Max Verstappen wins hearts as “stepdad” takes girlfriend Kelly Piquet’s daughter on thrilling motorsport experience

Kelly Piquet’s daughter, Penelope, has motorsport running through her veins. Her grandfather, Nelson Piquet, and her uncle, Nelson Piquet Jr., are F1 racers. She is the daughter of Ferrari F1 racer Daniil Kvyat, and her mother is currently dating two times world champion Max Verstappen.

After the dominant performance of Red Bull in the Bahrain Grand Prix, Max Verstappen has been spending quality time with his family. He started dating Kelly at the end of 2020 and has been a best friend to his stepdaughter Penelope, whom he lovingly addresses as P.

Kelly and Max’s relationship has been going stronger than ever. Recently, he took P to the racetrack for some first hand go-karting experience.

In Kelly Piquet’s official Instagram account, the family is seen wearing racing gear in a  picture, followed by a short video of a Go Kart going around the track. Nevertheless, Kelly and Penelope seem to be properly enjoying their time with the Bahrain Grand Prix winner.

Max Verstappen

“From the most special dinner in the desert, to a fun boat day, to P finally learning how to swim on her own, P’s first time in a go kart, water parks, movies, arcades, and to ending the trip with a fantastic start to the race year,” she posted.


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How did the fans react?

Kelly’s Instagram post flooded social media, as fans all over the world seemed to love the stepfather-daughter relationship between Max and P. Here are some comments from the post:

“Max and P 🥹🥹 you can see how much he loves you and her.”

“The boat photo is so sweet.”

“Look at max man.. so inspirational!”

“Max teaching p to swim is the most adorable thing.”

“The way she leans on Max.” 

“Such a beautiful lil family. Its so cute to see Max and P together as well!  “

How is Max Verstappen performing in the 2023 calendar year?

After winning back-to-back Formula 1 Championships in 2021 and 2022, Max Verstappen has had a brilliant start in 2023. He heads into the year with an early lead as he and Red Bull dominate in the Bahrain Grand Prix. He finished the race with a total time of 1:33:56.736, almost 12 seconds ahead of second place, Sergio Perez.

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen (middle) won the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix

Do you think Max will be able to win the Championship three times in a row after such a brilliant start? Don’t forget to comment your thoughts!

Tanzeem Rahman

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Tanzeem Rahman is a soccer writer and an editor at SportsZion. Tanzeem's love for the sport began by watching and admiring Cristiano Ronaldo in his early Manchester United days. Having graduated from Germany as an Electrical Engineer, Tanzeem has watched multiple high-profile games throughout Europe from the gallery. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, as well as sublime english proficiency has been an asset to SportsKnot. Outside of his duty, Tanzeem is a gamer, and loves to spend time watching Anime and reading Manga.


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