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. Stewart: Verstappen can be a superstar 09:52

    Stewart: Verstappen can be a superstar

    Sir Jackie Stewart believes Max Verstappen can be a "young superstar", providing the 17-year-old can deal with the pressure of competing at the pinnacle of...

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  4. Monday 29 September 2014

  5. Verstappen confirmed for Suzuka practice 11:19

    Verstappen confirmed for Suzuka practice

    Toro Rosso has confirmed that future racer Max Verstappen will drive at a Formula 1 event for the first time this weekend, when he takes to the wheel during...

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  6. Verstappen passes extensive medical tests 09:41

    Verstappen passes extensive medical tests

    Max Verstappen has passed an extensive medical evaluation as preparations ramp up for his maiden Formula 1 campaign with Toro Rosso in 2015, when he will...

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  7. Wednesday 24 September 2014

  8. Marko compares Verstappen to Senna 13:30

    Marko compares Verstappen to Senna

    Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has likened new Toro Rosso signing Max Verstappen, who will become the youngest driver in F1 history when he joins the grid...

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  9. Friday 19 September 2014

  10. Verstappen could get Suzuka practice outing 16:44

    Verstappen could get Suzuka practice outing

    Max Verstappen could take part in his first official Formula 1 session at the Japanese Grand Prix. The 16-year-old Dutch talent conducted his first...

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  11. Thursday 18 September 2014

  12. Sainz 'very upset' with Verstappen signing 10:07

    Sainz 'very upset' with Verstappen signing

    Carlos Sainz, the father of Carlos Sainz Jr., has admitted that the pair were "very upset" after hearing that Dutch youngster Max Verstappen had been handed...

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  13. Friday 12 September 2014

  14. 09:11

    F1 photos: Verstappen's STR test at Adria

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  15. Wednesday 10 September 2014

  16. Verstappen set for Super Licence after Adria test 18:51

    Verstappen set for Super Licence after Adria test

    Future Toro Rosso racer Max Verstappen is set to be granted a Super Licence by the FIA after he surpassed the required mileage total during a private test...

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  17. Saturday 6 September 2014

  18. 04:17

    Video of the Day: Verstappen's F1 demo

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  19. Wednesday 3 September 2014

  20. Verstappen completes seat fitting at Toro Rosso 10:25

    Verstappen completes seat fitting at Toro Rosso

    Max Verstappen had a seat fitting with Toro Rosso on Tuesday during a visit to the Italian team's factory in Faenza. The 16-year-old, who will become the...

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  21. Sunday 31 August 2014

  22. Verstappen damages wing during Rotterdam run 15:42

    Verstappen damages wing during Rotterdam run

    Dutch youngster Max Verstappen has had a minor crash during his first public Formula 1 outing at the VKV City Racing event in Rotterdam. Verstappen, 16,...

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  23. Friday 29 August 2014

  24. 14:04

    Video: Verstappen drives F1 car in Rotterdam

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  25. Verstappen compares driving style to Alonso 09:44

    Verstappen compares driving style to Alonso

    Newly-signed Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen, son of ex-Formula 1 star Jos, claims that his driving style is closest to two-time World Champion Fernando...

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  26. Tuesday 26 August 2014

  27. Verstappen makes Formula 1 test debut 14:32

    Verstappen makes Formula 1 test debut

    Max Verstappen tested a Formula 1 car for the very first time today at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire. The 16-year-old, who will become...

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  28. Monday 25 August 2014

  29. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Youngsters on Max promotion

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  30. Sunday 24 August 2014

  31. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Verstappen on F1 graduation

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  32. Saturday 23 August 2014

  33. Villeneuve hits out at Verstappen signing 10:34

    Villeneuve hits out at Verstappen signing

    1997 Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villenuve has hit out at Red Bull's decision to promote Max Verstappen to a Toro Rosso seat for 2015, claiming it is...

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  34. Friday 22 August 2014

  35. Formula 1 drivers on Verstappen promotion 12:27

    Formula 1 drivers on Verstappen promotion

    Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver in Formula 1's history when he joins the grid at just 17 years of age next season. A hot paddock topic ahead...

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  36. Thursday 21 August 2014

  37. Verstappen set for trio of practice outings 18:22

    Verstappen set for trio of practice outings

    Max Verstappen is set for practice outings with Toro Rosso at the final three rounds of the 2014 season. In 2015, Verstappen, son of ex-Formula 1 pilot...

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  38. Pérez likens Verstappen rise to Räikkönen 12:57

    Pérez likens Verstappen rise to Räikkönen

    Sergio Pérez sees no reason why Max Verstappen cannot succeed when he graduates to Formula 1. Verstappen, who will be 17 by the time of his debut with...

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  39. Wolff told Verstappen to pick Red Bull 09:40

    Wolff told Verstappen to pick Red Bull

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has claimed that he told Max Verstappen to pick Red Bull's offer of a Toro Rosso seat for the 2015 season over his own team as it...

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  40. Wednesday 20 August 2014

  41. Watson: Verstappen must grow up quickly 15:46

    Watson: Verstappen must grow up quickly

    Ex-Formula 1 driver John Watson has warned that Max Verstappen will have to "grow up really quickly" next season. Verstappen, who will become the...

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  42. Tuesday 19 August 2014

  43. Marko: Verstappen has 'unbelievable speed' 15:30

    Marko: Verstappen has 'unbelievable speed'

    Red Bull Motorsport Consultant Helmut Marko has praised new Toro Rosso signing Max Verstappen, describing the Dutch youngster as a 'special' talent with...

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  44. Verstappen gets F1 outing in Rotterdam 10:25

    Verstappen gets F1 outing in Rotterdam

    Max Verstappen will drive a Formula 1 car for the first time when he demonstrates a Toro Rosso around the streets of Rotterdam at the end of the...

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  45. '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...

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  46. Monday 18 August 2014

  47. Verstappen to race for Toro Rosso in 2015 20:19

    Verstappen to race for Toro Rosso in 2015

    Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver in Formula 1 history after it was confirmed that he will race for Toro Rosso in 2015. Verstappen, who will...

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  48. Tuesday 12 August 2014

  49. Max Verstappen joins Red Bull Junior Team 16:04

    Max Verstappen joins Red Bull Junior Team

    Max Verstappen, son of ex-Formula 1 driver Jos, has signed up to Red Bull's junior programme. The 16-year-old Dutchman, contesting his first season of...

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  50. Sunday 3 March 2013

  51. 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...

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  52. Tuesday 26 February 2013

  53. 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...

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