2X WDC champion Max Verstappen is a new sensation in the paddock and fans have started comparing him to GOATs such as Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, and Sebastian Vettel. He won his first WDC with Red Bull edging over 7X WDC champion from Britain, Lewis Hamilton. His first championship win was a matter of controversy as he clinched it due to a yellow flag in the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP. His second championship saw Vettel-Esque domination with him finishing the season with 454 points with a staggering 146 points lead over Charles Leclerc, who finished second.
At a tender age, Verstappen started his motorsport journey in karting, and he rapidly ascended through the ranks. He raced in a single-seater for the initial time in the Formula 3 European Championship in 2014, where he ranked third overall. Verstappen moved to Formula Renault 2.0 the following year and clinched the title in his first season.
Verstappen joined the Toro Rosso squad in 2015, rendering him the Formula One driver with the youngest age ever. In his first race, he finished in the top 10, and in his first five starts overall, he scored points on four occasions. He had an immediate effect.
Who is Kelly Piquet?
Due to her relationship with Red Bull Racing Driver Max Verstappen, Kelly Piquet has recently been much better known to Formula One fans. Nevertheless, Kelly is much more than just a racing driver’s girlfriend. She has a stellar career in motorsport and a notable family background in the sport, making her an accomplished professional in her own right.
Kelly, the daughter of former Formula One driver and three-time world champion Nelson Piquet, was born on December 7, 1988, in Germany. Sylvia Tamsma, a model and television personality from Brazil, is her mother. Kelly was raised in Brazil, wherein she began her racing career at the age of 14 by engaging in karting competitions.
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But Kelly was not satisfied and moved on to Europe in 2010 to race in the Formula Renault UK Series, her racing career immediately took off. She continued to race in a number of other racing series, such as the Formula E Championship, GP3 Series, and British Formula Three Championship. In her racing career, Kelly has earned some remarkable milestones, including a triumph in the 2015 GP3 Series at Monza.
If that was not enough, Kelly also has experience working in the motorsports sector as a writer and broadcaster. She has presented for the FIA Formula E Championship and other motorsport events, as well as written for a number of publications, including The Guardian and Autosport.
Max Verstappen and Kelly Piquet’s relationship
Kelly and Max Verstappen’s relationship was publicly disclosed in the year 2020. Since then, the couple has been spotted together at a number of races and events. The couple appears to be managing to get along despite their packed schedules, and often post images of one another on social media.
Kelly seems to have a distinct view of Formula One owing to her career in motorsport and her family’s history in the industry. She recently discussed her love for her boyfriend’s talent and his commitment to his craft in an interview.
Kelly Piquet dated the Russian driver Daniil Kvyat, who was subsequently succeeded by her current partner Max Verstappen in 2018 but was given the opportunity to return with Scuderia Toro Rosso. With Verstappen on the podium at the German Grand Prix 2019, Kvyat made an impressive and controversial comeback and also welcomed a daughter, Penelope, with Piquet. The couple initially kept their relationship a secret, but Piquet confirmed the relationship with Kvyat in a May 2018 interview with the Brazilian magazine Caras, describing him as a sweet, funny, and intelligent individual. The relationship was short-lived despite their best efforts as Kelly and Daniil broke up in 2019 and Piquet went on dating her now-boyfriend, Max Verstappen in late 2020.
Kelly Piquet is dating with Daniil Kvyat 🙂— F1 Ladies (@f1ladys) January 15, 2017
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Overall, viewers can assume that Max Verstappen and Kelly Piquet’s relationship is sincere. Red Bull had a fantastic start to the 2023 season with the Dutch driver taking P1 and sharing the podium with teammate Sergio Perez. The year seems bright for Red Bull.
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