F1 Star Max Verstappen to Use Break in Season to Try to Pass His Driving Test

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterJuly 27, 2015

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 26:  Max Verstappen of Scuderia Toro Rosso and The Netherlands during the Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 26, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.  (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
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Max Verstappen is only 17 years old, but he's already one of the best drivers in the world.

The Dutch racer finished fourth in the Hungarian GP on Sunday and has scored 22 points for Toro Rosso Renault during his debut season in F1Toro Rosso" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scuderia_Toro_Rosso">

He has also done all that without a driving license. 

However, he hopes that will soon change.

Per the Press Association, via the Guardian:

Verstappen, who turns 18 in September, will now use the four-week summer break to brush up on his road skills for his driving test. "I'm doing my lessons in the summer break and then will take my test around my birthday in September," he added.

"With the F1 schedule it has been difficult to fit everything in so I’ve had to wait for the break. You need a minimum six or seven hours driving under the laws in Belgium, where I live – and I hope that’s all I need. We’ll see."

As long as he curbs his "need for speed," we are backing him to pass.



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