Max Verstappen’s talent has been obvious since he first raced in F1 back in 2015. But it’s taken until 2021 for Verstappen to emerge as a title contender – and what a 2021 it’s been for the Dutchman so far.
Driving a wieldy Red Bull RB16B that’s been the class of the field for much of the first half of the season, Verstappen’s taken five of the 11 wins this year, while his battle with title rival Lewis Hamilton is looking well-placed to become one of the sport’s all-time great contests.
But it’s not all been plain-sailing, with Verstappen having endured two DNFs – including his infamous clash with Hamilton at Silverstone – and meaning he trails his Mercedes rival by eight points in the standings currently.
Check out the video above to relive the highs and lows of Verstappen’s 2021 so far…