Max Verstappen recently took to Instagram to confirm his relationship with model Kelly Piquet. After finishing the 2020 F1 season in third place, he was holidaying together with her in Dubai on New Year’s Eve. But who is she? What is her background?
The 5ft 5inch Brunette was born on 7th December 1988 in Homburg, Germany. She works as a Motor Sports professional Blogger and columnist. She manages the social media and the blog writing department of Formula E’s official website.
Though she is a German national by birth, she has Brazilian roots as she is the daughter of the three-time F1 World Champion, Nelson Piquet. Her brother, Nelson Piquet Jr, is also a former F1 driver. He even won the 2014-15 Formula E World Championship.
The Formula 1 connection does not end here.
Ironically, it was also Kvyat whom Max replaced in the middle of 2016 at Red Bull. The Russian’s career went downhill from there while the ‘Flying Dutchman’ has gone from strength to strength. He is without a seat for 2021 after AlphaTauri replaced him with Yuki Tsunoda.
Verstappen, like Piquet, split from his alleged previous partner, Dilara Sanlik, at the end of 2020. He was often seen in the paddock with her before and after the races.
The F1 star announced that he was single in October 2020. It was probably around that time that the pair started seeing each other, and decided to go public with their relationship while ringing in 2021.
“Happy New Year everyone. Let’s make 2021 a year to remember in many ways. Wishing you all success, love and happiness just as I found mine,” Verstappen wrote on Insta.
His new girlfriend also did the same shortly after with a picture where the couple donned white clothing.
“Love is what makes the world go round. Happy new year and much love #2021.”
Looks like Max has found a new love in his life in 2021. Maybe winning the driver’s title next season as well could be the perfect icing on the cake for him.