Column: 'The rise and rise' of Max Verstappen

Column: 'The rise and rise' of Max Verstappen

Just a year ago Max Verstappen was the man to beat in the international karting scene. This weekend he will make his Friday practice debut at the Japanese Grand Prix to become the youngest ever driver to participate in a Formula 1 weekend. Things have developed rapidly for the 17-year-old Dutch driver, who will race for Toro Rosso in just six months' time. GPUpdate.net goes back in time. Read more…

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  1. Wednesday 1 October 2014

  2. Column: 'The rise and rise' of Max Verstappen 14:30

    Column: 'The rise and rise' of Max Verstappen

    Just a year ago Max Verstappen was the man to beat in the international karting scene. This weekend he will make his Friday practice debut at the Japanese...

    F1
  3. Tuesday 19 August 2014

  4. 'F1 the best option for Max' - Jos Verstappen 09:49

    'F1 the best option for Max' - Jos Verstappen

    Jos Verstappen says Formula 1 is the best option for his son Max, after the 16-year-old was confirmed as a Toro Rosso driver for 2015. Verstappen Jr...

    F1
  5. Wednesday 16 July 2014

  6. 05:00

    Hockenheim memories: Verstappen's fire, 1994

    F1
  7. Thursday 27 March 2014

  8. 18:27

    Video: Verstappen's early charge at Sepang

    F1
  9. Formula 1 flashback: Verstappen stars in the rain 18:16

    Formula 1 flashback: Verstappen stars in the rain

    Throughout the 2014 season, GPUpdate.net will be posting a Formula 1 flashback prior to each event. For the Malaysian Grand Prix edition, we spoke to Jos...

    F1
  10. Sunday 3 March 2013

  11. Schumacher withdraws from karting event 15:43

    Schumacher withdraws from karting event

    Michael Schumacher withdrew from this weekend's WSK Euro Series season-opener at the La Conca Circuit in Italy, having initially planned to take part in the...

    F1
  12. Tuesday 26 February 2013

  13. Schumacher to contest kart race in Italy 04:59

    Schumacher to contest kart race in Italy

    Michael Schumacher will be back in action at a karting event in Italy this weekend, with the seven-time Formula 1 World Champion entering a round of the WSK...

    F1
  14. Monday 3 September 2012

  15. Villeneuve teams up with Verstappen for Azerbaijan 14:43

    Villeneuve teams up with Verstappen for Azerbaijan

    Jacques Villeneuve, F1 World Champion of 1997, has signed up for the City Challenge GT Race in Azerbaijan. The event will be staged in early October, on the...

    F1
  16. Wednesday 29 August 2012

  17. Verstappen to make racing return in October 08:30

    Verstappen to make racing return in October

    Jos Verstappen will return to racing at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 R in October, competing in an invitational GT race on the streets of Baku, the...

    F1
  18. Tuesday 28 August 2012

  19. No outcome in Verstappen vandalism case 13:09

    No outcome in Verstappen vandalism case

    Magistrates in Roermond will not be ruling over a case of vandalism involving former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen. The situation has been declared...

    F1
  20. Thursday 2 August 2012

  21. Verstappen returning to court later in August 09:00

    Verstappen returning to court later in August

    Former F1 driver Jos Verstappen will appear in court on 28 August for a charge of vandalism. Several months ago the Dutchman was involved in more conflict,...

    F1
  22. Thursday 19 January 2012

  23. Verstappen to be released from jail on Friday 16:28

    Verstappen to be released from jail on Friday

    Former F1 driver Jos Verstappen will be released from jail on Friday. The Dutchman has been imprisoned since 4 January on the grounds of manslaughter,...

    F1
  24. Tuesday 10 January 2012

  25. Verstappen accused of more crimes 12:03

    Verstappen accused of more crimes

    Jos Verstappen, in addition to the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend, has now been charged with three more crimes according to Dutch television. So...

    F1
  26. Thursday 5 January 2012

  27. 'Verstappen facing fresh assault charges' 08:36

    'Verstappen facing fresh assault charges'

    Former Grand Prix driver Jos Verstappen was taken into custody on Wednesday on suspicion of abusing his ex-girlfriend. According to Dutch television network...

    F1
  28. Wednesday 7 December 2011

  29. 'Schumacher used driving aids' - Verstappen 09:25

    'Schumacher used driving aids' - Verstappen

    Jos Verstappen has reiterated his feelings that former Benetton team-mate Michael Schumacher used a selection of driving aids during the 1994 Formula 1...

    F1
  30. Wednesday 5 October 2011

  31. Frentzen, Verstappen and Stuck for ROC legends 14:57

    Frentzen, Verstappen and Stuck for ROC legends

    It has been confirmed by Race of Champions organisers that former Formula 1 racers Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Jos Verstappen (top) and Hans-Joachim Stuck will...

