Whoops! 16-year-old Max Verstappen crashes his Toro Rosso on public demo run
Not the best start to the teenager’s new life as a Formula 1 driver…
By Sky Sports Online
Last Updated: 18/09/14 9:24am
Max Verstappen’s F1 career with Toro Rosso has suffered an inauspicious start after the 16-year-old crashed the team’s car on a demonstration run in his native Holland.
Verstappen, who will turn 17 later this month, will replace Jean-Eric Vergne with the team next season, making him the youngest-ever driver in F1 history.
But his first public outing for the team ended in acute embarrassment on Sunday in Rotterdam when he stalled his Toro Rosso and then, after being helped on his way by marshals, lost control of the car and crashed it into the safety barriers