Verstappen Voted Top CRG Pilot

Max Verstappen has been voted by fans as the top CRG driver from the past 20 years. Verstappen scored 983 points, clearly ahead of Paolo De Conto (764 points) and Lewis Hamilton.

The voting took place via CRG’s social channels (Facebook and Instagram) to elect the best CRG driver from 2000 to today.

CRG management nominated the 10 candidates for fans to vote for.

“In the first place, only the period from 2000 to 2020 was considered and for this reason some flags of the CRG brand such as Danilo Rossi were not present” CRG explained.


“Secondly, only drivers no longer active in karting and those known by the general public for having access to professional motor racing were chosen.

“Finally, we took into account the number of FIA titles won in karting. This is how we reached the 10 nominations.”

The nominations were: Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Robert Kubica, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Niko Hülkenberg, Nico Rosberg, Sébastien Buemi, Jonathan Thonon, Paolo De Conto and Felice Tiene.

“Obiously, many other CRG Karting drivers who have been protagonists of the past 20 years would deserve a mention, from Giedo Van Der Garde and Wade Cunningham, respectively Formula A World Champions in 2002 and 2003, up to the Italians Giorgio Pantano, Davide Forè and Alessandro Manetti and it was certainly a difficult selection” CRG added.



  1. Max Verstappen – 983 points
  2. Paolo De Conto – 763
  3. Lewis Hamilton – 726
  4. Jonathan Thonon – 686
  5. Robert Kubica – 522