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. Caterham says it is operating as normal 21:05

    Caterham says it is operating as normal

    The Caterham F1 team says its base at Leafield continues to operate as normal and that preparations are ongoing for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix...

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  3. 18:05

    Video: Pirelli's guide to the Japanese GP

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  4. Hugo Boss switches from McLaren to Mercedes 17:15

    Hugo Boss switches from McLaren to Mercedes

    Hugo Boss will become a team partner of the Mercedes Formula 1 team next season, it has been confirmed. The announcement, which was expected, brings to...

    F1
  5. Räikkönen 'finally' has good feeling with car 15:05

    Räikkönen 'finally' has good feeling with car

    Kimi Räikkönen is in an optimistic frame of mind ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix after finally finding the sweet spot with his Ferrari. Räikkönen ret...

    F1
  6. 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
  7. 13:30

    Video: Rosberg previews the Japanese GP

    F1
  8. Sauber ceases de Silvestro driving programme 13:00

    Sauber ceases de Silvestro driving programme

    Sauber has terminated Simona de Silvestro's driving programme due to "financial reasons on her side", the team has confirmed to GPUpdate.net. De...

    F1
  9. Honda: No decision yet on 2015 drivers 12:55

    Honda: No decision yet on 2015 drivers

    McLaren has not yet made a decision on its driver line-up for 2015, Honda's Head of Motorsport Yasuhisa Arai has said. Honda and McLaren will team up...

    F1
  10. Salo named as Suzuka driver steward 11:30

    Salo named as Suzuka driver steward

    Mika Salo will be the FIA driver steward for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. Salo, who is a regular in the Formula 1 paddock due to his...

    F1
  11. Honda reveals first image of new F1 engine 10:36

    Honda reveals first image of new F1 engine

    Honda has released the first image of its 2015 Formula 1 power unit on the eve of this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix. Honda will return to the sport next...

    F1
  12. 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...

    F1
  13. Kobayashi keeps Caterham seat for Suzuka 08:18

    Kobayashi keeps Caterham seat for Suzuka

    Kamui Kobayashi will retain his Caterham seat for his home race at Suzuka this weekend, alongside regular driver Marcus Ericsson. Kobayashi's future has...

    F1
  14. 05:04

    Suzuka memories: Häkkinen vs Schumacher

    F1
  15. Tuesday 30 September 2014

  16. Renault braced for engine penalties 16:03

    Renault braced for engine penalties

    Renault says it is braced for a spate of engine penalties in the closing stages of the 2014 season. Toro Rosso rookie Daniil Kvyat became the first...

    F1
  17. 11:59

    Video: Force India drivers preview Suzuka

    F1
  18. Ferrari 'determined' to overhaul Williams 11:55

    Ferrari 'determined' to overhaul Williams

    Ferrari says it is "determined" to reclaim third in the Constructors' standings during the season run-in. With five rounds remaining, the Maranello-based...

    F1
  19. Button says McLaren on 'upward curve' 10:03

    Button says McLaren on 'upward curve'

    Jenson Button believes that his McLaren team is on an "upward curve" with the development of the MP4-29 chassis, even though he admits the car is unlikely...

    F1
  20. 05:07

    Suzuka memories: Senna, Prost collide, 1990

    F1
  21. Monday 29 September 2014

  22. 16:24

    Video: Sainz Jr. inspects shopping mall

    F1
  23. Hamilton yearning for first Suzuka win 11:58

    Hamilton yearning for first Suzuka win

    Lewis Hamilton has his sights fixed on claiming his first ever victory at the Suzuka circuit this weekend. Although Hamilton is a winner of the Japanese...

    F1
  24. 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...

    F1
  25. Single DRS zone retained at Suzuka 11:11

    Single DRS zone retained at Suzuka

    The FIA has retained a single DRS zone for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix. As in previous years at the Suzuka circuit, the activation area runs along...

    F1
  26. Force India continuing to develop VJM07 10:49

    Force India continuing to develop VJM07

    Force India boss Vijay Mallya says the team will continue to develop the VJM07 chassis over the closing stages of the 2014 campaign as it attempts to fend...

    F1
  27. 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...

    F1
  28. 05:12

    Suzuka memories: Räikkönen's last-lap pass

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  29. Sunday 28 September 2014

  30. Caterham has performed a small miracle – Ravetto 10:24

    Caterham has performed a small miracle – Ravetto

    Caterham Team Principal Manfredi Ravetto believes that the squad has achieved a "small miracle" in 2014, following the takeover of the team by a group of...

