Max Verstappen Sends Priceless Gift To Champion-Making Factory That Produced Lewis Hamilton & Nico Rosberg

Published 01/22/2023, 2:00 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 12, 2022 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen before practice REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Known for his aggressiveness and fearlessness on track, Max Verstappen is a two-time world champion now. Currently, the most sought-after man in the sport, Verstappen, has been riding pretty high in the last couple of years. However, after making it so far, the Red Bull driver didn’t forget his roots and where he comes from. He decided to send a priceless gift to his childhood karting team that brought up Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as well.

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The Red Bull star recently sent a signed shirt to the karting team he was a part of when he was younger. Verstappen signed the t-shirt with “To the best team boss” and “#1″ written on it and sent it to the CRG karting factory, one of the leading karting lines in the world.

As the two-time world champion sent in his gift to his team, the team did their part and thanked Verstappen for his efforts. They took to their official Instagram account to share, “Thank you @maxverstappen1 for this very much appreciated gift which shows that you have never forgotten your time in karting and how important it was for your career.”

We wish you a new successful season and we look forward to having you with us for a karting day sometime soon,” concluded the caption of CRG Factory’s post. No matter how people feel Max Verstappen is, he has shown another side of himself with this move.

Max Verstappen’s childhood love is a championship factory including Hamilton, Rosberg

Max Verstappen raced for Italian karting giants CRG in his earlier days of karting and displayed his masterclass as a 12-year-old. The Dutchman was a part of the driver program of the globally renowned karting team in 2010, 2011, and 2013. These three stints with the team definitely helped the Dutch driver to be what he is today.

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Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg (left) shakes hands with Lewis Hamilton as he celebrates winning the Formula One world championship during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. (Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)

However, it’s not all. The renowned karting association is a championship maker for sure. Apart from Verstappen, they had seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and 2016 F1 champion Nico Rosberg in their ranks. Moreover, current Haas veteran driver Nico Hulkenberg had his karting days with the same team.

As per the official website of the CRG karting team, it reads, “The CRG racing team is also the most direct and effective promotional vehicle for CRG technology and in over 30 years of activity it has won over 100 FIA titles and launched champions of the caliber of Hülkenberg, Rosberg, Hamilton, and Verstappen towards motor racing.”

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All in all, the CRG karting factory gave Max Verstappen an ideal platform to go out there and win. When done, the Dutchman returned the favor of sticking to his roots and not forgetting them.

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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: Akash Pandhare

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