Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen congratulates Jenson Button on Twitter after McLaren deal

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The 17-year-old is looking forward to racing against the man, who is old enough to be his dad.

At 17-years-old Max Verstappen would only been legally able to drive for two months in the United Kingdom. However next season he will be taking the place of Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso in Formula 1.

He will become the youngest ever F1 driver to start a World Championship race when he takes to the track next season, beating Jamie Alguersuari's record by almost two years.

At the other end of the spectrum to the likes of Verstappen you have Jenson Button. His career in F1 looked like potentially coming to an end this month as McLaren struggled to come to a decision over who should partner Fernando Alonso on the grid next season, Button or Kevin Magnussen.

In the end they went with experience, creating a double world champion team, one of two on the grid for next season along with Ferrari's pairing of Sebastien Vettel and Kimi Raikonnen.

So Verstappen will get to race Button next season, something which has clearly made him happy.

He shared this on Twitter earlier, congratulating Button on his new deal for the upcoming season...