    F1
  32. Monday 15 August 2011

  33. 17:00

    Video: Verstappen drives Tyrrell at Zandvoort

    F1
  34. Sunday 31 July 2011

  35. Verstappen to drive Red Bull in Dutch demonstration 02:15

    Verstappen to drive Red Bull in Dutch demonstration

    In a fortnight’s time Jos Verstappen will be returning to the wheel of a Formula 1 car for a Red Bull demonstration at Zandvoort, former home of the Dutch G...

    F1
  36. Thursday 7 July 2011

  37. The title fight is over, says Verstappen 12:25

    The title fight is over, says Verstappen

    Ex F1 podium finisher Jos Verstappen does not believe the upcoming limitations on exhaust-blown diffusers will prevent Sebastian Vettel’s charge to a second...

    F1
  38. Friday 17 June 2011

  39. Verstappen: McLaren collision not Hamilton’s fault 09:28

    Verstappen: McLaren collision not Hamilton’s fault

    Former F1 podium finisher Jos Verstappen does not believe that blame lay with Lewis Hamilton as the two McLarens made contact in the early stages of the...

    F1
  40. Thursday 3 March 2011

  41. 'Ecclestone's fake rain idea ridiculous' - Verstappen 09:36

    'Ecclestone's fake rain idea ridiculous' - Verstappen

    Jos Verstappen has spoken out over the idea put forward by Formula 1 commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone, who believes that artificial rain should...

    F1
  42. Friday 31 December 2010

  43. Verstappen: Ferrari’s third-car plan has merit 12:53

    Verstappen: Ferrari’s third-car plan has merit

    Ferrari’s desire for the top teams to be able to enter a third car could be good for the sport, that’s the view of former F1 pilot Jos Verstappen. Indeed the...

    F1
  44. Thursday 9 December 2010

  45. Verstappen: Petrov worst driver of year 15:19

    Verstappen: Petrov worst driver of year

    Former Formula 1 pilot Jos Verstappen has said in his opinion Renault number #2 Vitaly Petrov was the most disappointing of driver of the season and he...

    F1
  46. Thursday 4 November 2010

  47. ‘RBR must now back Webber’ – Lauda, Verstappen 10:16

    ‘RBR must now back Webber’ – Lauda, Verstappen

    Former drivers Niki Lauda and Jos Verstappen believe that the time has come for Red Bull Racing to place its eggs in the basket of Mark Webber, with...

    F1
  48. Thursday 26 November 2009

  49. 'F1 in need of Schumacher return' - Verstappen 09:52

    'F1 in need of Schumacher return' - Verstappen

    Jos Verstappen, despite admitting that it may be no more than a rumour at present, believes that a genuine chance stands of Michael Schumacher returning to...

    F1
  50. Thursday 30 July 2009

  51. Verstappen not surprised by Ferrari's decision 11:13

    Verstappen not surprised by Ferrari's decision

    Michael Schumacher's former team-mate Jos Verstappen has said he is not surprised to see the German replace Felipe Massa at the next Grand Prix. The...

    F1
  52. Monday 5 January 2009

  53. Suspended sentence and fine for Verstappen 11:36

    Suspended sentence and fine for Verstappen

    Jos Verstappen was fined 1,650 euros for threatening his ex-wife and handed a suspended sentence of three months in prison. The former Formula 1 driver...

    F1
  54. Monday 7 April 2008

  55. Former F1 drivers win race 14:31

    Former F1 drivers win race

    Former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen claimed his first victory in the first race on the Le Mans Series Calendar. Meanwhile in Mexico, former Jordan and...

    F1
  56. Thursday 27 December 2007

  57. Verstappen joins Le Mans Series 10:10

    Verstappen joins Le Mans Series

    Former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen will soon be back in action. The Dutchman announced on Thursday morning he signed a contract with a Le Mans Series...

    F1
  58. Thursday 31 May 2007

  59. Verstappen: I'd love to test the Spyker F1 car! 06:00

    Verstappen: I'd love to test the Spyker F1 car!

    A couple of weeks ago one of Spyker F1's sponsors came up with an idea to invite former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen to have a go in Spyker's F1 car....

    F1
  60. Monday 14 May 2007

  61. Verstappen to return in F1 at Belgian Grand Prix? 08:00

    Verstappen to return in F1 at Belgian Grand Prix?

    The Spyker Formula 1 team could pull out a stunt by running former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen during a free practice session. Spyker's sponsor Trust...

    F1
  62. Wednesday 21 February 2007

  63. Verstappen says 'no' to Champcar 11:05

    Verstappen says 'no' to Champcar

    Former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen has announced that he will not join the Champ Car World Series this season. The former Minardi driver was close to a...

