Jos Verstappen

1972-03-04 (age 50)


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Top 10 Arrows F1 drivers ranked: Hill, Warwick, Fittipaldi and more

No Formula 1 team has started more races without winning one than Arrows, although it came close on several occasions. Twenty years on from the team's demise, Autosport takes on the task of ranking its best drivers

Jos Verstappen "enjoyed" Max lapping Hamilton in Imola F1 GP

Jos Verstappen says he "enjoyed" seeing his son Max lap Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix "after everything that happened last year".

Ex-F1 racer Jos Verstappen to make rally debut in Belgian series

Former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen is set to make his rallying debut with an outing in the Belgian Rally Championship later this month.

The story behind F1's most iconic refuelling picture

It conjured up one of Formula 1’s most famous images and is a constant reminder of the dangers posed by refuelling. This is the story behind Jos Verstappen’s infamous pits stop fire, at the German Grand Prix on this day in 1994.

Archive: How a standout test launched the Verstappen name into F1

After his win in Monte Carlo, Max Verstappen enters the Azerbaijan GP weekend embroiled in a title fight as an F1 points leader for the first time. But excitement over a Verstappen is nothing new, for such expectation previously surrounded his father Jos, as Autosport explained in the 7 October 1993 magazine that covered the Dutchman's remarkable F1 test debut at Estoril

Verstappen has "nothing to prove" in F1 battle with Hamilton

Max Verstappen feels he has “nothing to prove” with his aggressive moves on Lewis Hamilton in the early part of their Formula 1 title battle in 2021.

Verstappen and Perez unsure F1 needs "risky" sprint races

Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are unsure Formula 1 needs to introduce "risky" sprint races to its weekend format ahead of a potential trial in 2021

Verstappen "focused on myself" amid early Mercedes 2022 F1 links

Max Verstappen claims he is not paying much attention to speculation linking him to Mercedes' Formula 1 squad for 2022 if Lewis Hamilton quits, saying he remains "focused on myself"

Why Verstappen isn't interested in hyping up Red Bull Plus

Why Verstappen isn't interested in hyping up Red Bull

In a pre-season where Red Bull has been unusually quiet, Max Verstappen has also been guarded about the team's fortunes in 2021. Even after trying the RB16B for the first time at Silverstone, the Dutchman was careful to manage expectations

Perez: F1 experience a big weapon in Red Bull fight against Verstappen

Sergio Perez thinks his vast experience in Formula 1 will be a key asset for him at Red Bull as he bids to take the fight to Max Verstappen

Verstappen: Hard to judge Red Bull F1 progress after shakedown run

Max Verstappen says it is hard to judge how much progress Red Bull has made with its new Formula 1 car after only completing a short test using demonstration tyres

Horner: Red Bull ignoring Verstappen/Mercedes 2022 speculation

Christian Horner says Red Bull will ignore speculation about Mercedes potentially trying to sign Max Verstappen if space opens up in the reigning champion team's Formula 1 driver line-up

Horner: Red Bull expects Perez to replicate Verstappen/Ricciardo challenge to Mercedes

Christian Horner expects Red Bull's new Formula 1 line-up of Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen to replicate the challenge it gave Mercedes during the years that Daniel Ricciardo partnered Verstappen

Verstappen has performance clause in current Red Bull F1 contract

Red Bull has confirmed Max Verstappen has a performance clause in his Formula 1 contract and believes he will be top of Mercedes' list if Lewis Hamilton quits after 2021

Verstappen penalty at 2017 US GP the "toughest decision" - F1 steward Connelly

Formula 1 steward Garry Connelly says penalising Max Verstappen at the 2017 United States Grand Prix was one of the toughest decisions he's ever been involved with

Verstappen F1 slur cited in dictionary definition change campaign

Max Verstappen's Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix radio slurs have been cited in a charity's campaign for improved dictionary definitions for the word "Mongol"

Verstappen: Red Bull could have dominated F1 without turbo hybrid switch

Max Verstappen thinks that Red Bull would have enjoyed Mercedes levels of dominance in Formula 1 if the turbo hybrid rules had not been introduced

Verstappen not worried that "time is ticking" on F1 title dreams

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen insists he is not worried that "time is ticking" on his dreams of winning the world championship

Verstappen: Red Bull F1 car problems exaggerated in the media

Max Verstappen says Red Bull's aero problems with its RB16 last year were made bigger in the media than the team felt inside

