For fans of motor racing sports, Verstappen is certainly not a new name as it has been around for a very long time. Nevertheless, the one who is new and yet to be established is Max Verstappen. He is a Formula 1 driver who is widely regarded as the best young talent in F1.
Born to motorsport parents Jos Verstappen- a Dutch racing driver and Sophie Kumpen- a Belgian karter, one can only look at what Max Emilian Verstappen has achieved so far as a racing driver and agree that he was born to be fast.
The young F1 talent was born on the 30th day of September 1997, his birthplace was in Hasselt, Belgium. Max’s interest in motorsport dates back to his childhood. Before he was 5 years old, he had already started karting.
Pursuing his passion, Max went from being an amateur racing driver to a professional. Here are the things to know about the Red Bull Racing driver’s salary, sister, parents, girlfriend, height and other facts of his life.
The Red Bull driver is not the only popular member of his family. As inferred earlier, the Verstappen name is popular. His family’s long association with motorsport has ties to their father Jos Verstappen nicknamed Jos the Boss and the Dutch Devil during his professional career. He achieved a lot, including being the youngest Grand Prix winner ever.
It was Jos’ marriage to Sophie Kumpen, a former Belgian Karting Driver Champion, also from a family actively involved in motorsport on wheels that gave birth to Max and his younger sister, Victoria-Jane , also a racing driver.
Victoria-Jane was born on October 22, 1999. At some point in 2014, it was reported that she had taken up karting like her mum. Afterwards, her father remarked that she was doing well but had a lot to learn. As such, he stated that she shouldn’t blossom immediately like Max. Before joining the world of motorsport on wheels, she was popular as a beauty and fashion vlogger. A self-titled YouTube channel she started in May 2013 has garnered nearly a million views with over 10,600 subscribers at the time of writing. Victoria also enjoys huge following on other social media platforms.
Meanwhile, Victoria isn’t Max’s only sister; Their father’s second marriage to Kelly van der Waal which started in 2014 and collapsed in June 2017 was blessed with a daughter in September 2014, her name is Blue Jaye.
His salary and net worth
Although still very young, Max Verstappen has spelled his name correctly when it comes to wheels. In business for a few years, he has already amassed an estimated net worth of $10 million.
The Belgian-Dutch made his fortune mainly from his races. In 2017, he had an income of $500,000, but with his new contract, it is speculated that he could now earn up to $3 million each season. There are other reports that claim it is much more than that, placing the value at $10 million.
Along with his salary, Verstappen also has endorsement deals including a 3-year contract with Ziggo and Jumbo Supermarkets, among others.
Who is Max Verstappen’s girlfriend?
Verstappen has been called F1’s young playboy as over the years he has been linked with a good number of women. Among the women he is said to have had relationships with is American racing driver, Saber Cook, who was the first woman to leave the young driver.
Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky, a passenger car driver, was another woman he dated, although the relationship only lasted less than a year. The others are Belgian model Joyce Godefridi, hockey player Maxime Pourquie and fashion blogger Roos Van Der Aa.
Living what can as well be described as the maximum life on and off the track, Max’s current girlfriend remains unknown.
Height and fast facts Max Verstappen
1. The racing driver is 9 inches taller than 5 feet (1.8 m) and weighs 67 kg;
2. He made his motor racing debut on October 11, 2013 at the Pembrey Circuit in Carmarthenshire, Wales;
3. Max is the youngest race winner in F1 (Formula 1) history to date;
4. He won all 21 races of his first championship – the 2005 Belgian Mini Championship (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 first race for Red Bull, Max won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix;
8. A day after his 20th birthday, Max won his second F1 race, victory was at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix;
9. Max Verstappen also won his third F1 race in 2017 at the Mexican Grand Prix.