|Real Name/Full Name:
|Max Emilian Verstappen
|26 years old
|30th September 1997
|In a relationship
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Dilara Sanlik)
|Is Max Verstappen Gay?:
|Net Worth in 2024:
Born of a racing family, Max’s love for cars grew at an early age, and today he holds the record of the youngest driver to ever compete in Formula 1. After doing well in his first competitive formula 1 race, Max attributed his success with being born in this generation where playing stations is the order of the day. To him, even before he started practicing with cars, he knew what he was supposed to do as he had done that many times with play stations. At the age of only 26 years, Max is one of the best formula 1 drivers today.
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Early Life & Biography
Max Emilian Verstappen, was born on the 30th day of September in the year 1997 in Hasselt, Belgium. He was born of mixed nationalities as his father is Jos Verstappen, a retired Formula 1 driver while his mother Sophie Kumpen from Belgium. Max has a sister by the name Victoria who is also a racing driver as well as a half-sister and a half brother both from his father’s two recent marriages.
Though Max recognizes Belgium as his birth country, to him, he felt more Dutch as compared to Belgium and thus making the decision to race for Dutch. This is because he spent more time with his dad as compared to his mother. Also, being raised in Maaseik, Belgium, a border town with the Netherlands where most of the residents were Dutch also played a big role.
At a tender age of just 26 years, not much is known about Max’s private life. It’s reported in his early racing years he was dating his fellow driver Mikaela Ahlin who they broke up after Max joined the Red Bull team. Later on, he dated Maxime Pourquie and Joyce Godefridi. Today, Max is in a relationship with a German national Dilara Sanlik who he started dating from last season. The two lovebirds have been pictured together and are believed to be in a serious relationship.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 30th September 1997, Max Verstappen is 26 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024. His height is 1.75m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.
At the age of 5, Max was already competing in mini junior championships in Belgium and won his first championship in 2006 after graduating to Rotamax class. At the age of 10, he joined Team Pex Racing, where he won the Flemish Minimax championship. He went ahead to compete and won many championships in his childhood.
His racing career came to limelight in 2014 when he joined the Red Bull team at the age of 17 after giving consideration to joining Mercedes. In less than a week, he was already confirmed as one of the Toro Rosso drivers for the season starting 2015. His partner for the season was Carlos Saints Jr, and no 33 was his racing no of choice. In 2015 he became the youngest driver to start a championship race, a record that still stands to date. Up to date, he’s been racing for Red Bull, wherein 2019 he won Brazilian Grand Prix becoming the youngest to ever do so.
Awards & Achievements
With his racing career starting when he was a small boy, his first win came when he was barely five years. In his professional career, he was won the FIA Action of the Year Award four times first coming in 2014, then 2015,2016, and the recent one in 2019. He also won FIA Personality of the Year for three consecutive years from 2015 to 2017. 2016 was a good year for Max Verstappen as it saw his grabbing one more trophy when he won Lorenzo Bandini Trophy as the FIA Rookie of the Year.
Net Worth & Salary of Max Verstappen in 2024
Though his professional career started five years ago, Max Verstappen is estimated to be worth around $30 million as of February 2024. Most of his earnings come from his contract as a Red Bull team driver though he does have some personal sponsorship. One of his personal sponsors is Jumbo, a supermarket chain that is thought to pay more than a million dollars annually to stand on his cap. Other personal sponsors are TAG Heuer and Exact, which is a software company.
During his first days in his racing career, Max has been involved in some controversies with his fellow drivers after his mistakes cost them vital wins. This didn’t make Max quit the sport he loved from childhood. On the contrary, he went on to improve, and to crown this improvement, and he won his first Grand Prix in 2019. With him tender age, most formula one teams would love to build their team around Max, and it’s correct to say Red Bull has a racing gem in their team.