Tuesday 03 August 2021

Dutch teenager set to become world’s youngest Formula One racer

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen is set to become the youngest Formula One racing driver ever at the age of just 17 when he takes part in the Australian Grand Prix next season.

Verstappen, son of successful Dutch racing driver Jos Verstappen, is joining team Scuderia Toro Rosso for the season.

Verstappen has won eight races so far in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and is currently in second place. He switched from karting to racing cars in 2014.

‘Ever since I was seven years old, Formula One has been my career goal, so this opportunity is truly a dream come true,’ the youngster told the Red Bull website.

His father drove for Benetton, Stewart and Arrows between 1994 and 2003.

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