Abu Dhabi GP Review | Verstappen World Champion | End of Hamilton's Era
24 years old, World Champion and son of a racing father, Max Verstappen makes his F1 debut in 2015 with Toro Rosso, immediately taking his maiden F1 victory in Spain after switching to Red Bull in 2016. The 7-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, beaten by Verstappen in Abu Dhabi, has lost the title battle in the last race on two other occasions. Formula 1 was in his destiny from birth. Max, son of Jos Verstappen, an F1 driver himself from 1994 to 2003, started karting at the age of 4. After an impressive 2007 rookie season, it was clear that Lewis Hamilton's first world title was a question of when, not if. As a child, he watched Schumacher stock up on World titles and dreamed that one day he would be in his place. The desire eventually turned into reality. Lewis Hamilton did it.