his kids in the future.

via Reuters

Talking about this, Verstappen told De Limburger, “I definitely want kids and if they want to race, that’s fine. I do think I would do it differently than how my father and I handled it.


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“I don’t see that happening at the moment. But for me, it’s easy to talk because I don’t have children. Maybe I think very differently when the time comes. But, the passion he had went very far. He did everything for me. Tuning engines, preparing karts. I don’t see myself doing that,” concluded the former Toro Rosso man.

Kelly Piquet has a daughter from her relationship with Daniil Kvyat and she gets along quite well with Verstappen.


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Admittedly, Max Verstappen’s dad once left him at a gas station. Jos left the young Dutchman at a pump in Italy, as he kept talking while Jos had asked him to be quiet after a championship loss. However, Verstappen defended his father, saying he needed them.



Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 and NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh