Became the youngest Formula One driver in the history of the sport at 17 years 166 days, breaking Jaime Alguersuari’s existing record by almost two years. The son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, he competes for the Toro Rosso team and was fourth in both the Hungarian and US Grand Prix. He finished the season 12thin the World Drivers’ Championship with 49 points. At the end of the season, Verstappen received three awards from the FIA, the world governing body of motor sport: Rookie of the Year, Personality of the Year and Action of the Year for his overtake on Felipe Nasr through Blanchimont corner at the Belgian Grand Prix.

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