Toro Rosso Formula 1’s new recruit Max Verstappen’s younger sister Victoria-Jane has picked up karting as her new hobby.
The 15-year-old girl has some karting experience under her belt and she shook down her new Interpid chassis in Genk, Belgium last weekend.
Pouring rain early in the morning made the driving conditions quite tricky, but luckily the track dried progressively during the day.
Jos Verstappen’s daughter has yet to compete in a kart race. The former Formula 1 driver is careful to not create too high expectations, especially after his son Max made it from karting to F1 in less than 12 months.
"Remember that Victoria has only just started to drive a kart,” Jos said.
“She is doing absolutely fine, but still has a lot to learn and a long way off. She is totally inexperienced, so we should not expect that they will immediately do as well as her brother.
A race schedule is not yet clear at this time, says Jos: "We look at it step by step. As long as there is fun in Victoria, we go karting. Perhaps she will compete in races, but we have to make a final decision."