A young driver with an already big reputation, Max began his F1 career at just 17 years and 166 days old with Toro Rosso. Now 23, he is about to begin his fifth full season with Red Bull Racing and his third with Honda Racing F1.
Our debut season with the young Dutchman saw good results, with 9 trips to the podium, including 3 wins in Austria, Germany and Brazil. 2019 wasn’t Max’s first time in a Honda garage however, with his father Jos testing for us before the 2000 season – Verstappen wasn’t ever too far away from the action.
In 2020, Max took to the podium 11 times, including two further wins at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Max began his career racing in the Florida Winter series, then going on to drive in the Formula 3 championship. This all just a year before becoming the youngest F1 driver to start a World Championship race, in 2015. With 10 wins, 3 poles and 42 podiums to his name heading into the 2021 season, Max has already tasted success. Communication and efficiency will once again be key as we hope to build on the hard work done in 2020 and keep results coming, in pursuit of the Mercedes cars.