Max Verstappen: “Boss” In the Making

Many will remember Dutch F1 driver Jos Verstappen, more for his cool self-styled nickname “Jos The Boss” from a decade ago. He retired from F1 in 2003 after a modest professional F1 career, and was best-known for partnering Michael Schumacher during his first-ever title win for Benetton in 1994.


“Jos the Boss”, currently, is 43 years old — the age Schumacher retired at from Mercedes in 2012. He is known to be the most successful Dutch driver that ever lived (he has won A1 Grand Prix and LMP2 series races). This record will stand for less than a year more.

Because Max Verstappen, his 16 year old son and racing wunderkind, will debut for the F1 team Scuderia Toro Rosso (sister team of World Champions Red Bull, where Vettel started his career too) in the 2015 season.

You heard that right.

Max is 16, and will be 17 when he makes his debut, thus becoming the youngest EVER driver in F1 history, beating the previous record held by Spaniard Jamie Alguersuari (19 years) by a full two years for the same team back in 2009. Alguersuari raced only one season, and left the sport at 20, but many expect Max to be the biggest thing to happen to the sport since young Lewis Hamilton took the world by storm in 2007.

Max will replace Frenchman Vergne in the line-up next year for the Red Bull owned team, and will combine with fellow teenager Russian Daniil Kvyat who made his debut this year with the team and already earned his first points at Melbourne becoming the youngest driver ever to do so. Max could smash that record even if he is scoreless for his first year, considering former stalwarts’ confidence in him at such a tender age. Technically, Max won’t be allowed to take the roads in Netherlands for another year, and won’t be allowed to drive unassisted till he turns 18, but will be locking horns with a Champion field in the most dangerous sport in the world in the meantime.

Team Principal Franz Tost stated that they consider Max to be one of the most skilled drivers of the new generation. That is an understatement, because only a year ago, Max became the carting World Champion at the age of 15. He is currently competing in the F3 series—his first season in F3 of course—challenging seriously for the title, now in second place after a string of pathbreaking wins.

Many will argue against this decision and put the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the team—who seem to have discovered a knack for breaking age records, but not in vain, because current import into Red Bull Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo is outperforming Vettel in the season and impressing everyone with his consistent podium performances. Catch ‘em young, their motto, isn’t entirely misplaced.

2015 seems far away, considering the current exclusive and predictable two-horse battle between teammates Hamilton and Rosberg for Mercedes. But it will be a historical year, while Jos the Boss will look on as his son goes on to become the most successful driver in Dutch—and probably F1—history.
He does have a bit of a headstart. No rush.

кредитные карты без справки о доходах онлайнденьги в долг барнаул на карту

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

+ 7 = sixteen

More in Other Sports

  • The Many Resurgences of Roger Federer

    Roger Federer has spent more than half his life as a professional tennis player on the ATP tour. In August this...

    Rahul DesaiMarch 23, 2017
  • The Sports Week That Was and Will Be

    While a bunch of Oscar-nominated contenders make their way into Indian screens on the eve of the 89th Academy Awards –...

    Rahul DesaiFebruary 24, 2017
  • Neymar – The Modern Pele?

    Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, simply known as Neymar, has taken the football world by storm ever since he made his...

    Dharm PatelFebruary 5, 2017
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Truly the Greatest

    Cristiano Ronaldo is a name everyone is aware of, whether they follow football or not. He just cannot be ignored, the superstar...

    Dharm PatelFebruary 5, 2017
  • Because of Roger Federer

    14 years ago, new to the big city, still in a state of culture shock, I made my way to my...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 30, 2017
  • Jose Mourinho v Brendan Rodgers

    Two big names in the world of football, are managers Jose Mourinho and Brendan Rodgers. We wish the two "gaffers" a very happy birthday today, as Jose turns...

    Dharm PatelJanuary 26, 2017
  • A Beast Named Luis Suarez

    If you're a football fanatic you certainly know of a half-man, half-beast who goes by the name of Luis Suarez. We wish the footballer a...

    Dharm PatelJanuary 24, 2017
  • Australian Open 2017: Djoker No More

    One of the most dominating streaks in individual sport over the last decade – that of Novak Djokovic’s hold over tennis’s...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 19, 2017
  • Weekly Roundup: The Week That Was

    On the first “serious” movie week of the year, three films – two Indian, one major Hollywood franchise flick – release...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 13, 2017

All articles/blogs are intended to inform, entertain and amuse. We make no representations or guarantees about the truth, accuracy or quality of any content.

Copyright 2016 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Subscribe to our email newsletter today to receive updates on the latest news!
Thank You For Subscribing To Us!

Now get regular updates on the latest entertainment news and style trends.

Providing you with the best of Bollywood, Hollywood, style and more.
Get the best in entertainment, while keeping yourself entertained!
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
WordPress Popup