The Netherlands has had many successful Formula One drivers in the past. Max Verstappen is the latest Dutchman to join this exclusive group of drivers. Dutchman Jan Flinterman was the first one in 1952 to race a Formula One Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen on his debute for Toro Rosso in 2014.

Max Verstappen on his debute for Toro Rosso in 2014.

Who were those Dutch Formula One drivers?

Jan Flinterman (1952)
Dries van der Lof (1952)
Carel Godin de Beaufort (1957 – 1964)
Ben Pon (1962)
Rob Slotemaker* (1962)
Gijs van Lennep (1971 – 1975)
Roelof Wunderink (1975)
Boy Hayje (1976 – 1977)
Michael Bleekemolen (1977 – 1978)
Jan Lammers (1979 – 1992)
Huub Rothengatter (1984 – 1986)
Jos Verstappen (1994 – 2003)
Robert Doornbos (2004 – 2006)
Christijan Albers (2005 – 2007)
Giedo van der Garde (2008 – 2014)
Robin Frijns* (2013 – 2014)
Max Verstappen (2014 – …)

* Rob Slotermaker and Robin Frijns never participated in a Formula One Grand Prix race. Slotemakers F1 Porsche was not ready for the 1962 Dutch GP race and Frijns was only a F1 testdriver in 2013 for Sauber and in 2014 for Caterham. He has not yet entered a Formula One Grand Prix. They are in this list because they have been very closed to a F1.

Max Verstappen in the Toro Rosso at Suzuka 2014.

Max Verstappen in the Toro Rosso at Suzuka 2014.

How about the Dutch Grand Prix Formula One?