Max Verstappen can be described as a Dutch-Belgian racing driver. He was born on September 30, 1997, in Hasselt, Belgium. and he is known to drive as a Dutch in Formula 1 with the Red Bull Racing team. It is worth noting that Max Verstappen was the first Dutch to become the Dutch Formula 1 world champion.
He became the Formula 1 world champion in 2021 and 2022. He was also the first Dutchman and the fourth racing driver to win the prestigious Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award in 2022.
His father, Jos Verstappen was a Dutch former Formula 1 driver and his mother was Sophie Kumpen. Sophie Kumpen used to kart at a high level. At age 18, Max Verstappen had dual citizenship but with the passage of time, he decided to be a Dutch.
He grew up with just his father after his parents divorced. Max Verstappen is said to have grown up in Maaseik, a Belgian city on the Dutch border.He has a sister, a half-sister and a half-brother. Max Verstappen loves football and as such, he supports PSV and FC Barcelona.
He also loves to play the FIFA video game and in 2019, he was one of the best players worldwide. He started karting at age 4 and at age 7, he got the chance to participate in karting competitions. However, in 2014, he stopped karting and made a switch to motorsport.
Max Verstappen Wealth
Max Verstappen’s wealth is estimated to be about $120 million and his monthly income and salary is pegged at $6 million. He is also said to be earning $55 Million salary annually concerning the contract he has with the RedBull F1 team.
In March 2022, he signed a five-year contract extension with Red Bull Racing for the 2023 to 2028 seasons.
Max Verstappen has been dating Kelly Piquet since 2020. Kelly Piquet is the daughter of Nelson Piquet Sr., three-time Formula 1 champion. It is impressive to know that Max Verstappen owns a business jet, a Dassault Falcon 900 with the registration PH-DTF.
Some of the awards by Max Verstappen include NOC*NSF Young Talent Award – 2014, FIA Action of the Year – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, FIA Personality of the Year – 2015, 2016, 2017, FIA Rookie of the Year – 2015, Lorenzo Bandini Trophy – 2016 and Dutch Sportsman of the Year – 2016, 2021, 2022. Others are Formula One World Drivers’ Champion – 2021, 2022, Laureus World Sports Awards – 2022 and Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau – 2022.