Max Verstappen: Youngest F1 Winner In History

At an age when many young drivers are just getting their license, Team Red Bull’s Max Verstappen dominated other racers on one of the world’s biggest stages. On May 15, the Belgian-Dutch driver became the youngest Formula 1 winner in history – at just 18 years old.

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Verstappen made his Formula 1 debut last year at 17 years of age, and the criticism was so loud that the rules were changed – you now must be 18 years old to race in F1. In fact, he was already competing in Formula 1 races before he had his road license! While his performances with Toro Rosso were impressive, Verstappen took a backseat to the dominance of other, more seasoned drivers on established teams.

Since joining Red Bull this month, however, Verstappen has established himself as a legitimate contender. On Sunday, both of Mercedes’ drivers were involved in a crash with one another, ruining the team’s chances and opening the door for the Verstappen to take his first victory. He led the pack for the second half of the race, and managed to keep driver Kimi Raikkonen at bay.

Hone Your Skills at MB2

Verstappen may be young, but he did not become an F1 race winner overnight. His father was a Formula 1 driver, and his mother was a competitive kart racer, too. Verstappen first started racing karts at 4 ½ years old, and won numerous kart racing championships.

Not everyone is a racing prodigy, but everyone can have a great time sharpening their skills at MB2 raceway. Our indoor tracks are fun and challenging, and our electric karts can reach speeds of 45 mph! While we think 4 is a bit young to start racing, we proudly offer junior races and a Sunday Kart Academy for speed demons 48” or taller.