Verstappen is definitely not a new name for car racing fans, because it has been around for a very long time. However, the new name that still has to be established is Max Verstappen. He is a Formula 1 racer who is widely regarded as the best young talent in F1.
One can only look at what Max Emilian Verstappen has achieved as a racing driver and agree that he was born to be fast: his parents, Dutch racing driver Jos Verstappen and Belgian Sophie Kumpen.
The young F1 talent was born on 30 September 1997, his birthplace was in Hasselt, Belgium. Max’s interest in motorsport goes back to his childhood. Before he was 5 years old, he had already started karting.
In order to pursue his passion, Max went from being an amateur racer to a professional racer. Here are the things you should know about the Red Bull Racing driver’s salary, his sister, his parents, his girlfriend, his height, and other facts from his life.
The Red Bull driver is not the only popular member of his family. As already indicated, the name Verstappen is a popular name. His family’s long association with motorsport has links to their father, Jos Verstappen, who was nicknamed Jos the Boss and the Dutch devil during his professional career. He has achieved quite a lot, including being the youngest Grand Prix winner of all time.
It was Jos’s marriage to Sophie Kumpen, a former Belgian karting champion, who also comes from a family actively involved in cycling motorsport, that led to the birth of Max and his younger sister Victoria-Jane, who is also a racing driver.
Victoria-Jane was born on 22 October 1999. Sometime in 2014, it was reported that she entered karting like her mother. Then her father noticed that she was doing well, but that she still had a lot to learn. As such, he expressed that she should not be expected to immediately thrive like Max. Before she entered the world of cycling motorsport, she was popular as a beauty and fashion photographer. A self-titled YouTube channel she launched in May 2013 generated nearly one million views with over 10,600 subscribers at the time of writing this report. Victoria also enjoys a large fan base on other social media platforms.
Meanwhile, Victoria is not the only sister Max has; her father’s second marriage to Kelly van der Waal, which began in 2014 and broke up sometime in June 2017, was blessed with a daughter, Blue Jaye, in September 2014.
His Salary and Net Worth
Although he is still a very young driver, Max Verstappen has spelled his name rightly as far as the bikes are concerned. Since he has been around for several years, he has already accumulated a net worth estimated at $10 million.
The Belgian-Dutch driver has become rich mainly through his race. In 2017, he had earnings of 500,000 dollars, but with his new contract, it is speculated that he could now earn up to 3 million dollars every season. There are other reports that claim it is much more than that and put the figure at $10 million.
Apart from his salary, Verstappen also has several sponsorship contracts, including a 3-year contract he has had with Ziggo and Jumbo Supermarkets, among others.
Who’s Max Verstappen’s Girlfriend?
Verstappen is known as the young playboy of F1, as he has been associated with many women over the years. Among the women, he is said to have had dealings with is the American racing driver Sabre Cook, who is said to have been the first woman to get out of the car with the young driver.
Touring car driver Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky is another woman he has met, although the relationship lasted less than a year. Others include Belgian model Joyce Godefridi, hockey player Maxime Pourquie, and fashion blogger Roos Van der Aa.
Max’s current girlfriend, who lives what could be called the maximum fast life, both on and off the track, is still unknown.
Height and Quick Facts About Max Verstappen
1. The racer is 9 inches taller than 1.8 m (5 feet) and weighs 67 kg
2. He made his racing debut on the Pembrey Circuit in Carmarthenshire, Wales, on October 11th, 2013;
3. Max is the youngest race winner in F1 history to date;
4. He won all 21 races in 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 debut race for Red Bull, Max won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix;
8. The day after his 20th birthday, Max won his second F1 race, winning the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix;
9. Max Verstappen also won his third F1 race at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix; 9th place in the Malaysian Championship