|Net Worth||$60 million|
|Born||September 30, 1997|
|Country of Origin||Netherlands|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Formula 1 Racing, Endorsements|
|Last Updated||November 2021|
Max Verstappen is a Dutch formula one racing driver competing for the Red Bull Racing team. At 17 years of age, he became the youngest driver in F1 history, competing at the Australian Grand Prix in 2015.
After being roped in by Red Bull Racing he became the youngest driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton’s and Nico Rosberg’s early exits helped him win the Spanish Grand Prix in 2016.
Verstappen family has been long associated with motorsports. His father, Jon Verstappen was a former Dutch formula one driver and his mother, Sophie Kumpen was a Belgian who competed in karting.
Max Verstappen Net Worth
Max Verstappen has a net worth of $60 million as of 2021. Considered as one of the highest-paid Formula 1 drivers in the world he reportedly earned $60 million in 2020 standalone.
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Max Verstappen Earnings
In 2020 Verstappen earned a whopping sum of $26 million as salary.
|2015||Red Bull Racing||$277,500||$277,500|
|2016||Red Bull Racing||$650,000||$650,000|
|2017||Red Bull Racing||$3,000,000||$3,000,000|
|2018||Red Bull Racing||$10,000,000||$10,000,000|
|2019||Red Bull Racing||$13,500,000||$13,500,000|
|2020||Red Bull Racing||$26,000,000||$26,000,000|
|2021||Red Bull Racing||$19,130,000||$19,130,000|
Max Verstappen Endorsements
He became famous after his run with the Red Bull Racing Team he has gained a fan following. His fans call themselves the Orange Army where they wear orange across all European races.
Some of his sponsors are:
- Jumbo Supermarkets
- Red Bull
- Gstar Raw
Max Verstappen Career Stats
|Race Wins||19 (13,8%)|
|Pole Positions||12 (8,7%)|
|Fastest Laps||14 (10,1%)|
|Points Finishes||106 (76,8%)|
|Front Row Starts||29|
|Wins from Pole||8|
|Total Career Points||1.495|
Max Verstappen Cars
For someone who likes to go fast, there are many cars available at his disposal due to Red Bull’s collaboration with Aston Martin. Here are some of the cars in the F1 champion’s fleet:
|Aston Martin DB11||245,900$|
|Aston Martin Vantage||161,000$|
|Aston Martin DBS Superleggera||316,300$|
|Aston Martin Valkyrie||$3.8 million|
|Ferrari Monza SP2||$1.8 million|
|Porsche 911 GT3 RS||$400,000|
Max Verstappen House
He rents a penthouse while his home is said to be priced around 16 million Euros.
Similar to his f1 peers like Lewis Hamilton, Verstappen lives in his residence in the city of Monte Carlo in Monaco, a city which many formula 1 racers call their home. His Monaco apartment has all the amenities like a racing sim and a personal gym to work out. He likes to work out looking over the Mediterranean sea on his balcony which he calls his “Happy Place”.
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Max Verstappen Career
At the age of four, Verstappen started his racing journey with karting. In 2006, he won the Belgian Championship racing in a CRG kart.
In 2009, he joined Team Pex Racing and won the Flemish Minimax championship and the Belgian KF5 championship later that year.
In 2010, he entered international karting, and within three years in 2013 he won the World KZ Championship, the highest carting category.
His first experience in a race car was Testing a Formula One Renault car for 160 laps at the Pembrey Circuit.
In 2014, Verstappen announced his racing debut in the Florida Winter Series and later joined the Red Bull Junior Team in August 2014.
In 2016, he started his season with Toro Rosso alongside Carlos Sainz. He was later roped in by Red Bull replacing Danil Kvyat for the Spanish Grand Prix. In his first eight races with Red Bull, he achieved six “Top 5” Finishes including four podiums.
In 2017, he won his second Formula One Race at the Malaysian Grand Prix followed by his third formula one win in the Mexican Grand Prix the same year.
The first half of 2018 was a bit harsh for Verstappen where in the first six races of the season some mishap took place either he ran wide multiple times or he damaged or resulted in a crash. But the latter half of 2018 he embraced four podium finishes.
2019 onwards Red Bull switched from Renault to Honda power units turning Verstappen as Honda-powered driver. He finished the season in 3rd place in the championship with 278 points, the best in his career with three victories and nine podium finishes.
