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Max Verstappen given keys to Torro Rosso formula one car


Max Verstappen given keys to Torro Rosso formula one car


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.

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