Wild and fearless Verstappen is just what Formula One needs

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) He's very fast, very young and very confident. He races on the limit, upsets other drivers and cares little when he does. He's also great for Formula One.

Max Verstappen may not be winning many friends among other drivers - especially those from Ferrari - but his aggressive, unapologetic, fearless driving is wonderfully entertaining for fans.

The 18-year-old Dutchman is the youngest to win a race and to start from the front row of the grid, and he's also just what F1 needs in an era of fading former champions.

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Formula 1 Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 L.Hamilton 232 6
2 N.Rosberg 223 6
3 D.Ricciardo 151 0
4 S.Vettel 128 0
5 K.Raikkonen 124 0
6 M.Verstappen 115 1
7 V.Bottas 62 0
8 S.Perez 58 0
9 N.Hulkenberg 45 0
10 F.Massa 39 0
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