Max Verstappen was a child prodigy who was roped in by Red Bull F1 at a very young age. He moved into F1 directly from F3 at a mere age of 15 at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix partnering Carlos Sainz Jr in Toro Rosso. For the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, he was promoted to Red Bull., a race which he won. There was a lot of hype around his entry into Formula One and rightfully justified the hype.
He has always been classified as the next big thing in Formula One and many anticipate him to do what Lewis Hamilton is doing in the current F1 era. Such is his might and skill, that former F1 drivers, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso labelled him as their favourite F1 drivers on the grid. But his skill also comes with him being a hot head often known to say controversial statements or target teams/players directly.
Naturally the kind of personality Verstappen is, he always finds himself in news for good or for bad. He has a contract running till the end of 2020, post which he is yet to commit to any team. His current contract puts his salary to be around $10 million per month excluding endorsements.
Despite the age and relatively short career span, his net worth stands at almost $50 million thanks to multiple endorsements.
Considering the age he joined Formula One, he has multiple records to his name. He is the youngest driver to start a race, score points, be a race leader, step on the podium and set a fastest lap. Sadly, the one record that eluded him was the Youngest pole sitter, a record that still belongs to Sebastian Vettel.
With his race win at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, he also became the youngest driver to win a grand prix.
2019 was his best season in F1 so far. He had to take leadership role in the team with departing of Daniel Ricciardo to Ferrari. Max Verstappen took 3 race victories and 2 pole positions to bring glory to both Red Bull and an ailing Honda.
While his annual salary at Red Bull puts him among the top brass of the sport, his fan following is topped only by Lewis Hamilton himself. He has an army of fans who call themselves the Orange Army and are present wearing Orange tshirts at almost all European races. This much popularity makes him very popular among brands, thus making him one of the most marketable driver on the grid. His main sponsors are Jumbo Supermarkets, Ziggo, Exact, Red Bull, G-Star, Raw, TAG Heuer. It is unclear how much he is worth through endorsements.
Like most F1 drivers, Verstappen has participated in charity football events. He is also part of the Charity Stars and raced in a Red Bull-sponsored charity event in 2017. Beyond that, not much is known.
|Team||Red Bull F1|
Jumbo Supermarkets, Ziggo, Exact, TAG Heur, G-Star
|Annual Salary||$10 million|
|Net worth||$25 million|