Most teenagers hooning along a city’s streets would find themselves arrested, but when you’re set to be Formula 1’s youngest ever driver, the result is quite the opposite.
Red Bull’s latest Grand Prix sign-up, Max Verstappen, took part in the CRR City Racing event last weekend in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, which included driving across the city’s Erasmus Bridge in a Toro Rosso-liveried Red Bull Racing RB8.
However, it didn’t all go to plan.
The Dutch 16-year-old joined the exclusive club – whose members include Pastor Maldonado, Marc Gené and Kamui Kobayashi – by crashing the car while performing donuts for the crowd.
Verstappen got stuck near a barrier while performing donuts for the crowd, and after being pushed back a safe distance by marshals, he promptly collided with the cement barricades on the other side of the demonstration area.
When you have plenty of critics suggesting you might be too young to join the top league, this is probably not the best response…
Verstappen Jr will make his Grand Prix debut next year with Scuderia Toro Rosso and may even complete some Friday practice sessions as soon as this year. He recently sampled an RB8 in a private test session at Rockingham last week.
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