Verstappen, Jos (NL)

b 4/3/1972 (Montfort)









Height:              1,74 m
Weight:              70 kg
Marital status:      married to Sophie Kumpen (fast Karter)
Children:            -
Learned profession:  mechanic
Hobbies:             sports
Sports:              squash, jogging, mountain-biking
Favourite music:     Pop
Favourite singers:   UB 40, Phil Collins
Favourite food:      pasta
Favourite drink:     Coca Cola
Dream:               "To become World Champion in Formula 1!"

Start racing career: in 1980, practicing with karts
First racing car:    Formula Opel Lotus
First success:       Dutch Kart Champion in 1983


1983 - Karts: Dutch champion
1984 - Karts: Dutch Champion
1986 - Karts: Benelux Champion
1989 - Karts: two times European Champion
1991 - Karts: Belgian Champion
1992 - F.Opel Lotus Benelux & Dutch Champion (8 wins in 9 races). 
       2 wins in Formula Opel Euroseries (both at Zolder. 4th at Spa), 7th
       Dutch Driver of the Year. New Zealand Formula Atlantic, 4th, 3 wins
1993 - Won F3 Masters race at Zandvoort (36:16.649). NAV Driver of the Year. 
       3rd in Monaco F3 race. German F3 Champion (WTS Dallara Opel 393),
       269 points, 8 wins:-
       Apr 3    Zolder          3rd, 24:06.41/FL 1:34.30
       Apr 4    Zolder          >10th
       Apr 17   Hockenheim      5th, 23:37.82
       Apr 17   Hockenheim      4th, 23:39.15
       May 1    Nurburgring     2nd, 22:23.31
       May 2    Nurburgring     2nd, 22:27.43
       May 15   Wunstorf        1st, 20:35.24/FL 1:41.61
       May 16   Wunstorf        1st, 20:26.16/FL 1:41.13
       Jun 26   Norisring       1st, 22:42.96/FL 51.53s/Pole
       Jun 26   Norisring       1st, 23:32.71/FL 1:00.18
       Aug 7    Diepholz        2nd, 23:29.94
       Aug 8    Diepholz        Crash
       Aug 21   Nurburgring     2nd, 24:07.31/Pole
       Aug 22   Nurburgring     1st, 24:14.07/Pole
       Aug 29   Singen          2nd, 27:33.42/FL 1:14.18
       Aug 29   Singen          1st, 27:28.40
       Sep 11   Avus            1st, 20:30.02
       Sep 12   Avus            1st, 13:19.02/FL 55.40s
       Sep 18   Hockenheim      7th, 19:50.60/FL 2:09.42
       Sep 19   Hockenheim      11th, Slow puncture/FL
1994 - 10 F1 races (Benetton), 10 points, 10th in championship. Involved
       in large pit-blaze after refuelling spill. Only minor facial burns.
1995 - 5 races (Simtek), 0 points. Simtek withdrew after Monaco.
1996 - F1 (Footwork Hart FA17)
       Date     Q       R       Venue           Reason/Time
       10/3     12      -       Australia       engine
       7/4      7       6       Argentina       1:56:04.235
       31/3     13      -       Brazil          engine
       28/4     13      -       Europe          gearbox
       5/5      14      -       San Marino      pit stop
       19/5     12      -       Monaco          accident
       2/6      13      -       Spain           spin
       16/6     13      -       Canada          engine
       30/6     15      -       France          steering arm
       14/7     15      10      Britain         -1 lap
       28/7     17      -       Germany         accident
       11/8     17      -       Hungary         engine
       25/8     16      -       Belgium         accident
       8/9      15      8       Italy           -1 lap
       22/9     16      -       Portugal        engine
       13/10    17      11      Japan           -1 lap
       Championship Position: 16th, 1 point
1997 - F1 (Tyrrell-Ford 025), 0 pts
       Date     Q       R       Venue           Reason/Time
       9/3      21      -       Australia       accident
       30/3     15      21      Brazil          -2 laps
       13/4     16      -       Argentina       Engine
       27/4     21      10      Imola           -2 laps
       11/5     22      8       Monaco          -2 laps
       25/5     19      11      Spain           -1 lap
       15/6     14      -       Canada          gearbox
       29/6     18      -       France          stuck throttle
       13/7     19      -       Britain         engine
       27/7     20      10      Germany         -1 lap
       10/8     19      -       Hungary         gearbox
       24/8     21      -       Belgium         spin
       7/9      20      -       Italy           hydraulics
       21/9     20      12      Austria         -2 laps
       28/9     21      -       Luxembourg      engine
       12/10    21      14      Japan           -1 lap
       26/10    22      16      Europe          -1 lap
1998 - F1 (Stewart Ford SF-2), 0 pts.
       Date     Q       R       Venue           Reason/Time
       28/6     15      12      France          -2 laps
       12/7     15      -       Britain         engine
       26/7     12      -       Austria         engine
       2/8      19      -       Germany         transmission
       16/8     17      13      Hungary         -3 laps
       30/8     17      -       Belgium         engine
       13/9     17      -       Italy           gearbox
       27/9     18      13      Luxembourg      -2 laps
       1/11     19      -       Suzuka          gearbox
