Max Emilian Verstappen (Dutch pronunciation: [m?ks e??milij?n v?r?st?p?(n)]; born 30 September 1997) is a Belgian-Dutch racing driver who competes under the Dutch flag in Formula One with Red Bull Racing. At the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, when he was aged 17 years, 166 days, he became the youngest driver to compete in Formula One. He holds eight other "firsts" in Formula One racing.
After spending the 2015 season with Scuderia Toro Rosso, he started his 2016 campaign with the Italian team before being promoted to parent team Red Bull Racing after four races as a replacement for Daniil Kvyat. At the age of 18, he won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix on his debut for Red Bull Racing, becoming the youngest-ever driver and the first Dutch driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix.
Over the course of the next three seasons he achieved another seven race victories, including the first for a Honda-powered car since 2006, and 2 pole positions. He finished the 2019 championship in third place, ahead of both Ferrari drivers. Verstappen is due to remain at Red Bull until the end of the 2023 season after signing a contract extension