Verstappen: No regrets over missed Mercedes F1 chance in 2014

Max Verstappen and his management team insist they have no regrets about committing to Red Bull in Formula 1, despite the interest Mercedes showed him in 2014

Verstappen hopes Perez can make it easier to fight Mercedes in F1

Max Verstappen hopes Red Bull will be able to fight Mercedes more upon Sergio Perez's arrival at the Formula 1 team, saying it has been "difficult" to do so alone

Verstappen feared Imola F1 tyre failure repeat while leading Abu Dhabi GP

Max Verstappen feared a repeat of his Imola tyre failure after reporting vibrations en route to victory in the Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi

F1 Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen beats Mercedes duo to win 2020 finale

Red Bull's Max Verstappen dominated the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, winning ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton as Formula 1's 2020 season ended with a straightforward race

Verstappen explains how hand got stuck in Abu Dhabi qualifying

Max Verstappen explained how his hand got stuck between the steering wheel and his knee during Formula 1 qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, ruining an early Q1 lap

F1 Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen pips Bottas for Red Bull's first 2020 pole

Max Verstappen stunned Mercedes Formula 1 duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton to take Red Bull's first pole of 2020 as he topped qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1 Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen leads Albon in final practice

Max Verstappen closed out practice for the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix quickest ahead of team-mate Alexander Albon, as Lewis Hamilton could only finish sixth for Mercedes

F1 Abu Dhabi: Verstappen fastest in FP1 as Hamilton returns

Max Verstappen set the pace for Red Bull in opening practice for the Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi as Lewis Hamilton returned after recovering from COVID-19

Verstappen calls Leclerc move "reckless" after first lap Sakhir GP crash

Max Verstappen called Charles Leclerc's Turn 4 move in the Sakhir Grand Prix "reckless" after an incident forced both drivers to retire on the opening lap of the race

Could Russell match Verstappen's shock debut victory feat? Plus

Could Russell match Verstappen's shock debut victory feat?

George Russell has dropped into the Mercedes setup with consummate ease, qualifying second at Sakhir. With parallels between his promotion and that of Max Verstappen in 2016, could he repeat the Red Bull driver's feat and win first time out?

F1 Sakhir GP: Verstappen heads Bottas in FP3, Russell seventh

Max Verstappen set the pace in final practice for the Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix, leading from Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas as Friday pace-setter George Russell could only finish seventh

F1 Sakhir GP: Russell completes Friday sweep in FP2, Verstappen second

George Russell topped FP2 for Formula 1's Sakhir Grand Prix, while his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas had a succession of flying lap efforts deleted for track limits abuse

F1 Sakhir GP: Russell tops FP1 on Mercedes debut from Verstappen

George Russell set the pace in his first Mercedes appearance during opening practice for the Sakhir GP as Formula 1 got its first taste of the Bahrain outer loop layout

Verstappen: Still tough to beat Mercedes at F1 Sakhir GP without Hamilton

Max Verstappen believes it will be "very tough" for Red Bull to beat Mercedes in Bahrain this weekend even in the absence of Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton

Why Verstappen was frustrated to lose the race that followed Grosjean's escape Plus

Why Verstappen was frustrated to lose the race that followed Grosjean's escape

The 2020 Bahrain GP will forever be remembered for Romain Grosjean's astonishing escape from his opening lap crash, but there was still a race to be won. Red Bull's Max Verstappen had good cause to believe this was one that got away

Verstappen: Red Bull's Bahrain GP strategy not aggressive enough

Max Verstappen felt Red Bull was not aggressive enough in its strategy during Sunday's Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, feeling it "could have done much better" to beat Lewis Hamilton

Verstappen: Red Bull F1 car "weaknesses" can't be fixed until 2021

Max Verstappen is not disheartened that Red Bull has still not fully closed the gap to Mercedes, with his Formula 1 car having "weaknesses" that cannot be addressed until 2021

F1 Bahrain GP: Hamilton beats Bottas, Verstappen to pole

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for Formula 1's 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas beating Max Verstappen to second place on the final run in Q3

F1 Bahrain GP: Verstappen tops FP3 ahead of both Mercedes

Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to the top spot in final practice for Formula 1's 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas in third

Verstappen explains Red Bull front wing error at Turkish GP

Max Verstappen has explained how a quirk of Red Bull's new Formula 1 front wing design contributed to the setting error that derailed his hopes in the Turkish Grand Prix

Verstappen: Finishing second in 2020 F1 standings "doesn't really matter"

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen says "it doesn't really matter" if he finishes second in the championship, despite only trailing Valtteri Bottas by 27 points

