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Party mode turns on after Verstappen's win at the Dutch GP

Party mode turns on after Verstappen's win at the Dutch GP

And… YES! Max Verstappen won the Dutch GP in front of his home crowd! The race day of the 2021 F1 Dutch Grand Prix kicked off with high spirits as all teams and drivers are excited to push their pedals at its max during the first race at Zandvoort in 36 years. As we all know, the Finn driver, Kimi Raikkonen contracted with COVID-19, and will be replaced by Kubica for the race. The Dutch GP is not as chaotic as we will imagine. But the head to head battle for 1st between Hamilton and Verstappen was EPIC. Not much has changed on the start of the race. Lap 1 was not as exciting as we thought. The commentator said that the both Mercedes driver will be in different strategies for the race. Which I personally really look forward to see how it can bring an advantage to them.

As the race continues, not much happened. Nikita Mazepin and Yuki Tsunoda then retired due to hydraulic issues. As Max Verstappen crossed the line, the home crowd went WILD as they celebrates Verstappen’s victory.

Surprisingly, the First Time Podium-er from the Belgium GP ended up P17, after serving the 5 second penalty, then retired from the race at the last lap. Something worth to mention is that Pierre Gasly finished P4, great work from him maintaining his position from the start. Full results as below:

POSITIONDRIVERTEAMTIME/RETPOINTS
1Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda1:30:05.39525
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes+20.932s19
3Valtteri BottasMercedes +56.460s15
4Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri Honda+1 Lap12
5Charles LeclercFerrari+1 Lap10
6Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault+1 Lap8
7Carlos SainzFerrari+1 Lap6
8Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda+1 Lap4
9Esteban OconAlpine Renault +1 Lap2
10Lando NorrisMcLaren Mercedes+1 Lap1
11Daniel RicciardoMcLaren Mercedes+1 Lap0
12Lance StrollAston Martin Mercedes+2 Laps0
13Sebastian VettelAston Martin Mercedes+2 Laps0
14Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari+2 Laps0
15Robert KubicaAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari+2 Laps0
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams Mercedes+2 Laps0
17George RussellWilliams MercedesDNF0
18Mick SchumacherHaas Ferrari+3 Laps0
NCYuki TsunodaAlphaTauri HondaDNF0
NCNikita MazepinHaas FerrariDNF0
Note – Hamilton scored an additional point for setting the fastest lap of the race.

Thank you for reading and see you next week in Monza!


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