It is quite normal for the protagonists of Formula 1 to have an airplane for personal use, be it team leaders or famous racers. In particular, Max Verstappen now has such a vehicle.
In the Dutch aviation podcast Mic High Club, it was reported that the Red Bull Racing racer has acquired a rather serious business jet Falcon-900EX, previously owned by billionaire Richard Branson, founder and co-owner of the Virgin Group corporation.
Talking about this, the authors of the podcast reasoned: “In general, now this plane belongs to Max. But will it be painted in Red Bull Racing colors? Probably not. After all, this is Max’s plane, not Red Bull. “
Falcon 900 aircraft have been produced by the French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation since 1984, the 900EX model with a flight range increased to 8340 km appeared on the market in 1996. Branson’s Executive Jet Charter Ltd. such a machine, called the Galactic Girl, has been in operation for over ten years.
The price of a new aircraft of this model, depending on the version and configuration, is in the region of $ 45 million, twenty-year-old copies are sold for about $ 10 million, respectively, the acquisition hardly cost Verstappen less than twenty million.