    F1
  31. Lotus pair hopeful of more 2014 points 07:28

    Lotus pair hopeful of more 2014 points

    Lotus drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado say that they have not ruled out adding to the squad's points tally across the remaining five races of...

    F1
  32. 05:04

    Video of the Day: F1 in every Renault – Umbrella

    F1
  33. Saturday 27 September 2014

  34. Red Bull sure of closer Renault relationship 15:20

    Red Bull sure of closer Renault relationship

    Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko says that the current champions will have a closer relationship with engine supplier Renault in 2015, after confirming that...

    F1
  35. Chester doubts F1 will enforce telemetry ban 07:14

    Chester doubts F1 will enforce telemetry ban

    Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester says he doubts Formula 1 will add a telemetry ban to its radio clampdown as the sport continues to explore ways of...

    F1
  36. 05:06

    Video of the Day: Virtual lap of Sochi track

    F1
  37. Friday 26 September 2014

  38. Substance contamination caused Rosberg failure 19:31

    Substance contamination caused Rosberg failure

    Mercedes has revealed that a freak substance contamination contributed to Nico Rosberg's retirement from last weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Rosberg was...

    F1
  39. Radiator seal led to Magnussen issue 12:05

    Radiator seal led to Magnussen issue

    McLaren has confirmed that a broken radiator seal led to hot air being pumped into Kevin Magnussen's cockpit during the Singapore Grand Prix, with action...

    F1
  40. Caterham eager to retain Ericsson 11:01

    Caterham eager to retain Ericsson

    Caterham's new team boss, Manfredi Ravetto, says he wants to hold on to Marcus Ericsson for 2015. Although the season has been particularly challenging...

    F1
  41. McLaren: Too late for third cars in 2015 10:07

    McLaren: Too late for third cars in 2015

    McLaren's Eric Boullier says there is not enough time for F1 teams to add a third car for the 2015 campaign, claiming that outfits would need at least half...

    F1
  42. 05:07

    Video of the Day: Hamilton on title race

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  43. Thursday 25 September 2014

  44. Force India wants third-car compensation 12:47

    Force India wants third-car compensation

    Force India's Vijay Mallya would expect compensation if his team is forced to run a third car in 2015. Should the grid fall from 11 to eight teams, an...

    F1
  45. 10:00

    Video: Project Brabham – A new model for racing

    F1
  46. Brabham team could return to Formula 1 09:46

    Brabham team could return to Formula 1

    The Brabham name will make its racing return by entering the World Endurance Championship (WEC) next year, the intended first step in a journey back to the...

    F1
  47. 05:17

    Video of the Day: Button and The Brownlees

    F1
  48. Wednesday 24 September 2014

  49. 14:45

    Video: Eddie Irvine returns to Ferrari

    F1
  50. 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...

    F1
  51. Schumacher's son runner-up in World Karting 12:02

    Schumacher's son runner-up in World Karting

    Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time F1 World Champion Michael, was crowned World Karting Vice-Champion in the KF-Junior class last weekend, after...

    F1
  52. Ricciardo launches own kart brand 09:59

    Ricciardo launches own kart brand

    Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has launched his own go-kart brand, entitled Ricciardo Kart. Designed, manufactured and distributed by Birel ART and...

    F1
  53. Mark Sutton: Story behind the shot - Singapore 09:42

    Mark Sutton: Story behind the shot - Singapore

    Especially for lovers of motorsport photography, GPUpdate.net is this season running a feature series entitled Story behind the shot. Mark Sutton of Sutton...

    F1
  54. 05:12

    Video of the Day: F1 in every Renault – Pit-stop

    F1
  55. Tuesday 23 September 2014

  56. Lotus 'very close to scoring points' 18:02

    Lotus 'very close to scoring points'

    Lotus Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi has said that he was happy with the squad's performance in the Singapore Grand Prix, even though the outfit...

    F1
  57. Lauda: Hamilton worth every penny 17:12

    Lauda: Hamilton worth every penny

    Niki Lauda says Lewis Hamilton showed why he is paid what he is after his second win in a row and his seventh of the season in the Singapore Grand...

    F1
  58. Kaltenborn: New Sauber in the making 16:27

    Kaltenborn: New Sauber in the making

    Sauber Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn says the outfit's 2015 Formula 1 car is "in the making" and that it "has not forgotten how to make good...

    F1
  59. Marussia: We will complete season 14:41

    Marussia: We will complete season

    Marussia will finish the 2014 Formula 1 season, Sporting Director Graeme Lowdon has insisted. Marussia is believed to be one of a number of teams in...

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