The F-Max Grand Prix was the predecessor of the F-zero Grand Prix. Not much is known about these races, only that the races were 200 years before the F-Zero Grand Prix was founded and that the races were very bloody in that time. The F-Max Grand Prix was ended after a huge crash in the final, when some participants were burned alive.
A famous racer of the F-Max Grand Prix was Sterling LaVaughn, now known as The Skull in the F-Zero races. Sterling was able to survive for such a long time because he had found a way to guarantee his immortality with a combination of science and black magic. He was also involved in the crash during the F-Max final.