Watch: Max Verstappen’s girlfriend embarrasses him

Max Verstappen was left panicking after an incident involving his girlfriend, Kelly Piquet.

Reigning World Champion Max Verstappen is one of the coolest and calmest drivers currently in Formula 1, given that he boasts a 110-point lead in the Drivers’ Championship.

The same seemingly can’t be said for Verstappen at home though, especially when he’s streaming.

Ahead of last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, Verstappen was at home streaming some virtual racing, when he quickly had to cover the camera.

Verstappen’s girlfriend Kelly Piquet – the daughter of two-time World Champion Nelson Piquet – walked into the room, perhaps unaware that the Dutchman was streaming.

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She appeared to lean down to the 25-year-old to give him a kiss, something the Red Bull star clearly wasn’t expecting.

The two-time World Champion quickly covered his camera with his hand for several seconds, after wanting to keep the moment between the pair private.

A fan shared the clip on social media with the caption: “The panic in his eyes.”

Several fans found the incident hilarious, with @FastestZehbra saying: “Putting those F1 reaction times to good use.”

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“I’ve laughed out loud,” said @mclarenbestie.

Others, though, thought Verstappen keeping his and Piquet’s moment private was “really nice”.

“I think it’s really nice that he likes to keep these things private,” commented @Jas_Bock.

“Poor guy, he just wants to keep his personal life private,” said @fast_hearts.

Verstappen went on to enjoy a very successful weekend at the Hungaroring, with the Dutchman having claimed his seventh win in a row.

His seventh consecutive win marked his ninth of 2023 overall, whilst victory also marked Red Bull’s 12th in a row.

As a result, Red Bull now hold the record for most consecutive wins in F1 history, having eclipsed McLaren’s 11 wins from 1988.

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Verstappen and the Milton Keynes-based team are very much in a league of their own, with the driver having won the Hungarian GP by a staggering 33.7 seconds over Lando Norris.

It wasn’t quite a perfect weekend for the Dutchman though, as he was beaten to pole position by Lewis Hamilton.

Sergio Perez finished third in Hungary having recovered from ninth on the grid, to claim his second podium in the last six races.