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Horner: It was Marko's idea to offer 15-year-old Max a F1 drive

As Max Verstappen firmly entrenches himself as one of the biggest stars of Formula 1 for the foreseeable future, it took some ballsy decision making by Red Bull to convince the young phenomenon to join the energy drinks organisation's racing programme. The Dutchman's meteoric rise from karting, through to Formula 3 and then straight into F1 with Toro Rosso at the age of 17 is a well-told tale, but team boss Christian Horner adds further remarkable insight into this incredible journey. In an interview with the official F1 website, Horner recalled, “Max is unique. Helmut said he had a crazy idea. He said: I think if we really want to get him, I think we have to offer him a seat in Toro...
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