As of 2017, he is the reigning Formula One World Champion and Belgian-Dutch racing driver Max Emilian Verstappen (born September 30th, 1997). Red Bull Racing fields him in Formula One competitions under the Dutch flag. Jos Verstappen, a former Formula One driver, is the father of this young man.
He became Formula One’s youngest driver at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix when he was 17 years, 166 days old. Verstappen began the 2016 season with Scuderia Toro Rosso before being promoted to Red Bull Racing as a replacement for Daniil Kvyat after just four races. On his Red Bull Racing debut, he became the youngest-ever driver and the first Dutch driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix at the age of 18. Verstappen became the first Dutch Formula One World Champion and the 34th Formula One World Drivers’ Champion after winning the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Who Is Verstappen Girlfriend
Verstappen’s girlfriend, Kelly Piquet, is the daughter of Piquet, who is also the father of Piquet. When they announced their relationship in 2020, the 33-year-old Brazilian model had just split from Daniil Kvyat, a former Red Bull driver, the year before. Penelope, her young daughter from her marriage to Kvyat, is often photographed with her mother, Verstappen, on social media sites like Instagram.
Nelson Piquet, the three-time world champion of Formula One, was recently criticized for his racist remarks about Lewis Hamilton, which he made in an interview last November. The incident between Hamilton and reigning world champion Verstappen at the 2021 British Grand Prix was brought up by the Brazilian driver.
Who Is Kelly Piquet
Brazilian fitness expert, model, columnist, and blogger Kelly Piquet (Kelly Piquet Souto Maior) also works in public relations. In 1988, she was born on December 7th, Three-time Formula One racing world champion Nelson Piquet and international model Sylvia Tamsma are her parents. Check out the article below for more information.
Kelly Piquet Education
Originally from Homburg, Germany, Kelly Piquet grew up in the south of France. Her family moved to Brazil when she was just 12 years old, and she’s been there for three years now. After that, she embarked on a two-year journey to England, where she attended a boarding school until she was seventeen years old. It was during her time in Brazil that she gained a great deal of knowledge and experience in her final years of high school.
She then attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York, where she majored in International Relations, Political Science, and Economics. During college, she worked as an intern in the fashion industry and decided to pursue a career in that field. Because of her internships, she has learned a great deal, which has helped her become the successful person she is today.
Kelly Piquet’s Professional Career Path
Kelly Piquet was given the opportunity to manage Formula E’s social media coverage while she was in college.
Because she was so interested in the fashion industry, she continued to do internships in the meantime. As a columnist for Marie Claire, she wrote about fashion and beauty. Other notable clients include Vogue Latino America, Bergdorf Goodman, and the KCD PR agency.
Verstappen’s Career as A Race Driver
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Max started racing at the age of four. Max had already made the transition to international karting by the year 2010. When it came to the KF3 World Cup, Verstappen came in second behind Alexander Albon (his eventual future teammate in Formula One at Red Bull Racing). Max Verstappen would win the WSK Euro Series in a Parilla-powered CRG in 2011. Felice Tiene, the CRG driver he defeated in the KF2 class, went on to win the 2012 WSK Master Series championship.
During the 2013 World KZ championship in Varennes-sur-Allier, France, Verstappen triumphed in KZ1, the highest karting category, at the age of 15.
A Career in Formula 1
Verstappen made Formula One history in 2015 when he made his debut at the age of just 17 with Toro Rosso. He finished P7 in his second race for Torro Rosso and became Formula One’s youngest point-getter. It was a season of sensational driving and brilliant overtaking for Verstappen, who continued to impress in his first year in Formula One. In the end, Carlos Sainz Jr., the team’s veteran driver, was able to finish the season without him. This season, Max finished in a respectable 12th place in the standings with 49 points, while Carlos was able to manage only 18 points. From the Spanish Grand Prix onward, Red Bull decided to put Max in the parent team, Red Bull Racing’s car, replacing Danil Kvyat.