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 17 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 he won. There was a lot of hype around his entry into Formula One and it was completely justified.
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 labeled him as their favorite F1 driver 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. But at the end of the day, Verstappen delivers on-track and Red Bull doesn’t want to lose their star driver. The Dutchman is contracted to Red Bull until the end of 2023.
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 the 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 a leadership role in the team with Daniel Ricciardo departing to Renault. Max Verstappen took 3 race victories and 2 pole positions to bring glory to both Red Bull and an ailing Honda.
So far, Max Verstappen has scored 8 wins and 31 podiums in his F1 career from over a 100 race starts.
Max Verstappen’s father – Jos Verstappen was a former F1 driver who currently manages him. Jos’s F1 career wasn’t quite as successful as his son’s.
Verstappen’s sister Victoria, enjoys a health following on social media and had her own fashion line.
Verstappen is believed to be currently in a relationship with Dilara Sanlik.
At 22, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Verstappen is unmarried and doesn’t have a wife.
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 T-shirts at almost all European races. This much popularity makes him very popular among brands, thus making him one of the most marketable drivers on the grid. His main sponsors are Jumbo Supermarkets, Ziggo, Red Bull, G-Star Raw, and CarNext.com. 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.
In early 2020, Verstappen donated an unspecified amount to a fundraiser as part of an aid for Koalas affected by bushfires in Australia.
Fans can contact Max Verstappen through a variety of channels including social media accounts and his official website.
Alternatively, those interested can reach out to Max through his website at: https://www.verstappen.nl/en/contact/
|Team||Red Bull Racing|
|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Endorsements||Jumbo Supermarkets, Ziggo, G-Star Raw, CarNext.com|
|Annual Salary||$16 million|
|Net worth||$25 million|