We all know about Fernando Alonso’s abysmal luck this year, with a trail of broken engines left wherever he seems to race. Max Verstappen is certainly Alonso’s bad luck buddy, as he’s retired five times in the past seven races. Verstappen and Alonso both got taken out at the first turn today at the Austrian Grand…
Whatever you give Red Bull Formula One drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo to drive, they’ll race it—even if it’s a pair of Aston Martin convertibles towing flimsy wooden camper trailers.
I understand none of this but I appreciate its remarkable prominent swearing.
Who wants a ride at the Formula One team that’s absolutely steamrolled their competition for the past few years? Shortly after Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg announced his surprise retirement from the sport, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen showed up to the party as thirsty as a man who’d just hiked across Abu Dhabi.
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has one job today: play it safe, and win the championship. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Don’t get into any crashes. He has the right car. Make the podium and you get the championship. Only, well, this spectacular pass around Red Bull’s Max Verstappen happened.
As usual, the two Mercedes cars already sped cleanly away at the start, however, the mid-field wasn’t as lucky. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen collided side-by-side with Nico Hülkenberg right at the start, spinning him around to see oncoming traffic.
We already saw a car eat wall right before pit lane, so when everyone saw Red Bull Formula One driver Max Verstappen get loose on lap 39 and start to spin in the same place, we knew we were probably seeing a second-place retirement. Verstappen miraculously got the car straight again and kept going like a boss.
You know those shows where the interviewer knows unbelievably personal details about the interviewee’s background? The first record they bought? Their first dog’s favorite afternoon snack? Here’s what happens when that goes terribly wrong.
The last spot on the podium for the Formula One Mexican Grand Prix must be a revolving door instead of the usual step. First, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen lost third place for taking a shortcut to keep his position, giving the podium spot to Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Hilariously, Vettel later lost third place…
After blocking Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel from third position despite even his own team telling him to move over, Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen waltzed into the pre-podium room to celebrate. That’s when Verstappen, who has a history of blocking, found out he wouldn’t be getting third place.
Poor Max Verstappen had the worst luck during the Formula One United States Grand Prix. Before ultimately retiring with a gearbox problem, he surprised the Red Bull pit crew when he came in for a routine tire change.
Formula One steering wheels have colorful knobs and buttons for everything under the sun. Here’s a close-up shot of Max Verstappen’s Red Bull steering wheel from this year’s United States Grand Prix.
Alert! Warning! This is not a drill! Something unexpected happened during a Formula One race! Lewis Hamilton retired from the lead of the race after his oh-so-reliable Mercedes power unit started belching big flames. Hamilton’s engine was blown, coming to a halt on lap 42 of 56.
Contact at the first corner of the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix between Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg, sent Rosberg—the other Mercedes battling for a world drivers’ championship—spinning out of the front of the pack.
Formula One’s Singapore Grand Prix has a bit of a reputation for unwanted beings making their way onto the race track, and we’re not talking about the dominant Mercedes F1 drivers. This year, the unwanted being was a giant lizard in the middle of the track during a practice session.
Max Verstappen claimed a second-place starting position for the Belgian Grand Prix today, breaking a 55-year-old record for the youngest front-row starter in Formula One history, per Sky Sports. I don’t think we’d be lion if we told you this dude was ecstatic over that, either.
Every year, the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix seems to be Red Bull’s opportunity to remind the world that their eXtrEme garbage beverage of choice comes from the central European nation, and to celebrate that heritage. Really, though, look at these matching lederhosen race suits. That’s too much, you guys.
For the past few years, Formula 1 has had some random old person interview the top three drivers of the race as they stand on the podium. It should come as little surprise that this is a terrible and great idea.
At 18 years and 227 days old, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen dethroned Sebastian Vettel as Formula One’s youngest-ever grand prix winner. This was Verstappen’s first race with Red Bull after having been promoted from Red Bull’s junior team, Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Oh, Red Bull. Never change. Here are the four Red Bull and Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers in perhaps the best press photo of the year. Which beefcake from N*CARS is most worthy of a Tiger Beat centerfold? Please, caption away.