Max Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

  • Country - The Netherlands 
  • World championships - 0 
  • Highest race finish - 1 (x8)
  • Highest grid position - 1(x2)
  • Podiums - 31 

After making his mark on this sport at just 17 years old, his debut was arguably the most anticipated of any driver ever and he’s certainly been living up to his hype. Max is not only his name, but it is the nature of the young man’s driving. 

Debuting with Toro Rosso, it took just over a year before he was promoted to Red Bull and his debut could not have gone better. At just 18 years old he became F1’s youngest ever race winner on his debut for Red Bull in Spain and from then, he has been their main man.  

His aggressive style of driving has sometimes brought its critiques, but with it has been drives that will go down in history. Who can forget Brazil 2016? He fought from the back to a podium in the wet, whilst almost crashing out. Or even his victory in Germany through the wet despite his car once facing the wrong way - it’s said that those who can win in the wet are special and Verstappen certainly is. 

Some say he is now Formula One’s most talented driver, but he will need the right car to fight with Hamiltion for the title in 2020 - can Red Bull deliver?