Full Name: Max Emilian Verstappen
Age: 23 (30 September, 1997)
Place of birth: Hasselt, Belgium
Current team: Red Bull racing
Salary as driver: $19.1M (according to Sportac)
Salary as endorsements: unclear
First F1 appearance: Australian Grand Prix in March 2015 with Scuderia Toro Rosso (Youngest F1 driver ever at 17 years, 166 days)
First F1 race win: Spanish Grand Prix in May 2016 with Red Bull racing
First F1 World Championship win: N/A
Jumbo: The supermarket chain invested in the young Dutch driver very early in his career. Frits van Eerd saw the potential in Jos Verstappen’s son and signed him up. Verstappen sports their logo on his helmet and also stars occasionally in their advertisements.
Ziggo: Cable operator Ziggo sponsors Max Verstappen. As a part of this agreement, Verstappen appears routinely on their show, Peptalk. Ziggo also have exclusive rights for an interview with Max every race weekend. Ziggo recently released a three-part documentary, leveraging their unparalleled behind the scenes footage from race weekends.
CarNext.com: Max Verstappen has tied up with CarNext.com since the end of 2019. As a part of this deal, CarNext feature on the helmet of Max Verstappen during F1 races.
Red Bull: Max Verstappen has partnered up with Red Bull to promote their energy drinks in digital ads and by wearing their logo on his raceway merchandise.
G-star: Since 2018, Verstappen has been one of the face of Dutch clothing brand G-star. As a part of this deal, G-star have released an exclusive Max Verstappen collection of clothing.
Youngest driver to compete in Formula 1: 2015 Australian Grand Prix (17 years, 166 days)
Youngest driver with fastest lap: 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix (19 years and 44 days)
Youngest driver to score points in Formula 1: 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix (17 years 179 days)
Youngest driver to finish on the podium/win an F1 race: 2016 Spanish Grand Prix (18 years 225 days)
Interesting facts about Max:
- Max Verstappen belongs to a family with long history in Formula One. His father Jos Verstappen was a Formula One driver, his mother Sophie Kumpen competed in Karting and his first cousin Anthony Kumpen competed in endurance racing and is a two-times NASCAR Wheels Euro series champion.
- Although born in Brussels, Verstappen decided to compete with a Dutch racing license as he spent a lot of his childhood travelling across Europe and competing in karting race with his Dutch dad.