F1 Star Max Verstappen Casual Encounter with Prince Harry

f1 star max verstappen casual encounter with prince harry

Max Verstappen recently shared a story about meeting Prince Harry, and it’s not surprising that he wasn’t star-struck. Despite being a three-time Formula 1 champion, Max prefers a quiet life over mingling with famous people.

During the F1 United States Grand Prix, Prince Harry visited the Red Bull garage, maybe expecting more from the best driver on the grid. TIME Magazine described their meeting as a “quick greeting,” just an hour before the race started.

Max Verstappen, known for his straightforwardness, said, “I’m not a people pleaser. I mean, super nice guy. And it’s good to shake hands, say hello. But I’m here to do my job.”

His dad, Jos Verstappen, added a bit of humor, saying, “He should have come earlier.”

This reaction from Max isn’t surprising. Earlier this year, when Hollywood star Brad Pitt brought F1 filming to Silverstone, Max had a similar laid-back response. Pitt had his own fictional garage and drove a mock F1 car for a film produced by Lewis Hamilton.

Max said, “I completely can’t be bothered with this. In the end, a film is always made to create a little bit of a show in it. Because yes, of course, it won’t all be real. But I think it’s all fine. I’m actually not that much into it.”

In essence, Max Verstappen remains true to his no-nonsense attitude, whether meeting royalty or dealing with Hollywood glamour.

Who is Max Verstappen? In case you didn’t know.

Max Verstappen, a professional Formula One racing driver from the Netherlands, currently races for the Red Bull Racing team. Born on September 30, 1997, in Hasselt, Belgium, Max’s father, Jos Verstappen, was also a Formula One driver, while his mother, Sophie Kumpen, was a kart racer.

Verstappen started karting at four and swiftly climbed the ranks, winning multiple championships. At 16, he debuted in single-seater racing, competing in the Florida Winter Series.

The next year, he joined the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, winning ten races and securing a third-place finish overall.

In 2016, Verstappen joined the Red Bull Racing team, making him the youngest ever Formula One driver at just 18 years old. He quickly made an impact, winning his first Grand Prix in Spain and setting multiple records, including being the youngest driver to lead and win a race.

Max Verstappen story of meeting with Prince Harry
Picture shared by Verstappen on Twitter (Modified by Author)

Verstappen has emerged as one of the top drivers in Formula One. He has won a total of 16 Grand Prix races and finished in the top three of the Driver’s Championship in each of the last four seasons. His aggressive driving style and ability to extract maximum performance from his car are well-known.

Off the track, Verstappen is known for his love of esports and sim racing. He has also been involved in charitable endeavors, including donating a car to a cancer charity and joining the “Race against Climate Change” campaign.

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