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2025 AUSTRALIA ETG Licensee POS Standard RGB 13-16 March


Max Verstappen

  • Team Red Bull Racing
  • Nation Netherlands
  • Date of birth 30/09/1997
  • Place of birth Hasselt, Belgium
  • Debut Australia, 2015 (Toro Rosso)
Wading through the tsunami of statistics generated by Max Verstappen’s ascension into a triple Formula 1® champion can be overwhelming, but consider this one; in the past two seasons, he’s won as many races (34) as all but five other drivers (Hamilton, Schumacher, Vettel, Prost, Senna) did in their entire careers …
Max Verstappen
Australian Grand Prix Stats
Races: 7
Best qualifying: 1st (2023)
Best race result: 1st (2023)
Podiums: 2 (1st: 2023, 3rd: 2019)
Points Finishes: 5

What makes him so, so dominant? Yes, it’s the car, and yes, it’s Red Bull Racing’s razor-sharp strategy calls and pit stops, which deserve more credit. Having no sustained pressure from the other side of the garage helps, as does the ever-present backing of team management – even if that sometimes crosses boundaries between encouragement and enabling.

But more than anything? He’s quick in a slow car, a fast car, a car that’s easy to drive, a difficult car on a knife-edge. Give Verstappen the sharpest tool in the box, and he’ll cut the opposition to ribbons with it.