Verstappen: 2022 F1 rules not designed to stop Mercedes

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen has dismissed suggestions that the 2022 F1 regulations are designed to stop Mercedes from dominating and says they "need to make racing more exciting"

Front wing adjustment error hampers Verstappen in Turkish GP

Max Verstappen's struggles in the Turkish Grand Prix were exacerbated by a front wing adjustment error that wrecked his Formula 1 car's aero balance, the Dutchman has revealed

Verstappen escapes F1 Turkish GP pit exit penalty

Red Bull's Max Verstappen has escaped sanction after he was investigated for crossing the white line at the pit exit during Formula 1's Turkish Grand Prix

Verstappen laments Turkish GP as "race to forget"

Max Verstappen labelled the Turkish Grand Prix as a "race to forget" after a poor start, spins and tyre struggles wrecked his Formula 1 victory hopes as he finished sixth

Verstappen "so upset" to miss Turkish GP pole after practice sweep

Max Verstappen says he feels "upset" to have qualified second for Formula 1's Turkish Grand Prix because he "looked very comfortable" at the head of the pack before Q3

F1 Turkish GP: Verstappen completes practice sweep in soaking wet FP3

Max Verstappen set the fastest time in a wet third practice session for Formula 1's 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, while Lewis Hamilton did not set a time

Turkish F1 GP: Red Bull's Verstappen sets pace in FP2 from Leclerc

Max Verstappen set the fastest time in second practice for Formula 1's 2020 Turkish Grand Prix ahead of Charles Leclerc, as the drivers continued to struggle in the low-grip conditions

F1 Turkish GP: Verstappen leads first practice on slippery Istanbul Park track

Max Verstappen went fastest in first practice for Formula 1's 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, with a time 10.028 seconds slower than the 2011 pole lap on Istanbul Park's new low-grip surface.

Verstappen not worried if "head falls off" at Turn 8 during F1 Turkish GP

Max Verstappen says he would rather his 'head falls off' through Turn 8 at Istanbul than wear neck padding for the 'brutal' forces Formula 1 drivers are expected to face

Horner: Verstappen's Imola F1 tyre failure "totally instantaneous"

Red Bull suspects that debris caused Max Verstappen's "totally instantaneous" Formula 1 tyre failure in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, costing the team a likely second-place finish at Imola

Mongolian government writes to Red Bull over Verstappen comments

Mongolia's UN ambassador Lundeg Purevsuren has written to Red Bull over Max Verstappen's "racist and derogatory" comments during Formula 1's Portuguese Grand Prix weekend

Verstappen: Q2 power issue "ruined" Imola F1 qualifying rhythm

Max Verstappen felt a suspected spark plug failure on his Red Bull Formula 1 car "ruined" his qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Hamilton leads Verstappen in sole F1 Emilia Romagna GP practice

Lewis Hamilton set the pace for Mercedes in the sole Formula 1 practice session for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, edging out Red Bull's Max Verstappen

Verstappen: Portimao F1 radio comments "not correct"

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen admits the offensive language directed at Lance Stroll during Portugal practice was "not correct" following a collision between the pair

Verstappen: Red Bull F1 team-mate for 2021 "doesn't really matter to me"

Max Verstappen says Red Bull's choice of his Formula 1 team-mate for 2021 "doesn't really matter" given the current gap to Mercedes at the front

Why do Verstappen's offensive comments get a free pass?

OPINION: Following his FP2 clash with Lance Stroll at the Portuguese Grand Prix, Max Verstappen's choice of language over the radio was insulting and offensive to numerous groups of people. And yet, says JAKE BOXALL-LEGGE, it has conspicuously gone unpunished

Verstappen: Perez "took himself out" in opening lap clash

Max Verstappen says Sergio Perez "took himself out" during their early clash in the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix, with the Red Bull driver calling the opening lap a "disaster"

Verstappen bemoans lack of grip in "confusing" F1 Portuguese GP qualifying

Max Verstappen found qualifying for the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix "confusing" as changing grip levels meant he ended up setting his fastest time in Q1

Stroll, Verstappen escape punishment on F1 Portuguese GP FP2 clash

Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll have both escaped punishment after the FIA's Formula 1 stewards reviewed their collision in FP2 at Portimao

Verstappen: "Not my problem" if people offended by F1 radio rant

Max Verstappen said it was "not my problem" if people took offence to the language used in his radio rant following his crash with Lance Stroll in FP2 at Portimao