Dutch teenager Max Verstappen has become the youngest driver in formula one history having signed for the Torro Rosso team.
The sixteen-year-old is not old enough to apply for a driving licence in the Netherlands but will be racing a Red Bull racing car round every circuit next season.
It all started for him in a go-kart.
“At four-year-old I was on a go-kart track and I saw somebody driving who was even younger than me. So I called my dad and said I wanted to have a go-kart but he said no, he wanted me to start at six but then after I kept pushing to have a go-kart and I finally started when I was four and a half,” he explained.
Verstappen, who will turn 17 next month has won a string of go-kart titles including the world championship and is currently challenging for the European Formula Three title.
Racing is in the genes. His father Jos is a former Grand Prix driver and one-time racing partner of Michael Schumacher.