Verstappen wins Dutch Formula 1 Grand Prix and equals Vettel’s record
MOSCOW, 27 Aug – Dutch Red Bull pilot Max Verstappen won the Dutch Grand Prix, the 14th round of the Formula 1 championship, which takes place at the circuit in Zandvoort.
This victory was the ninth in a row in the current championship for Verstappen. He repeated the record of the “royal races”, which belonged to the German Sebastian Vettel. The pilot won the Dutch Grand Prix for the third time in a row after the return of the stage to the calendar. Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso of Spain finished second with the best lap and Alpin’s Frenchman Pierre Gasly was third.
Also in the top ten are: 4. Sergio Perez, Red Bull; 5. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari 6. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes; 7. Lando Norris, McLaren; 8. Alexander Albon, Williams; 9. Oscar Piastri, McLaren; 10. Esteban Okon, Alpha Tauri.
Monegasque Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc retired after colliding with Oscar Piastri’s McLaren. Also, the race was not able to complete the pilot, “Williams” American Logan Sargent. On lap 64, China’s Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo) crashed off the track, after which the race was suspended with red flags due to heavy rain.
Daniel Ricciardo, who broke his arm, was replaced by New Zealander Liam Lawson at the stage in the Netherlands, for whom this stage was his debut in the “royal races”.
The next stage will be held September 1-3 in Monza, Italy.