Who is Max Verstappen’s Girlfriend?

We look back at the reigning World Champion's relationship history.
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Whether you’re a dedicated Formula 1 fan, a follower of Drive to Survive, or simply here because you have seen one of the many TikTok thirst traps of the drivers, odds are you have heard of Max Verstappen. 

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The 25-year-old Belgian-Dutch racing driver is kind of a big deal – achieving 45 victories and 27 pole positions throughout his career so far.

And whilst many fans are (rightfully) keeping a close eye on what he gets up to on the track – many are just as interested in his life off the track. 

Max Verstappen Kelly Piquet
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Does Max Verstappen have a girlfriend? 

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but yes, Max Verstappen does have a girlfriend. 

The Red Bull driver is currently in a relationship with Brazillian model Kelly Piquet.

The couple first debuted their relationship on New Year’s Day in 2021. “Let’s make 2021 a year to remember in many ways. Wishing you all success, love, and happiness just as I found mine,” Verstappen wrote to Instagram alongside a photo of the couple.

Fans of Verstappen feared that the couple had split in June 2023, with Piquet reportedly having removed her Instagram highlight dedicated to Max.

Fortunately, Piquet was quick to dispel any speculation as she took to social media to celebrate her boyfriend’s performance at the Montreal Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen Kelly Piquet
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Despite Max and Kelly remaining pretty tight-lipped on their relationship, Kelly occasionally posts photos of the couple to her Instagram account; providing some insight into their relationship. 

From photos of the pair’s two cats, an occasional birthday tribute, and messages of encouragement during races – it seems like Kelly and Max are going strong!

Who is Kelly Piquet? 

Piquet is no stranger to the world of Formula 1, with the 34-year-old being the daughter of three-time Formula 1 World Champion Nelson Piquet.

In June 2022, Nelson Piquet made headlines following the distribution of a 2021 interview in which the former driver made racist remarks against Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

Piquet was subsequently fined $1.4 million for collective moral damages and reportedly issued a lifetime ban from the Formula 1 paddock.

Kelly Piquet was also previously in a relationship with former Red Bull teammate Danil Kvyat. The couple began dating in January 2017, with Piquet welcoming their daughter Penelope in July 2019.

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Who is Dilara Sanlik? 

Verstappen was previously in a relationship with German student Dilara Sanlik.

While there is very little information available surrounding the couple’s relationship, it is reported that the couple began dating in early 2017.

Verstappen and Sanlik kept their romance largely out of the public eye however, Sanlik had been photographed alongside the Red Bull driver at a number of race weekends.

It is believed that the couple parted ways in late 2020, with Verstappen confirming to RTL that he was no longer in a relationship.

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Who is Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky?

Max Verstappen’s first public relationship was with Swedish Extreme E driver Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky.

Although there is very little public information surrounding the timeline of the couple’s relationship, it is believed that the couple began dating following Verstappen’s 2014 debut in Formula 1 with Red Bull’s sister team Torro Rosso. 

While the specifics of the couple’s split are unknown, fans believe that the Verstappen and Ahlin-Kottulinsky parted ways in late 2016. 

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