It was only a matter of time before Formula 1 prodigy Max Verstappen went from young potential talent to the real deal. Not only did he go on to become F1’s youngest Grand Prix winner (and youngest on a podium, youngest to score points, the list goes on…,) he has the calmness and composure of a true F1 vet, one with the no-bullshit attitude of the kind we aren’t really used to seeing anymore - and he can back it up.
The 19-year-old Dutchman achieved four podiums in his first eight races with Red Bull, and six top-five results. His uncompromising driving style hasn’t gone without controversy though, with drivers criticizing him on several occasions, one of which included causing the high-speed collision with Lotus driver Romain Grosjean at the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix. Whatever the case may be, the kid’s speed in undeniable and we’re looking forward to watch him break more new records in the years to come.