Johannes Franciscus “Jos” Verstappen is a Dutch former racing driver. He was the German Formula Three champion and Masters of Formula Three winner in 1993. In 1994, he raced in Formula One for Benetton, scoring two podium finishes.
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He raced in F1 for a variety of teams until the 2003 season. After leaving F1, he won races in A1 Grand Prix and Le Mans Series LMP2 races, winning the 24 hours of Le Mans LMP2 class in 2008. He later began managing his son Max Verstappen in Formula One.
Max’s dad, Jos Verstappen, himself a former F1 driver with Benetton, Arrows and Minardi among others, has had his say on the battle with his son on the verge of his first world title. … “I don’t think that [Max crashing into Lewis to win the title] will happen,” he said. “Max absolutely wants to win.
Max Verstappen’s mum also had racing in her blood, enjoying a relatively successful karting career. Anthony Kumpen initially competed at karting level, before stepping up to win the GT2 championship in 1998 – following that up with the GT title 12 months later.
She won the Andrea Margutti Trophy in Formula A series in 1995, while counting ex-F1 drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Jarno Trulli as former opponents.
Hamilton will begin on pole at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, while the Red Bull racer starts in third following a crash late in the final qualifying session.
Should the 36-year-old win the race, he will regain the lead in the driver’s championship with just one race remaining this year.