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Max Verstappen’s Dad Jos to Make British Rally Championship Debut This Weekend

Jos Verstappen ahead of Practice 3 at the Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir. Picture date: Friday March 1, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story AUTO Bahrain. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder.

Unexpected Move

Formula 1 star Max Verstappen's dad, Jos Verstappen, is gearing up for his British Rally Championship debut this weekend at the Rallynuts Severn Valley race in Wales. Despite crashing his car in Spain last year, Jos is set to take on the gravel tracks in a Skoda Fabia RS Rally2 alongside his regular co-driver Renaud Jamoul.

Fans React

The news of Jos Verstappen's rally debut has left fans surprised and excited. One fan expressed, "Jos Verstappen competing in the British Rally Championship wasn’t on my bingo card for 2024 but life’s full of surprises." Another fan added, "That’s actually so cool."

Racing Background

Jos Verstappen is no stranger to rally cars, having previously competed in the Belgian Rally Championship and made his World Rally Championship debut at the Ypres Rally in 2022. With nine years of experience in F1 from 1994-2004, Jos competed in 106 races, finishing on the podium twice despite not securing a win.

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  • Kimi Räikkönen holds the record for the fastest lap in Formula 1 history, set at the Italian Grand Prix in 2018 with an average speed of 263.587 km/h (163.785 mph).
  • The 2020 Formula 1 season comprised the shortest calendar in recent history with just 17 races, due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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