Max Verstappen made his debut in 2015 as the youngest Formula 1 driver in the history of the sport. He joined Toro Rosso before joining Red Bull in 2016, where he became the youngest race winner; a record that he still holds.
Max Verstappen was a full-time Formula 1 driver at 17 years of age. What’s interesting is that the Dutchman did not even have a driving license when he started driving in the big leagues.
In a recent interview with G-Star RAW, Max Verstappen stated that he was not too enthusiastic about getting a license. He recalled, “I hated driving stick. I’ll take an automatic any day.”
Verstappen stated that he didn’t enjoy driving road cars ahead of his test. He claimed that his father had to push him in a car and make him drive around an industrial area to prepare him for his driver’s test.
Verstappen pointed out that he didn’t take his theory test till he was 17. He mentioned, “My mum said I should do the test, and I agreed that it was a good idea. I studied from six in the evening to one in the morning. At 10 the next morning I went to the driving school and passed the test.”
Verstappen had to give his driving exam a couple of months later. He recalled that his examiner was incredibly serious and was not favoring him.
He stated, “I had to turn left and I turned right, so that was a bit awkward. I didn’t give way once, to pedestrians. They weren’t even waiting. But in the end I passed, so I was happy about that.”
It would have been hilarious if the Formula 1 driver would’ve failed his driver’s test. He clarified that he would definitely cover it up had he failed the test.
Max Verstappen is one of the brightest Formula 1 talents. He has consistently split the Silver Arrows over the course of the 2020 season.
Verstappen is currently 27 points off of Valtteri Bottas at P2. He will look forward to closing that gap going into the triple-header and finishing this season in the 2nd place on the Drivers’ Championship standings.