Max Verstappen is the youngest Formula 1 driver to race in a Grand Slam (first start and all laps on the lead)

Max Verstappen is the youngest Formula 1 driver to race in a Grand Slam (first start and all laps on the lead)

Not only are there major tournaments in tennis, Formula 1 is also familiar with this phenomenon, but then it means that the driver starts from the first position and drives from start to finish. So the perfect weekend race. Max Verstappen did it at the Garnd Prix in Austria for the first time in his career.

That Sunday, the son of former driver Jose Verstappen was 23 years and 277 days old. This made him about a year younger than Sebastian Vettel, when the German won his first major championship (24 years 150 days at the 2011 India GP). It took world champion Lewis Hamilton some time before he won major titles: 29 years 82 days (GP Malaysia 2014).

Grand Slam List
The record holder at the Grand Slam is Jim Clark. Here is an overview:

8 Jim Clark 26 years 139 days (Great Britain 1962)

6 Lewis Hamilton 29 years 82 days (2014 Malaysia GP)

5 Alberto Ascari 33 years 359 days (GP France 1952)
Michael Schumacher 25 years 133 days (1994 Monaco GP)

4 Jackie Stewart 30 years 25 days (France 1969 GP)
Ayrton Senna, 25 years and 31 days (GP Portugal 1985)
Nigel Mansell, 37 years and 340 days (Great Britain 1991)
Sebastian Vettel 24 years 150 days (2011 India GP)

3 Nelson Piquet 27 years 226 days (USGP West 1980)

2 Juan Manuel Fangio, 38 years 331 days (GP Monaco 1950)
Jack Brabham 34 years 78 days (Belgium GP 1960)
Mika Hakkinen, 29 years 182 days (Brazil 1998)
Nico Rosberg, 30 years 309 days (Russia GP 2016)

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1 Mike Hawthorne 29 years 87 days (France 1958 GP)
Stirling Moss 29 years 340 days (Portugal 1959 GP)
Jo Siffert 35 years 39 days (Austria GP 1971)
Jacky Ickx 27 years 211 days (Germany GP 1972)
Clay Regazzoni 36 years 205 days (USGP West 1976)
Niki Lauda, ​​27 years, 84 days (Belgium GP 1976)
Jacques Lafitte 35 years and 75 days (1979 Brazilian Grand Prix)
Gilles Villeneuve, 29 years 80 days (USGP West 1979)
Gerhard Berger, 28 years 80 days (Australia GP 1987)
Damon Hill 34 years and 330 days (Hungary Race 1995)
Fernando Alonso 29 years 59 days (2010 Singapore GP)
Max Verstappen 23 years 277 days (Austria 2021 GP)

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