Tag Archive: Max Verstappen

Oct 31

Verstappen wants Vergne to be Toro Rosso teammate

Max Verstappen says he would prefer to be Jean-Eric Vergne’s teammate next year.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (4) Red Bull, the owner of Toro Rosso, is yet to decide whether the experienced Frenchman Vergne, 24, will get one more year at Faenza, or if the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion Carlos Sainz jr will be promoted. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Sainz must wait another month for Toro Rosso news

An increasingly impatient Carlos Sainz jr says he will have to wait another month for Red Bull to decide his future in formula one.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) “After what we have achieved this year,” the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion told Spain’s Marca, “there is no alternative choice for me other than formula one.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Sainz says he ‘deserves’ Toro Rosso debut

Carlos Sainz jr is convinced he should be handed his F1 debut by backer Red Bull.

Carlos Sainz Jr The 20-year-old is the newly crowned champion of the highly rated Formula Renault 3.5 series, but he was overlooked by Red Bull for a guaranteed seat at the junior team Toro Rosso for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Marko yet to tell Sainz of plans for 2015

Even now crowned the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion, Carlos Sainz jr is still in the dark about his F1 future.

Carlos Sainz - Spa 2014 Clearly the cream of Red Bull’s hopeful clan of young development drivers, the 20-year-old is in the running to replace Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso in 2015. But with the 17-year-old Max Verstappen already signed up, it is clear that team boss Franz Tost and owner Dietrich Mateschitz think keeping the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne on board might be the smarter play. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Auer wins final race of 2014, Blomqvist runner-up in drivers’ standings

Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) concluded his second year in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with his third victory of the season.
F3 - Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg British drivers Jordan King (Carlin) and Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) followed behind the 20-year-old Austrian.  With this third place, Blomqvist also secured himself second place in the final drivers’ standings of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing), who will be racing in Formula 1 for Toro Rosso next year, finished sixth in his final race in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship ahead of Ocon.

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Oct 18

Max Verstappen wins, Prema Powerteam team champions

With his tenth victory of the season, Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort) extended his margin from rival Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin).
F3 - Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg In the battle for runner-up spot in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship drivers’ standings, Verstappen is now in front with a margin of 13 points. At the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the 17-year-old Dutchman, who already took part in his first free practice in Formula 1, took the chequered flag as the winner from Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) and Tom Blomqvist.

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Oct 17

Max Verstappen claims pole position at Hockenheim

The 17-year-old is one of the three candidates who are battling for second place in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
F3 -Van Amersfoort Racing - Max Verstappen Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:32.002 minutes) set the fastest time in first qualifying and thus claimed pole position for the 31st season race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

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Oct 17

Toro Rosso hopeful Sainz ‘patient’ amid Vergne reports

Carlos Sainz jr says he is being “patient” as Red Bull decides his future in formula one.

2014-06-08_0863 Before Sebastian Vettel blew the ‘silly season’ wide open and Daniil Kvyat got the call to replace him at Red Bull Racing next year, Spanish rookie Sainz was licking his wounds at having missed out on a Toro Rosso debut for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mateschitz hints Vergne to keep Toro Rosso seat

It is more and more certain that Jean-Eric Vergne will secure at least one more year with Toro Rosso.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (1) Earlier, the 24-year-old Frenchman had been left out in the cold by the Red Bull junior team, as teenage Max Verstappen was signed up for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Verstappen wins, Ocon is the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Champion

At the 4.909 kilometres long Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari
F3 - Max Verstappen Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) claimed his ninth victory in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in an action-packed 30th race of the season.

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Oct 12

Blomqvist wins from Verstappen – battle for title remains open

He dominated the race at the 4.909 kilometres long Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola
F3 - Jagonya Ayam with Carlin - Tom Blomqvist 20-year-old British driver Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) claimed victory in the 29th season race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

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Oct 12

Verstappen with Vergne ‘makes sense’ for 2015 – Tost

Jean-Eric Vergne is now a hot contender to keep his seat at Toro Rosso next year.

IMG_0601 The Red Bull-owned team earlier announced the Frenchman’s impending departure, to make room for the teenage sensation Max Verstappen in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Max Verstappen unbeatable in second qualifying

The 17-year-old came out on top both in the ranking of the fastest and of the second-fastest laps.
F3 -Van Amersfoort Racing - Max Verstappen After Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) didn’t make it to the finish in the 28th season race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 4.909 kilometres long Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, he showed his class in the second qualifying a few hours later.

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Oct 11

Vergne could keep Toro Rosso seat – Tost

Jean-Eric Vergne is back in the running to keep his seat at Toro Rosso in 2015.

2014-06-07_0929 In August, the Faenza based team said the Frenchman would leave at the end of this season as it replaces him with teenage sensation Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) made his comeback on the top step of the podium at the 4.909 kilometres long Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari

Esteban Ocon takes lights-to-flag win, Max Verstappen retires

F3 - Prema Powerteam - Imola - Esteban Ocon action The 18-year-old Frenchman won the 28th race of the season and thus also wrapped up the title in the rookie classification of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Max Verstappen on top after second day of testing at Imola

Second day of the official mid-season-test at the 4.909 kilometres long circuit of Imola

F3 - Max Verstappen Although Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:36.553 minutes) has already signed his Formula 1 contract and also has taken part in his first free practice session in the category, he keeps on pushing in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

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Oct 04

Toro Rosso considering Sainz for 2015

Red Bull has not denied that Carlos Sainz jr is the obvious choice to replace Daniil Kvyat in 2015.

Carlos Sainz Suzuka and the sport was rocked on Saturday when it emerged Sebastian Vettel is leaving Red Bull’s senior team, with the 20-year-old Russian Kvyat to replace him. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

McLaren says ‘works’ status could attract Alonso

Not many well-informed insiders in the Suzuka paddock still believe Fernando Alonso will be a Ferrari driver in 2015.

IMG_6345 In fact, the growing consensus is that the Spaniard’s contract termination will be made public after the Japanese grand prix weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Max Verstappen is making his Formula 1 debut

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

A few weeks ago, Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) signed his first Formula 1 contract and this Friday, he already took part in his first official Free Practice session for the Toro Rosso team.

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Oct 01

‘Faster’ cars would make F1 ‘harder’ – Coulthard

The best way to make F1 cars harder to drive is to make them faster.

IMG_4172 That is the view of retired grand prix veteran David Coulthard, following reports the sport’s governing FIA is concerned the challenge of driving an F1 car today is ‘too easy’. Read the rest of this entry »

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