Kelly Piquet compares Max Verstappen to her father

Kelly Piquet

Max Verstappen’s girlfriend Kelly Piquet has compared Verstappen to her controversial father Nelson Piquet.

Kelly Piquet was featured on the front page of the January 2023 Vogue Netherlands edition. The Brazilian model will be wearing a helmet and complete racing attire for the magazine.

Regardless, Kelly has been on the side of Max Verstappen as he wrapped two consecutive world titles.

“He remains so humble, he has both feet firmly on the ground,”

she said in an interview.

What I really like is that he knows what he wants and he is not afraid to say it. He is confident and not interested in fame or material things.”

“We have a lot in common, are born vivants. I realize more and more how similar he is to my father.”

Piquet’s father – Nelson Piquet is a rather controversial figure. The former F1 driver and world champion came into controversies due to his comments on Lewis Hamilton. The comments took on the media by storm as they were termed racist.

Verstappen defended Nelson claiming him to “not be racist”.

Kelly Piquet added about how she has been involved with racing drivers all her life:

“I was always very involved in my brother’s career. I’ve experienced the ups and downs, seen what pressure does to someone. This world is so familiar to me, I know what those guys go through.”

Kelly Piquet was earlier in a relationship with former red bull driver Daniil Kvyat. She also has a daughter with Daniil Kvyat before the two separated.

Talking about she and Verstappen got together, Kelly said:

She said about meeting her current partner:

“Maybe one day we will reveal the whole story, but I am careful with what I say.”

“On the internet, everything derails so quickly. It’s nice to keep some things between us and us alone.”

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