Grand Prix racing – the drivers
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Birth: January 19, 1989
Since his 2014 season debut in the colors of Red Bull Racing, Daniel Ricciardo has broken into the ranks of Grand Prix winners, burnished his reputation as a mighty performer in qualifying, and displayed a combination of strategic acumen and decisive overtaking skills that have propelled him to a string of impressive results.
His three 2014 victories and five other podium finishes were enough to secure third place in the 2014 Formula One® World Drivers’ Championship. More recently, his impressive victory in the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix helped him seal third place in the 2016 Formula One® World Drivers’ Championship for the second time in three years.
Birth: September 30, 1997
Max Verstappen joined Red Bull Racing in 2016 after a ballistic ascent through the ranks of motorsports. From the first time he drove a kart at the tender age of four-and-a-half, Max learned his trade well and, in his early teens, enjoyed a stellar career in regional and international karting, frequently punching well above his weight against more experienced rivals.
In his first eight races with Red Bull Racing, he achieved six top-five finishes, including four podiums. He is the youngest driver to lead a lap during a Formula One® Grand Prix, the youngest driver to set the fastest lap during a Formula One® Grand Prix and the youngest driver to win a Formula One® Grand Prix.