Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen

1997-09-30 (age 23)


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Verstappen: Red Bull ‘a little bit’ on back foot after FP2 problem

Max Verstappen says Red Bull is “a little bit” on the back foot at Imola after a driveshaft issue ended his Formula 1 practice running prematurely on Friday.

Verstappen: I can be "even better" with F1 title calibre car

Max Verstappen feels he can produce "even better" Formula 1 performances with a Red Bull car capable of fighting for the title in 2021.

Verstappen exclusive: Why lack of car-racing titles won't hurt Red Bull's ace Plus

Verstappen exclusive: Why lack of car-racing titles won't hurt Red Bull's ace

Max Verstappen’s star quality in Formula 1 is clear. Now equipped with a Red Bull car that is, right now, the world title favourite and the experience to support his talent, could 2021 be the Dutchman’s year to topple the dominant force of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes?

F1 should "put up a wall" to avoid track limits debate - Marko

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes the debate over Formula 1 track limits following Max Verstappen’s Bahrain defeat is “completely unnecessary”, saying officials should “put a wall there”.

Marko: Verstappen and Hamilton in the league of their own

Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s fight for victory in Bahrain proved they are “in a class of their own”.

How crucial marginal calls will decide the Red Bull vs Mercedes battle in F1 2021 Plus

How crucial marginal calls will decide the Red Bull vs Mercedes battle in F1 2021

The longer Red Bull can maintain a performance edge over Mercedes, the better the odds will be in the team’s favour against the defending world champions. But as the Bahrain Grand Prix showed, many more factors will be critical in the outcome of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship

Differential issue cost Verstappen 0.3s per lap in Bahrain F1 GP

Max Verstappen was "clearly handicapped" by a differential issue that cost him 0.3 seconds per lap early on in the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, according to Helmut Marko.

Hamilton warns Red Bull "could be ahead a lot more" in F1 2021 battle

Lewis Hamilton is pleased Formula 1 fans are excited by a Mercedes against Red Bull title fight but warns that Max Verstappen’s squad could “be ahead a lot more” after Bahrain. 

Hamilton: Verstappen won't make Turn 4 mistake again

Lewis Hamilton reckons Max Verstappen will learn from his 2021 Formula 1 Bahrain defeat and not make another mistake similar to slipping off the road during their battle last weekend.

How Verstappen's Bahrain mistake can only make him stronger

Max Verstappen lost out to Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix by a tiny margin, slipping off the track just as victory was within his grasp. But the painful lesson from defeat can only help Verstappen come back even stronger

Verstappen ‘would smash’ Hamilton at Mercedes, says Piquet

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Nelson Piquet believes Max Verstappen would “smash” Lewis Hamilton if he were driving alongside him at Mercedes.

Verstappen: Red Bull lacked flexibility on tyres in Bahrain GP

Max Verstappen thinks Red Bull could have done a better job with its strategy for the Formula 1 Bahrain GP, after boxing itself in with its tyre usage in practice.

The calls that decided Hamilton and Verstappen's Bahrain battle

Fastest in every session, all signs pointed towards Red Bull and Max Verstappen starting the 2021 F1 season with a victory. That it didn't pan out that way, and Lewis Hamilton scored a surprising win, owes much to an aggressive Mercedes strategy and a pre-race tyre selection that Verstappen would later question

Verstappen explains inability to re-attack Hamilton in Bahrain F1 GP

Max Verstappen has explained why he could not attempt another pass on Lewis Hamilton after giving back the lead following a track limits violation late in Formula 1's Bahrain race.

Horner: Verstappen letting Hamilton through "the right thing" in Bahrain GP

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner says Max Verstappen "did the right thing" letting Lewis Hamilton through under race control orders in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Red Bull explains time loss caused by Verstappen's Q1 floor damage

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Max Verstappen carried damage worth approximately 0.1 seconds for the rest of Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying after his Q1 kerb strike.

McLaren F1 boss predicts Verstappen-Russell at Mercedes in 2022

McLaren Formula 1 CEO Zak Brown has predicted that Max Verstappen and George Russell will form an all-new line-up at Mercedes in 2022, replacing Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

Verstappen: Red Bull would be "stupid" to think it's ahead of Mercedes

Max Verstappen thinks Red Bull would be "stupid" to think it is heading into this weekend’s Formula 1 season opener ahead of main rival Mercedes.

Verstappen doesn't see himself as 2021 F1 title favourite

Max Verstappen still believes Mercedes is the favourite heading into the new Formula 1 season, downplaying his rivals’ struggles through testing in Bahrain last week.

Verstappen: 2021 pre-season ‘definitely’ my best with Red Bull

Max Verstappen says the last three days of Formula 1 winter testing in Bahrain have "definitely" been his best with Red Bull, but offer no guarantees for the new season.

Verstappen refusing to read into Mercedes’ F1 test struggles

Max Verstappen is refusing to read into Mercedes' struggles through Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain, saying Red Bull is not the favourite heading into the opening race.

"Predictable" Red Bull a boost for Verstappen

Max Verstappen suggests Red Bull’s new RB16B Formula 1 car has banished one of the worst traits of last year’s challenger and is now ‘predictable'.

Verstappen "very happy" with F1 test start but downplays Red Bull's pace

Max Verstappen was left feeling "very happy" with his start to Formula 1 pre-season testing after setting the pace for Red Bull on the opening day in Bahrain.

The defining traits that set F1’s best apart Plus

The defining traits that set F1’s best apart

What makes the very best drivers in Formula 1 stand out among what is already a highly elite bunch? ANDREW BENSON takes a closer look at those with the special blend of skill, judgment, feel 
and attitude that sets only a select 
few apart from the rest.

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