In 2020, Verstappen extended his contract with Red Bull until 2023. He finished the 2020 season in 3rd place in the championship with 214 points and claimed two race victories, and eleven podium finishes alongside three fastest laps to his name.
In the 2021 Season, Verstappen finished second just behind Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton and Verstappen continued to battle it out for the win with their rivalry growing in each race. Ultimately he finished the 2021 season with nine wins and 16 podiums to his name creating history.
Max Verstappen Formula 1 Records
|2015||Scuderia Toro Rosso||19||0||0||0||0||12th|
|2016||Red Bull Racing||17||1||0||1||7||5th|
|2017||Red Bull Racing||20||2||0||1||4||6th|
|2018||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||21||2||0||2||11||4th|
|2019||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||21||3||2||3||9||3rd|
|2020||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||17||2||1||3||11||3rd|
|2021||Red Bull Racing Honda||20||9||9||5||16||1st|
Max Verstappen Family and Personal Info
Born on 30 September 1997 in Hasselt, Belgium, Verstappen’s family has a long history with motorsports where his father Jos Verstappen is a former Dutch Formula one driver. His mother, Sophie Kumpen is of Belgian descent and also competed in karting. He has a younger sister named Victoria.
The following is some personal information about the formula one champion, Max Verstappen:
|Full Name||Max Emilian Verstappen|
|Known As||‘Mad Max’|
|Birthdate||30 September 1997|
|Age||24 (as of 2021)|
|Profession||Professional Racing Driver|
|Height||5ft 9in (1.80 m)|
|Parents||Father- Jos Verstappen|
Mother- Sophie Kumpen
|Siblings||Sister- Victoria Verstappen|
|Professional debut||2015 Australian Grand Prix|
|First Win||2016 Spanish Grand Prix|
|Hobbies||Road cycling, Playing Football|
Max Verstappen Social Profiles
His fans like to call themselves the ‘Orange Army‘ and wear Orange T-shirts to most of his European races. Max’s fans connect to him through his official website and social media accounts listed below.
|Official Website||Click here|
Max Verstappen Affairs
Kelly Piquet: She is a 32-year-old Brazilian model who is the daughter of three-time F1 world champion Nelson Piquet and is currently dating Verstappen since October 2020.
Piquet previously dated F1 driver, Daniil Kvyat for three years ending their relationship in 2019. Piquet and Daniil share a one-year-old daughter, Penelope.
Max Verstappen Controversies
During a free practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix, Verstappen made a comment on the team radio after a collision with Lance Stroll, where he used the words like “retard” and “Mongol” in response to the clash. Verstappen later admitted that the words he used were “not correct”. Later the Mongolian government and the Mongol identity group asked for Verstappen to apologize later and urged FIA to take action against Verstappen. Although no action has been taken by FIA yet.
The 2021 season has seen the emergence of Formula 1 rivalry over the years. Hamilton has won seven out of the last eight championships but Verstappen is not either far behind him and is still a threat to his title.
Verstappen landed in controversy when fan footage revealed him touching the rear wing of Hamilton’s car at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix. Verstappen and Hamilton both faced possible sanctions after being accused of breaking the rules by FIA.
Max Verstappen Awards
- FIA Action of the Year( 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019)
- FIA Personality of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017)
- FIA Rookie of the Year (2015)
- Lorenzo Bandini Trophy (2016)
Unkown Facts about Max Verstappen
- When he was just four his father Jos Verstappen, who is a former Formula 1 driver put him in a go-kart to provide an early start to his son’s driving career. Together, the pair covered about 80-100,000km per year on the track for 10 years in his junior career days.
- While racing Verstappen wears his seatbelt loosely as it gives him the confidence to be free in the car.
- He has a hardcore fan following in the Netherlands where 90% of people of Holland know who he is. His fans call themselves the “Orange Army”.
- He made his Formula 1 debut at 17, making him the youngest driver to do so.
- Despite being born in Belgium Max decided to compete with a Dutch racing license as he “feels more Dutch”.
FAQs about Max Verstappen
A. Kelly Piquet
A. Red Bull Racing Honda
A. 24 years old (as of 2021)
A. Renault Clio
A. $60 million