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Dutch teenager Max Verstappen to become youngest Formula One driver

Aug 20, 2014 14:39 IST

Max Verstappen of Netherlands will become the youngest Formula One (F1) driver in the F1 history when he will compete for the 2015 season. For the 2015 season he will make the F1 debut with Scuderia Toro Rosso.

By the time he competes for the 2015 season, he will be 17 years and few months old and thus will beat the age record currently held by Spain's Jaime Alguersuari, who was 19 years and 125 days when he made his debut in 1990 in Hungarian Grand Prix with Toro Rosso.

Verstappen currently racing in Formula Three is the son of former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen, who had contested for 106 Grands Prix for teams such as Benetton and Tyrrell between 1994 and 2003.

The youngest driver to earn a Championship point is Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat, who was 19 when he finished ninth in this season's opening race in Australia. The Russian will be Verstappen's team-mate in 2015.

Youngest F1 Drivers

F1's youngest drivers

Jaime Alguersuari

19 years, 125 days

2009 Hungarian Grand Prix

Mike Thackwell

19 years, 182 days

1980 Canadian Grand Prix

Ricardo Rodriguez

19 years, 208 days

1961 Italian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso

19 years, 218 days

2001 Australian Grand Prix

Esteban Tuero

19 years, 320 days

1998 Australian Grand Prix






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