Jos Verstappen is set to return to racing in 2022.
Max Verstappen’s father last raced for Aston Martin at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009. He will now return after more than a decade away from the fast lane. The 49-year-old will make his return in a 24 Hours race, at the Dubai 24 Hours.
Jos will race in a Porsche GT3, prepared exclusively by GP Elite. He will arce alongside Thierry Vermeulen, who is the son of Max;s manager Raymond Vermeulen. Thierry has been trained by Jos himself, and the young man recently won his first race.
Jos spoke to the media about his return, and stated that he is excited to be back. He also added that although he loves everything about this venture, he is still undecided regarding it being a full-time return.
“It’s great to race again and it’s good for Thierry to gain even more experience,” Jos said, as reported by Racingnews365.com.
“This opportunity worked out for all of us. I’m not sure if it’s a one-off or I’ll do more. I’ll see how I feel after this.”
Jos raced his last competitive race back in 2009, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He took an impressive 13th place finish, racing alongside Darren Turner and Anthony Davidson. More than a decade later, he is returning to racing, and will be eager to prove that he is every bit as quick.
Before his 2009 Le Mans race, he entered in the LMP2 category of the same event a year earlier, in 2008. He also raced in A1GP for his country Netherlands from 2005 to 2006. This was after his stint in Formula 1, which he left back in 2003.
His son Max currently races in F1, and is in the running for a world championship.