Max Verstappen, 16, Crashes During Formula One Demo Run
Max Verstappen, the 16-year-old Formula One racer, crashed during his first-ever Formula One demo run over the weekend.
Max Verstappen Crashes
Verstappen tore the wing off his Red Bull RB7 car during the demo run, hitting the wall twice at Rotterdam while representing the Toro Rosso livery, reported Crash.net.
It was previously reported that Verstappen had been confirmed for the Toro Rosso team for the 2015 Formula One season. His accident has reignited the suggestion that he’s too young to compete in Formula One. The crash, though not the first by a driver in the Formula One demos, has racing experts concerned for his future performances on the track.
Red Bull is no stranger to bringing young drivers up to Formula One. In the past, they brought up both Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo to F1 at young ages. Both Vettel and Ricciardo have been successful additions to the Toro Rosso team.