Max Verstappen has a new girlfriend, after announcing his split from former partner Dilara Sanlik last year. Meet the Red Bull driver’s new girlfriend Kelly Piquet, who used to date former driver Daniil Kvyat. How did Verstappen meet Piquet?

Max Verstappen finished third in the F1 Drivers’ Standings last season, 133 points behind eventual-champion Lewis Hamilton. The Dutch driver has now revealed that he’s entered into a new relationship with Kelly Piquet. The driver has now revealed that he has a new girlfriend, after splitting from his previous partner just a few months ago.

Verstappen has just started dating Brazilian model Kelly Piquet. The 32-year-old was originally born in Homburg, Germany, and is the daughter of F1 legend Nelson Piquet. She spent almost three years in a relationship with Verstappen’s F1 rival, Daniil Kvyat. Piquet and Kvyat were together from August 2016 until December 2019.

Kelly Piquet with his former boyfriend Daniil Kvyat

During that time, they had one daughter together, who was born in July 2019. But after they split last year, Verstappen and Piquet start seeing each other at the end of 2020. They both announced their new relationship on Instagram, while wishing their followers a happy new year. Verstappen posted a picture to his Instagram page with the pair cosying up on a sunny beach.

“Happy New Year everyone,” Verstappen wrote. “Let’s make 2021 a year to remember in many ways. “Wishing you all success, love and happiness just as I found mine.” Piquet posted a similar message on New Year’s Day, shortly after her new boyfriend. She posted a picture of the happy couple under the moonlight, both dressed in white.

“Love is what makes the world go round,” said Piquet. “Happy new year and much love #2021.” Verstappen split from his former girlfriend, Dilara Sanlik, at the end of 2020. He hasn’t gone into too much detail about their split, but the F1 star announced that he was single in November. The pair had been seeing each other since 2017, and Sanlik was often seen around the F1 paddock on race weekends.

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