F1's (soon-to-be) youngest ever driver, 16-year-old Max Verstappen: PHOTOS

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At just 16 years old, Max Verstappen has signed for Red Bull's Toro Rosso F1 team for the 2015 season -- making him 17 years old in the opening round of the championship, the youngest driver ever by nearly two years. Currently he is too young to hold a driver's license in his home country of the Netherlands, and even next year, he won't be able to drive without adult supervision.

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When the lights go out for the opening round of the 2015 Formula One World Championship season, Max Verstappen will be just 17 years old
Max Verstappen
When the lights go out for the opening round of the 2015 Formula One World Championship season, Max Verstappen will be just 17 years old
At 16 years of age, Verstappen is too young to take his driving test. By the time the season starts, he will be eligible to drive in his home country of the Netherlands only if he is accompanied by an adult.
Max Verstappen
At 16 years of age, Verstappen is too young to take his driving test. By the time the season starts, he will be eligible to drive in his home country of the Netherlands only if he is accompanied by an adult.
In his first year racing cars, Verstappen has won 8 of 25 races and lies second in the Formula 3 Euro Series championship
Max Verstappen
In his first year racing cars, Verstappen has won 8 of 25 races and lies second in the Formula 3 Euro Series championship
One of his wins came at the legendary Spa race track in Belgium, one of his six straight victories
Max Verstappen
One of his wins came at the legendary Spa race track in Belgium, one of his six straight victories
After signing as a Red Bull Junior driver, it was believed Verstappen would race in the Formula Renault 3.5 series. Here he is testing that car in Austria a short while back
Max Verstappen
After signing as a Red Bull Junior driver, it was believed Verstappen would race in the Formula Renault 3.5 series. Here he is testing that car in Austria a short while back
Max Verstappen's father, Jos "The Boss" Verstappen, raced in Formula One between 1994 and 2003
max Verstappen
Max Verstappen's father, Jos "The Boss" Verstappen, raced in Formula One between 1994 and 2003
Perhaps the most memorable moment in Jos Verstappen's career came during the Hockenheim Grand Prix in 1994, where a fuel spill ignited the entire car during a pit stop
Jos Verstappen
Perhaps the most memorable moment in Jos Verstappen's career came during the Hockenheim Grand Prix in 1994, where a fuel spill ignited the entire car during a pit stop

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