Max Verstappen Reflects on Extremely “Broken” Childhood With a Heartbreaking Confession: “It’s Not a Nice Age”

Published 04/09/2023, 6:45 AM EDT

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One does not reach the top without facing any hardships. We all know about the bright side of Max Verstappen’s life as he already is a two-time world champion and is looking to seal his 3rd this year. However, Max Verstappen recently broke his silence about his traumatic childhood as the 25-year-old talks about his family and makes confessions about a heartbreaking memory. Despite being a child, the Dutchman could understand what was going on and opened up about how it affected him.

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Max Verstappen was destined to become a great driver having the genes of two racers, Jos Verstappen and Sophie Kumpen. The two-time world champion has always been vocal about how his father taught him everything he knows about racing. Nevertheless, it wasn’t without some hard love that he became the great driver he is today.

Jos Verstappen once left his son at a gas station after an argument during Max’s karting days. It was his mother who brought her back home. Max Verstappen is famous for his cold, ruthless, and aggressive nature. Maybe the reason for such a nature is that Max lacked the soft touch of a mother.

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Jos Verstappen and Sophie Kumpen got divorced when Max was only nine-years-old and stayed with his father only thereafter. While Jos was busy planning the nurturing plan for the two-time-world champion, Max was wondering about why his parents got divorced.

In a recent video that surfaced on Twitter, the Dutchman is seen talking about his parent’s divorce. He talks about how he was only nine but was old enough to understand what was going on. The family feeling was gone, and it left Verstappen in a broken condition.

According to the video that was posted on Twitter, Max Verstappen said “After my parents got divorced, I lived with my dad. I was nine years old. It’s not a nice age, because you realize everything. that family feeling is gone, you know, it’s like broken.”

While things may have been difficult for Max Verstappen but his father was successful in raising a world champion. And it looks like things might be becoming normal for the Verstappen family. A video recently appeared on Instagram where the Verstappen family was seen together and they’re seen enjoying each other’s company.

The Verstappen family shares a funny moment 

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In a video posted on Instagram, Max was seen enjoying the company of his family as he talks about his appetite and how hungry he was. Jos Verstappen jokes about how he would not be able to fit in his rally car if he eats that much, and that he is already having trouble getting in and out of his car. The 25-year-old fat-shames his dad and suggests that he fit a bathtub in his car. The whole laughs as the two-time world champion makes comments about how his dad would get to practice a lot in case he ever gets stuck in a car again.

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According to the video posted by Verstappencom Max Verstappen said, “If I wanted, I could eat that salad all by myself, I would want that too and finish that too. And then some soup.” Jos replied, “If I did that I would not fit in my rally car anymore. I’m already having trouble getting in and out.” Then Max suggested, “You could install a bathtub as a seat, a wide one.

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Pranay Bhagi

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Pranay Bhagi is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports, who has always been passionate about sports and writing. With a degree from a prestigious institute, he has channeled his enthusiasm into sports journalism, particularly F1, a sport that has captivated him for over a decade. Pranay's deep-rooted love for the sport began during the Sebastian Vettel era, and he has been following it religiously ever since.
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