Kiwi Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen has given Red Bull Formula 1 star Max Verstappen time behind the wheel of his Holden at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Verstappen, who won his first Formula 1 race in 2016, is considered a future world champion.

The Dutchman spent some time looking over the Red Bull Holden Racing Team car in between commitments at Albert Park on Thursday and looked right at home behind the wheel.

Van Gisbergen, who dominated the opening Supercars round on the streets of Adelaide, has been over-shadowed by Shell V Power Racing duo of fellow Kiwis Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin in yesterday's four qualifying sessions.

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Verstappen will get on track for the first time today as the Formula 1 season officially begins.