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Max Verstappen

The lowdown on Max Verstappen

Lee McKenzie's view

"Max is growing up in front of the world's eyes. He's a lovely person but a real racer too.

"He's got a huge amount of talent - you don't need me to tell you about that! - but I also see in him the same steeliness that I recognise in Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel. 

"When he was asked to move over for his former Toro Rosso teammate Carlos Sainz Jr he simply wasn't going to do that and while he laughs and jokes and overtakes round the outside in places he shouldn't, he's shown he's hard as nails on a racetrack."

F1’s youngest ever winner, Max Verstappen has enjoyed an unprecedented rise to the peak of the sport since debuting for Toro Rosso in 2015.

Undeniably the most exciting young talent to appear in F1 in recent times, the feisty Verstappen, son of ex-racer Jos, has already smashed a series of records and he’s still just a teen.

Red Bull caused a stir when they plucked Verstappen straight from Formula 3 and placed him into F1 at just 17-years-old last year.

Some said he was too young, too inexperienced, but he silenced his doubters with a starring maiden season, wowing with his race craft, blend of maturity and zealous approach to passing.

Max started 2016 with Toro Rosso, but was promoted to the senior Red Bull squad after just four races, just in time for the Spanish Grand Prix.

He only went and won it… What next for Verstappen?