Jos Verstappen

racecar driver

Johannes Franciscus "Jos" Verstappen (pronounced [ˈjɔs vɛrˈstɑpə(n)]; born 4 March 1972) is a Dutch former racing driver. Some considered Verstappen the most successful Dutch F1 racing driver before he retired.

Jos Verstappen
Jos Verstappen, 2006.jpg
Verstappen in 2006
Born (1972-03-04) 4 March 1972 (age 49)
Montfort, Netherlands
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Dutch
Active years19941998, 20002001, 2003
TeamsBenetton, Simtek, Footwork, Tyrrell, Stewart, Arrows and Minardi
Entries107 (106 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums2
Career points17
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1994 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last entry2003 Japanese Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years20082009
TeamsVan Merksteijn Motorsport, Aston Martin Racing
Best finish10th (2008)
Class wins1 (2008)

Early careerEdit

Verstappen began karting at the age of 8,[1] and it was not long until he started at national competitions. In 1984 he became Dutch junior champion. He remained successful, and won two European titles.[1]

At the end of 1991 he started car racing.[2]

NicknamesEdit

During his professional career, Verstappen was nicknamed "Jos the Boss"[3] and "Dutch Devil".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dutch courage: the unfulfilled promise of Jos Verstappen". 8W. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  2. "Jos Verstappen". grandprix.com. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  3. "7 things you didn't know about Max Verstappen". bbc.co.uk. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  4. "SportToday.org". Retrieved 8 December 2016.