He is not the highest paid driver on the grid, but at present his merits suggest that it will not take long to be one. Max Verstappen, at 24, is experiencing a very sweet moment in his sports career since at this point he leads the Formula 1 world classification, with an advantage of 19 points over Lewis Hamilton, after winning the Mexican Grand Prix.
The Dutchman, who has a relationship with Kelly Piquet, daughter of Nelson Piquet, historical Brazilian pilot, enjoy a wealthy life full of luxuries Thanks to a salary that this year can bring him up to 36 million euros if he achieves a series of objectives stipulated in his contract with Red Bull.
Verstappen, who is presumed to have a fortune of more than 50 million euros, lives in an exclusive apartment in Monaco like other colleagues and has an impressive vehicle collection featuring various Aston Martin and which will soon be joined by a new model of the brand, the Valkyrie, valued at more than two million euros.
Virgin owner’s leftovers
Nevertheless, among his belongings stands out a Falcon-900EX that he acquired second-hand last year for the not inconsiderable amount of 14 million euros -more one million a year in maintenance- that had an illustrious owner as reported by The Sun.
And the private jet belonged to the tycoon Richard Branson, owner of Virgin. And obviously it does not lack detail. Manufactured in 2008, it was completely renovated before being handed over to its current owner and has a range of 8,750 kilometers with a cruising speed of 850 km / h.
With capacity for 12 passengers, two of the seats can be converted into a bed to facilitate rest. Similarly, it has several tables set up to enjoy a snack, it has a small bar cabinet and it has a bathroom. A whim only available to a privileged few.
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Max Verstappen enjoys the leftovers of Virgin founder Richard Branson