What cars does the F1 world champion own?  : PlanetF1

What cars does the F1 world champion own? : PlanetF1

Two-time F1 world champion Max Verstappen’s carefully curated collection of cars sees the Dutch driver cruising around in some seriously impressive machines…

Max Verstappen, 25, has already amassed a small but hugely impressive collection of cars since joining Formula 1 eight years ago.

Recently we introduced you to the stunning range of machines owned by seven-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, the British driver looking for expensive classics to go along with his modern masterpieces.

Verstappen’s garage shows the two-time world champion has a keen eye for cutting-edge, state-of-the-art machinery.

Driving for Red Bull, a drinks maker rather than a car manufacturer, Verstappen may not have a Red Bull machine in his garage but the superstar has clearly been influenced in his choices by engine partners (and rivals! ) of the team he has led since 2016.

And, with Red Bull developing its first hypercar in the form of the RB17, who’s to say Verstappen won’t end up with a car from his employer when it goes on sale in 2025?

Let’s dive into the beautiful metal that Max Verstappen has in his car collection…

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

After getting his normal driving license at the end of 2015, Verstappen’s maiden win at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix gave the then 18-year-old Dutch driver a good reason to go out and buy himself a reward car.

Shortly after his famous victory in the first race behind the wheel of a Red Bull F1 car, Verstappen bought himself a silver Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

Amusingly, Verstappen should have asked his father Jos for permission to buy the car due to his youth – permission which would have been granted as Verstappen bought the 493 bhp, 4.0 liter car for a grade below 400 $000.

Former Porsche sports car driver and ambassador Mark Webber let the cat out of the bag as he congratulated Verstappen on his purchase, revealing the Dutch driver opted for black wheels with yellow brake calipers.

Renault RS01

While Max Verstappen’s first road car is known to have been a Renault Clio in yellow, one of his first car purchases was a Renault RS01.

Driving for Toro Rosso in 2015, the team’s partnership with Renault meant that many of Verstappen’s off-track drives were behind the wheel of a Renault-supplied machine.

But it was the newly launched RS01, homologated for GT3 racing as a replacement for the Megane Trophy, that seemed to get the Dutch driver’s attention the most, as Verstappen splashed out for one of his own after taking his father Jos for a drive around Spa-Francorchamps.

“The Renault RS 01 has a nice drive and looks like a Formula Renault 2.0 car,” Max told Verstappen’s official website in June 2015.

“Especially in medium-fast corners, it handles very well. A very nice car to take for a spin.

The RS01 carbon fiber chassis comes from Italian manufacturer Dallara and is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 from the Nissan GT-R, developing 550bhp – buying new through the Renault dealership network reportedly cost Verstappen $400,000 in 2015.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

Thanks to Red Bull’s association with Aston Martin between 2018 and 2020, Verstappen got his hands on a number of impressive machines from the British manufacturer.

In 2019, Verstappen is known to have had an Aston Martin DB11, the road-legal version of the James Bond DB10.

Verstappen didn’t have it long, before swapping for an Aston Martin Vantage, followed soon after by a 725hp DBS Superleggera.

But, according to reports, Verstappen eventually returned the car to Aston Martin with just over 1,000 miles on the clock.

It’s the Aston Martin Valkyrie that really seems to have tickled Verstappen’s imagination, with the hypercar being developed by Red Bull technical director Adrian Newey in conjunction with Aston Martin’s Marek Reichman.

The naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12-engined machine, which develops over 1,000bhp thanks to its hybrid props, saw Verstappen take early prototypes to the track during its development phase, with the Dutch driver impressed to the point of order one for himself.

Ferrari Monza SP2

While Ferrari may be one of Max Verstappen’s main rivals on the track, the Dutch driver has proven to be just as powerless to resist the charms of his road cars (as has Lewis Hamilton!).

Verstappen is known for having a crush on a Ferrari Monza SP2, a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V12 that develops 800 hp and offers a 0-100 km/h time of 2.9 seconds.

Ferrari Monza SP2, owned by Max Verstappen.

The two-seater has no roof or windshield, with only 499 models of the extremely limited production car ever made – Verstappen would have had to spend around £1.4million on the machine.

Besides the Monza SP2, Verstappen also owned a Ferrari 488 Pista. Under the hood of the 488 hides a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 developing 711 hp and reaching 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds from a standing start.

But are these the only Ferraris in his collection?

The Ferrari SF90 Max Verstappen was seen for evaluation in Monte Carlo, in January 2023.

In January 2023, the two-time F1 world champion was spotted by keen-eyed fans visiting the Ferrari dealership in Monte-Carlo, with the Dutch driver climbing behind the wheel of a Ferrari SF90 Rosso Fuoco Stradale Assetto Fiorano pack (n’ isn’t that a mouthful!).

The car is Ferrari’s first-ever plug-in hybrid machine, combining three electric motors with the 780hp engine to create a total output of around 1000hp.

Of course, that doesn’t mean Verstappen has been digging deep into his pockets to buy the car just yet but, due to his interest in unique, modern cars at the cutting edge of engineering, the SF90 could find its way very soon. in his garage…

What about Max Verstappen’s private jet?

While F1 rival Lewis Hamilton made the decision to sell his own private jet in 2019, citing his desire to live a greener lifestyle, Max Verstappen opted to buy himself a private jet at the end of 2020.

Verstappen spent $12-16 million buying the Dassault Falcon 900EX, owned by ex-Sir Richard Branson, and uses the jet to fly between Grands Prix.

The Falcon uses three Honeywell turbofan engines which allow a cruise speed of 528 mph and a range of 5,000 miles.

Not much is known about the interior layout of Verstappen’s jet, but the jet’s configuration allows for reclining seats to create a full-size bed, as well as carrying between eight and 12 passengers.

Recently, Red Bull’s Helmut Marko even revealed that the Dutch pilot opted to install a racing simulator in his jet, allowing for more races while flying between races!

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