2000 - F1 (Arrows-Supertec A21): 12th, 5 pts
       Date     Q       R       Venue           Time/Reason
       12/3     13      -       Australia       ret/16 laps/withdrawn
       26/3     14      7       Brazil          -1 lap
       9/4      16      14      San Marino      -3 laps
       23/4     8       -       Britain         ret/20 laps/electrics
       7/5      11      -       Spain           ret/25 laps/gearbox
       21/5     13      -       Europe          ret/29 laps/spin
       4/6      15      -       Monaco          ret/60 laps/accident
       18/6     13      5       Canada          1:42:04.521
       2/7      20      -       France          ret/25 laps/gearbox
       16/7     10      -       Austria         ret/14 laps/engine
       30/7     11      -       Germany         ret/39 laps/spin
       13/8     20      13      Hungary         -2 laps
       27/8     20      15      Belgium         -1 lap
       10/9     11      4       Italy           1:28:31.576
       24/9     13      -       America         ret/34 laps/brakes
       8/10     14      -       Japan           ret/9 laps/gearbox
       22/10    15      10      Malaysia        -1 lap
2001 - F1 (Arrows-Asiatech A22): 18th, 1 pt
       Date     Q       R       Venue           Time/Reason
       4/3      15      10      Australia       -1 lap
       18/3     18      7       Malaysia        1:48:56.361
       1/4      17      -       Brazil          ret/37 laps/accident
       15/4     17      -       San Marino      ret/6 laps/exhaust
       29/4     17      12      Spain           -2 laps
       13/5     16      6       Austria         -1 lap
       27/5     19      8       Monaco          -1 lap
       10/6     13      10      Canada          -4 laps
       24/6     19      -       Europe          ret/58 laps/engine
       1/7      18      13      France          -2 laps
       30/7     17      10      Britain         -2 laps
       29/7     20      9       Germany         -1 lap
       19/8     21      12      Hungary         -3 laps
       2/9      19      10      Belgium         -1 lap
       16/9     19      -       Italy           ret/25 laps/engine
       30/9     20      -       America         ret/44 laps/engine
       22/10    21      15      Japan           -2 laps
2003 - F1 (Minardi-Ford PS03): 22nd, 0 pts
       Date     Q       R       Venue           Time/Reason
       9/3      19      11      Australia       -1 lap
       23/3     18      13      Malaysia        -4 laps
       6/4      19      -       Brazil          ret/30 laps/accident
       20/4     20      -       San Marino      ret/38 laps/electrical
       4/5      19      12      Spain           -3 laps
       18/5     20      -       Austria         ret/0 laps/electrics
       1/6      18      -       Monaco          ret/28 laps/fuel system
       15/6     15      9       Canada          -2 laps
       29/6     18      14      Europe          -3 laps
       6/7      19      16      France          -4 laps
       20/7     19      15      Britain         -2 laps
       3/8      19      -       Germany         ret/23 laps/hydraulics
       24/8     18      12      Hungary         -2 laps
       14/9     17      -       Italy           ret/27 laps/oil leak
       28/9     19      10      America         -4 laps
       12/10    17      15      Japan           -2 laps
2005  A1 GP (Team Netherlands)
       Sep 25	Brands Hatch		ret/0 laps/accident
       Sep 25	Brands Hatch		7th, 55m27.540
       Oct 9	Lausitzring		ret/1 lap/accident damage
       Oct 9	Lausitzring		7th, 58m55.322
       Oct 23	Estoril			4th, 27m59.973
       Oct 23	Estoril			ret/18 laps/accident
       Nov 6	Eastern Creek		7th, 30m57.138
       Nov 6	Eastern Creek		4th, 1h00m57.593
       Nov 20	Sepang			5th, 29m29.514
       Nov 20	Sepang			16th, 1h01m53.533
       Dec 11	Dubai			11th, 27m14.223
       Dec 11	Dubai			9th, 56m53.213
2006  A1GP (Team Netherlands)
       Jan 29	Durban			16th, 19 laps
       Jan 29	Durban			1st, 1h00m46.099
       Feb 12	Sentul			7th, 24m17.864
       Feb 12	Sentul			6th, 56m17.625
       Feb 26	Fundidora Park		4th, 29m22.884
       Feb 26	Fundidora Park		2nd, 52m27.489
       Mar 12	Laguna Seca		14th, 32m02.688
       Mar 12	Laguna Seca		ret/17 laps/driver retired
       Apr 2	Shanghai		ret/12 laps/gearbox
       Apr 2	Shanghai		17th, 1h01m07.725
2008  Le Mans Series (Van Merksteijn Motorsport Porsche RS Spyder): 1st LMP2, 48 pts
       Apr 6	Barcelona		6th, 208 laps	with    P.Van Merksteijn
       Apr 27	Monza			9th, 165 laps		P.Van Merksteijn
       May 11	Spa-Francorchamps	5th, 138 laps		P.Van Merksteijn
       Apr 17	Nurburgring		7th, 188 laps		J.Bleekemolen
       Sep 14	Silverstone		5th, 191 laps		P.Van Merksteijn
       Le Mans 24 Hrs (Van Merksteijn Motorsport Porsche RS Spyder): 10th, 1st LMP2 
       class, with P.Van Merksteijn, J.Bleekemolen
2009  Le Mans 24 Hrs (Aston Martin Racing Lola-Aston Martin B09/60): 13th, with D.Turner, 
       A.Davidson.
2012 - Baku City Challenge (BMW Z4 GT3): 6th, with J.Villeneuve