Max Verstappen Has Spent 25% of His Fortune on This Beauty – Have a Look!

Published 11/23/2021, 6:36 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 4, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Edgard Garrido


Undoubtedly, Max Verstappen is one of the best drivers on the Formula One grid, challenging Lewis Hamilton for the title in 2021. Apart from pushing his rivals to the limit during a Grand Prix weekend, the Dutch driver also likes to enjoy his life.

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It is reported that the Red Bull prodigy has a fortune of £45million. More interestingly, Verstappen has spent a huge chunk of purchasing a luxurious plane.

Max Verstappen treats himself to a private plane

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Formula One is a sport that requires drivers to travel across the world to compete. Hence, it is no surprise that Verstappen bought himself a plane.

As reported by The Sun, the Dutch driver paid £12million euros, an equivalent of $15-16 million for the Falcon-900EX. What is more interesting is the plane’s previous owner. It is none other than the British businessman, Sir Richard Branson.

It is also estimated that Max plays a £1m-per-year for the maintenance of the aircraft. With regards to its specification, it uses Honeywell TFE731-60 engines, allowing it to have a range of 8,750 kilometers. It has a top speed of 892 km/h.

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Can Max win his first title this season?

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The Dutch driver has been pushing himself to the limit so far this season. Verstappen finds himself in an intense fight with Hamilton. As it stands. Max has 351.5, while Britain’s Knight has 343.5 points to his name.

With a week off from Formula One, the next race on the calendar is the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The gap between the two title contenders has been trimmed down to just eight points. The Red Bull prodigy is well aware that the final two races of the season can be extremely challenging, and will aim to keep the Mercedes of Hamilton in his rearview mirror.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium with the trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Brian Snyder

This season has just two more races to go before the title between Hamilton and Verstappen is decided. Who do you think will be crowned champion as soon as the chequered flag is dropped in Abu Dhabi? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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