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Verstappen to debut at Suzuka on Friday three days after his 17th birthday

The Dutch driver Max Verstappen will participate this Friday at the wheel of a Toro Rosso, three days after his 17th birthday, in the first free practice session of the Japanese Grand Prix, at the Suzuka circuit, reports his team.
Verstappen, who will turn 17 this Tuesday, will race for the Italian team in 2015 as a starting driver. The young driver has awaited the FIA ​​decision to grant a super license that would allow him to drive for the first time in the Formula 1 World Championship.
“I am very excited to participate in a free practice session at a Grand Prix for the first time. A few months ago I would not have imagined it, “he said.
The Dutchman, who will replace Frenchman Jean Eric Vergne in the first free practice, will take this race as “an experience” for the future, and has ensured that he is not going to Suzuka to “break all records”, but that it will be a race to start experiencing new sensations for the next season.
The Australian Grand Prix next year that will open the 2015 Formula One World Championship and in it Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver in history to make his debut as a starting driver.
The current precocity record is held by Spaniard Jaime Alguersuari, who at the age of 19 and 125 days made his F1 debut at the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix.
Next year Max Verstappen will replace Vergne as the starting driver and will be the new partner of Russian Daniil Kvyat.
The Dutchman, son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, was a world champion in karting, a specialty in which he was until last year, and currently competes in the European Formula 3. EFE

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