Max Verstappen To Be World's Youngest F1 Driver

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Max Verstappen, who is just sixteen years old is all set to get into the history books as he would be the youngest Formula 1 driver in history when he gets behind the wheels of a Formula 1 car next season. He will be 17.

This 16 year old Dutch man, a former world Karting champion and a Formula 3 driver now, will replace Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne, in 2015. He will race with Red Bull's Toro Rosso team.

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Max, the son of the former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, joined Red Bull's junior programme and was confirmed that he will be replacing Jean-Eric Vergne.

At present, the record for the youngest driver is held by the Spaniard, Jaime Alguersuari who was just 19 years old when he debuted at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2009. Max will be almost two years younger than Jaime when he lines up the starting grid alongside some of the best drivers in the world.

Speaking about his achievement, Max says that there were several people that helped him throughout the years and still support him to this day and he wants to sincerely thank all of them. He added that he wanted to thank his father who has always been by his side.

The 16 year old said that he and the people around him worked really hard to reach Formula 1 and he will give his absolute best to be successful in the pinnacle of motorsport.


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Story first published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 19:00 [IST]
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