Inside toyboy Verstappen’s romance with Brazil model nine years older than him

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Red Bull star Max Verstappen no doubt has the biggest race of his young career this weekend, as he heads to Abu Dhabi in the hope of securing his first ever Formula One title.

All season long Verstappen has been competing toe-to-toe with arch title rival Lewis Hamilton, and both head into the final race of the season joint on the exact same points.

Victory for Hamilton would see him claim a record eighth world title, whilst a win for the Dutchman would see him become Formula One champion for the very first time.

One person who will be cheering the 24-year-old on from the side this weekend is Verstappen’s model girlfriend Kelly Piquet.

Piquet – who is nine years older than the Red Bull star – is the daughter of F1 legend and three time world champion Nelson Piquet.

Mr Piquet enjoyed an impressive campaign on the track, having won three championships in 1981, 1983 and 1987.

His daughter has been dating Verstappen since late 2020, and has been by the Dutchman’s side throughout a dramatic 2021 campaign.

As well as having a driving legend for a dad, Piquet is also known for her own modelling work, and has accumulated an impressive 522,000 followers on her Instagram page.

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The pair officially announced their relationship at the turn of this year as both shared posts on social media together, welcoming in the New Year.

Alongside a picture of the couple on a beach the 24-year-old wrote: “Happy New Year everyone.

"Let’s make 2021 a year to remember in many ways. Wishing you all success, love and happiness just as I found mine."

Piquet also followed suit, writing: “Love is what makes the world go round. Happy new year and much love #2021."

The Dutchman is not the first Formula 1 star the Brazilian model has had a relationship with, after previously dating former Red Bull and Ferrari driver Daniil Kvyat.

The pair dated for around three years and in that time also had a daughter, Penelope who is two.

As a result, Verstappen is often seen acting as step dad, with a number of images posted on social media showing he is more than happy to take on the role.

  • Max Verstappen
  • Formula One
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Ferrari
  • Red Bull Racing

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