Youngest Formula One World Champion
Max Verstappen is the current youngest driver to earn a world championship. The Dutchman started out at the very young age of 14 when he qualified for the championship round in Japan, qualifying fourth out of all of the rookies. Since then, he has gone on to win two more world championships and become one of the youngest world champions to accomplish it. He also became the youngest driver to capture the Formula One championship for a third time. At just 23 years old, he will be the youngest ever to hold the Formula One title.
While it may seem impossible to win a championship with only so many races under your belt, it is quite possible. In fact, the only thing that could stop him is if he was banned by the sport’s governing body. However, as long as he practices according to the rules of the series, he is allowed to participate in the championship rounds until he is forty five years of age. The youngest f1 world champion will be 34 if he wins his second consecutive Formula One title. Even then, it may be close as Lewis Hamilton is only a few months older than Verstappen.
135 If the teenager does earn his spot on the podium this season, he will have to win the next Formula One season championship during the next season in order to retain his title. Should he lose in the next season, he will be ineligible to take part in the championship again in the following year. Winning a drivers championship during the next season also puts him in line for a possible move to Formula One with Manor in the following year, should he choose to leave Benstallier Racing to sign a contract with the British team.
This is only one of the achievements that Verstappen has had in his young career. The Dutchman also became the youngest ever driver to compete in both Formula One and the NASCAR open-wheeler ranks. Only Riccardo Patrese and Kimano at 18 years and six months, respectively, have accomplished more in their Formula One careers, though both have yet to win a championship. The youngest f1 world champion in history will be either teammate Lewis Hamilton or rookie Daniel Ricciardi.
Of course, winning the first world championship for a team is not a guarantee of future success. A team needs many factors in order to be successful, such as management, sponsors, management and racing talent. However, it is safe to say that the addition of Maarten Steen and Edi Rast in the respective positions of team manager and driver coach bring the team’s future success much closer than they were in recent seasons. These two men bring a wealth of experience and understanding of the sport to the team, bringing a refreshing new perspective to the table. Both men have proven that it takes more than just raw speed and racing ability to succeed in Formula One, and have gotten the team one step closer to eternal youth.
The youngest race driver in history is now the team’s youngest ever world champion, and the youngest driver in history to have won two races. With these achievements, Maarten van Green is now second in the all time list of youngest race drivers. With these two races, he has proven that he has what it takes to become not only the youngest driver to become a world champion, but the youngest ever to win a Formula One race. Now, he has the chance to show what he can do to the rest of the drivers competing in Formula One in a thrilling battle for the title.