Max Verstappen 14th victory of a year that has simply rolled over, surrendered to him and his Red Bull team set a new landmark in F1 history.
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Verstappen is the son of racing drivers Jos Verstappen, who also competed in Formula One, and Sophie Kumpen.
He had a successful run in junior karting and single-seater categories – including KF3, WSK World Series, KZ2 and European Formula 3 – beating several records.
At the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, when he was aged 17 years, 166 days, he became the youngest driver to compete in Formula One.
After spending the 2015 season with Scuderia Toro Rosso, Verstappen started his 2016 campaign with the Italian team before being promoted to parent team Red Bull Racing after four races as a replacement for Daniil Kvyat.
As of the 2022 Mexico City Grand Prix, Verstappen has achieved 34 victories and 19 pole positions. He scored the first hat-trick of his career at the 2021 French Grand Prix and his first grand slam at the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen won f1 Mexico
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen claimed a record 14th victory of the Formula One season by winning the Mexico Grand Prix on Sunday.
World champion Verstappen finished a comfortable 15.186 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes while Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez finished third on home soil.
It was the second win inside a week for Dutchman Verstappen, who also triumped at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
Verstappen has now beaten the record previously held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel for the most wins in a single season.
“It has been an incredible year so far, we are definitely enjoying it and we’ll try to go for more (victories),” said Verstappen.
Hamilton lamented his team’s decision to choose medium and then hard tyre compounds while Verstappen went from softs to medium.
“I was close in the first stint, but the Red Bulls were too fast today and they probably had the right tyre strategy,” Hamilton said.
Perez was cheered loudly by a sell-out crowd.
How old is
Max Emilian Verstappen (born 30 September 1997) is a Belgian-Dutch racing driver and the 2021 and 2022 Formula One World Champion. He competes under the Dutch flag in Formula One with Red Bull Racing.
Max Emilian Verstappen
30 September 1997
Verstappen’s parents separated when he was young, after which he lived with his father while his sister Victoria lived with their mother.
Verstappen has three younger half-siblings from his father; a sister, Blue Jaye, from his second marriage and a brother and sister, Jason Jaxx and Mila Faye, from his current marriage.
His family has a long association with motor sports: his father is a Dutch former Formula One driver, his Belgian mother competed in karting, and his first cousin once removed, Anthony Kumpen, competed in endurance racing and is a two-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion currently serving as the team manager for PK Carsport in Euro Series.
Max Verstappen was ungraspable in Mexico City as he took a record 14th win of the season – while home hero Sergio Perez completed the podium behind Lewis Hamilton.
Verstappen qualified on pole position and retained his lead at the start of the race, while Perez jumped ahead of George Russell to take P3 and Hamilton moved up into second place. Both Mercedes drivers began on medium tyres, while the Red Bulls started on softs.
It seemed that Mercedes were aiming for a one-stop strategy, expecting Red Bull to stop twice, but it soon became clear that Red Bull would be able to complete the race with just one tyre change.
The reigning champion therefore cruised to his 14th win of the season – eclipsing a record set by Michael Schumacher and matched by Sebastian Vettel – while Hamilton settled for second and Perez took another home podium.
Daniel Ricciardo also starred, taking Driver of the Day honours despite a collision with Yuki Tsunoda and a resulting 10-second penalty, while there were two retirements from the race.