    F1
  64. Friday 29 July 2005

  65. 10:39

    Verstappen makes racing return

    Dutch F1 veteran Jos Verstappen will represent his country on the novel 'A1 grand prix' grid. The 33-year-old, who saw his grand prix career race away after...

    F1
  66. Tuesday 5 April 2005

  67. 11:12

    No seat for Verstappen

    Former Jaguar test driver Bjorn Wirdheim has landed a seat in the US' 'Champ Car' championship. The Swede will be paired at 'HVM' in 2005 by Denmark's...

    F1
  68. Friday 26 November 2004

  69. 18:35

    Two-seater action at Misano with Jos the Boss

    The fifth, and final, day of Minardi's week-long programme at the Autodromo Santamonica had a distinct flavour of the Bas Pays about it. The team's...

    F1
  70. Thursday 18 November 2004

  71. 09:20

    Verstappen to return

    Jos Verstappen may race in the DTM touring car championship, or the America-based Champ Car category, next season. The 32-year-old Dutch driver, who...

    F1
  72. Wednesday 18 August 2004

  73. 12:17

    Verstappen being operated on knee

    About five weeks ago Jos Verstappen suffered a collision at a karting track and injured his knee when his kart flipped upside-down. At the time it just...

    F1
  74. 06:00

    Verstappen focused on 2005 season

    It has been pretty quiet lately around Jos Verstappen. Last season the Dutchman was driving for Minardi, bringing with him Dutch sponsors such as Trust, W...

    F1
  75. Monday 5 July 2004

  76. 07:15

    Small injury for Verstappen

    During a karting practice session in Genk (Belgium) Jos Verstappen got a light injury on his calf. During a fight on the track with another driver both...

    F1
  77. Wednesday 26 May 2004

  78. 19:50

    Verstappen's Jordan test cancelled

    Jos Verstappen's planned test at Silverstone this coming Tuesday with the Jordan Formula One team has been cancelled by the Dutchman. Verstappen wasn't...

    F1
  79. Tuesday 11 May 2004

  80. 10:44

    Verstappen to race in Canada?

    The deal is done - Jos Verstappen is set to replace Nick Heidfeld at Jordan. According to media reports, when the Dutchman does a few laps at Silverstone...

    F1
  81. Wednesday 5 May 2004

  82. 15:15

    Photos - Verstappen seat fitting for Jordan

    F1
  83. 15:12

    Jordan to test Verstappen

    Today, Jos Verstappen had a seat fitting at the Jordan factory in preparation for a test drive which will take place on 1 June 2004 at Silverstone. He was...

    F1
  84. Saturday 24 April 2004

  85. 12:08

    Jordan rules out Verstappen comeback

    Jordan Formula One team chief Eddie Jordan has ruled out Dutchman Jos "the boss" Verstappen making a comeback with the team this season despite having...

    F1
  86. Friday 23 April 2004

  87. 16:34

    Trust and Jordan finally sign sponsorship contract

    From now on Trust is officially a sponsor of the Jordan Grand Prix team. The Trust logo has appeared on the Jordan mirrors and front wing since the start of...

    F1
  88. Tuesday 20 April 2004

  89. 18:46

    Verstappen set to test Jordan

    Jos Verstappen is set to make his F1 comeback sooner than expected according to F1Racing.net sources in the Netherlands. After meetings between Eddie Jordan...

    F1
  90. 11:09

    Jordan meets Verstappen agent

    Jos Verstappen might make a Formula One come-back sooner rather than later. The Dutchman, who missed out on a yellow seat in 2004, is back in bed with...

    F1
  91. Monday 19 April 2004

  92. 11:47

    Eddie Jordan meeting Trust and Verstappen

    On Monday morning Irish team boss Eddie Jordan will be meeting Jos Verstappen and his manager Raymond Vermeulen at the Trust head office in Dordrecht,...

    F1
  93. Thursday 15 April 2004

  94. 10:30

    Verstappen still has Trust

    Jos Verstappen and estranged F1 backer Trust have 'buried the hatchet.' A report on the Dutchman's website said he and Michel Perridon had an 'excellent'...

    F1
  95. Monday 8 March 2004

  96. 10:14

    Verstappen to make Minardi return?

    Jos Verstappen might re-ignite his Formula One career - in a Minardi. The Dutchman told Ruud Wildschut, chief of Minardi's title backer Wilux, that he...

    F1
  97. Saturday 28 February 2004

  98. 15:07

    Verstappen threatens to sue Trust

    Jos Verstappen and his manager (and former F1 driver) Huub Rothengatter are furious with former sponsor Trust. Trust is about to close a deal with the...

    F1
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