F1 Champion Max Verstappen Honoured By Dutch Govt

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F1 Champion Max Verstappen together with Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Conny Helder on September 1, 2022.

Red bull Racing driver and F1 World Champion Max Verstappen has been appointed as an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau by the Dutch government.

The 24-year-old F1 driver broke the news on his social media accounts on September 1, 2022. 

In his statement, Verstappen expressed his joy after receiving the honours to one of the two Dutch civilian orders of chivalry. 

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“Being appointed an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau is an incredibly proud moment for me and came very unexpectedly early in my career.   

“I want to thank my family and loved ones, but also Red Bull who have been like a second family to me. We achieved this together,” Verstappen's statement read. 

The Order of Orange-Nassau and the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands are the two Dutch civilian orders of chivalry. These honors are awarded to people who have served society. 

Verstappen is set to race at his second home Grand Prix with a 93-point advantage in the drivers' championship.

The Dutchman revealed his brand-new helmet to celebrate his return to Zandvoort.

The F1 Grand Prix heads to the Netherlands and is scheduled to take place from September 2 to September 4, 2022.

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