For followers of the car racing sports, Verstappen is definitely not a new name as it has been around for a very long time. Nevertheless, the one that is new, and yet to be established is Max Verstappen. He is a formula one racing driver who is widely regarded as the best, young talent in F1.
Born to wheel motorsport parents, Jos Verstappen – a Dutch racing driver, and Sophie Kumpen – a Belgian karter, one can only look at what Max Emilian Verstappen has so far accomplished as a racing driver and agree he was born to be fast.
The young F1 talent was born on the 30th day of September 1997, his place of birth was in Hasselt, Belgium. Max’s interest in motorsport has been traced to when he was still a lad. Before he turned 5, he had already started karting.
Pursuing his passion, Max has moved from being an amateur racing driver to a professional one. Here are the things to know about the Red Bull Racing driver’s salary, his sister, parents, girlfriend, height, and other facts of his life.
The Red Bull driver isn’t the only popular member of his family. As inferred earlier, the Verstappen name is a popular one. His family’s long association with motorsport has links with their father Jos Verstappen nicknamed Jos the Boss and the Dutch Devil during his professional career. He accomplished quite a lot, including being the youngest Grand Prix winner ever.
It was Jos’ marriage to Sophie Kumpen, a former Belgian kart driver champion who equally comes from a family that’s actively involved in wheel motorsport that brought about the birth of Max and his younger sister, Victoria-Jane who is equally a racing driver.
Victoria-Jane was born on 22nd October 1999. Sometime in 2014, it was reported that she has taken to karting like her mom. Then, her dad remarked that she is faring well but has a lot to learn. As such, he expressed that she shouldn’t be expected to thrive immediately like Max. Prior to her joining the world of wheel motorsport, she was popular as a beauty and fashion vlogger. A self-titled YouTube channel she created in May 2013 has generated almost a million views with over 10,600 subscribers as at the time of this report. Victoria also enjoys a huge following on other social media platforms.
Meanwhile, Victoria isn’t the only sister Max has; their father’s second marriage to Kelly van der Waal which started in 2014 and collapsed sometime in June 2017 was blessed with a daughter in September 2014, her name is Blue Jaye.
His Salary and Net Worth
Although he is still very much of a young driver, Max Verstappen has rightly spelled his name as far as the wheels are concerned. Being around for a few years, he has already gathered a net worth that is estimated at $10 million.
The Belgian-Dutch made his wealth majorly from his races. In 2017, he had earnings of $500,000 but with his new contract, it is speculated that he may now be earning as much as $3 million each season. There are other reports that claim it to be much more than that, placing the value at $10 million.
Apart from his salary, Verstappen also has some endorsement deals including a 3-year deal he had with Ziggo and Jumbo Supermarkets among others.
Who’s Max Verstappen’s Girlfriend?
Verstappen has been referred to as the young playboy of F1 as through the years, he has been linked to a good number of women. Among the women he has been said to have had things to do with is American race driver, Sabre Cook who was the first woman said to have stepped out with the young driver.
Touring car driver, Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky is another woman that he has dated, even though the relationship only lasted for less than a year. Others are Belgian model Joyce Godefridi, hockey player Maxime Pourquie, and fashion blogger Roos Van Der Aa.
Living what may as well be described as the maximum fast life both on and off the track, the present girlfriend of Max still remains unknown.
Height and Quick Facts About Max Verstappen
1. The racing driver is 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.8 m) and weighs 67 kg;
2. He made his car racing debut on the 11th of October 2013 at the Pembrey Circuit in Carmarthenshire, Wales;
3. Max is so far, the youngest race-winner in F1 (Formula One) history;
4. He won all the 21 races in his first championship – 2005’s Belgium Championship Mini (VAS);
5. The Belgian-Dutch driver joined Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2015;
6. From Scuderia Toro Rosso, he joined Red Bull Racing in 2016;
7. In his debut race for Red Bull, Max won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix;
8. A day after his 20th birthday, Max won his second F1 race, the win was at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix;
9. Max Verstappen also won his third F1 race in 2017 at the Mexican Grand Prix.