Max Verstappen on becoming Formula 1 World Champion
Max Verstappen is becoming a Formula 1 world champion, and the world’s quickest motor racing driver. He is the first Dutchman to do so.
After years of being a reserve driver, the 20-year-old who graduated into the Red Bull family in 2017 can now stand on top of the podium in F1.
And his progress has been remarkable. He is the first Dutchman to win major races on the world stage. He is also the fastest of the fastest, and probably the most aggressive, as well, with his fiery attitude and his racing style coming from the Red Bull Racing Nordschleife driver.
Verstappen first came to national attention in 2015 with his performances in Europe’s Formula Renault 2.0 championship. He was not a regular in Formula 1 until 2017, when Red Bull signed him as a test driver.
The 2017 season started with a strong rookie year in which he was instrumental in helping Red Bull win the most important races. The Dutchman’s pace was impressive and his attitude was winning to his teammates.
While he started the season with strong drives in the opening rounds in Azerbaijan and United States, he then had some problems with the new car and had a difficult start of the season.
However, with a great performance in the United States and a great performance in China, Verstappen found himself as the fastest rookie rookie of the year. He was only three tenths slower than the race-winning drivers.
He won the Azerbaijan race and his other wins were in the United States.
“Obviously winning the races in Azerbaijan was a big deal and it was pretty important for us and the team. The team won the race and we were fourth, and it was disappointing to be fourth,” the 20-year-old said.
“We lost a lot of points because of that, but we are still quite happy because a lot of people think we could win also, so we have started the season well and are happy with the team.”
It was not always like that. After an impressive performance in the first four races of