LONDON. – Sixteen-year-old Max Verstappen will become the youngest Formula One driver in history after Toro Rosso confirmed he will join them next season. Verstappen, who is 17 next month, currently competes in Formula Three. The Dutchman, son of former Formula 1 driver Jos, will replace Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne.
“Ever since I was seven years old, Formula 1 has been my career goal, so this opportunity is truly a dream come true,” said Verstappen.
Spaniard Jaime Alguersuari is currently the youngest driver to have started a grand prix. He was 19 years and 125 days when he raced in Hungary for Toro Rosso in 2009.-BBC Sport.