Connect with us

F1 top news

Max Verstappen and family close to New Year’s fire scare in Dubai

Published

on

Max Verstappen, Jos Verstappen, Max's girlfriend and other relatives close to New Year's fire scare in Dubai

Max Verstappen, Jos Verstappen, Max’s girlfriend and other relatives close to New Year’s fire scare in Dubai

Formula 1 sensation Max Verstappen saw in the New Year amid a safety scare whilst holidaying in Dubai.

The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that the 18-year-old and his father Jos were not far from the drama as a high-rise hotel caught fire in the ultra-modern city on New Year’s Eve.

Just hours before Dubai’s spectacular annual fireworks display, the luxury skyscraper ‘The Address’ hotel caught fire and was engulfed by flames.

The fire is thought to have originated on the 20th floor but the cause is yet to be determined - Images Credit Thenational.ae

The fire is thought to have originated on the 20th floor but the cause is yet to be determined – Images Credit Thenational.ae

“When the fire broke out, we were eating about 150 metres from the hotel,” Jos Verstappen confirmed.

“Immediately it was clear that something was going on so we went back to our hotel,” added the former F1 driver, who was in Dubai with his son Max, Max’s girlfriend and other relatives.

“So we got away from the panic. We arrived safely in our hotel and could see the fire from the window. It was quite a scare,” Verstappen added.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F11 hour ago

Leclerc to Ferrari, Raikkonen to Sauber for 2019 F1

Sauber F1 team chief Fred Vasseur has not ruled out the proposal that a swap deal with Ferrari that would...

2018 F17 hours ago

Verstappen beats Hamilton to top spot in German GP practice

1ShareMax Verstappen was fastest in second practice in German Grand Prix, the Dutchman kept Red Bull Racing’s striking form at...

2018 F112 hours ago

Practice 1 Results: German Grand Prix

69Shares2018 German Grand Prix Practice 1 Results (FP1): First free practice results and Timings (FP1) for the eleventh round of...

2018 F114 hours ago

Bottas signed, Mercedes completed its driver line-up for 2019

225SharesValtteri Bottas has signed a new one-year contract extension with Mercedes, his team Mercedes have officially announced. It follows Mercedes...

2018 F114 hours ago

We are not negotiating with Kubica – Haas F1

1ShareGunther Steiner has rejected speculation Haas might sign up Robert Kubica for 2019. Pole Kubica is the reserve driver at...

2018 F115 hours ago

The F1 Silly Season: Who will be driving where for 2019 F1?

4SharesWith the German Grand Prix spotted the midway point in the 2018 Formula 1 Season, it now feels like the...

2018 F12 days ago

F1 should be a dictatorship – Berger

11SharesFormula one needs to return to its days as a dictatorship. That is the view of Gerhard Berger, the F1...

2018 F12 days ago

We have great confidence in Honda – Red Bull

1ShareChristian Horner remains confident Honda is the right move for Red Bull. The Red Bull boss said that at Silverstone...

2018 F12 days ago

F1 steward Mika Salo admits Ferrari penalties controversy

11SharesF1 steward Mika Salo has acknowledged the controversy over penalties given to Ferrari drivers in recent races. After Sebastian got...

2018 F12 days ago

McLaren, Williams, admit need for change

79SharesAn anonymous engineer says struggling once-great F1 teams Williams and McLaren need to make sweeping changes. Both British teams have...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media