Dutch Grand Prix: Verstappen – Russell – Leclerc

Dutch Grand Prix: Verstappen – Russell – Leclerc

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Tickets for the Dutch Grand Prix were sold out in the spring, part of which went to those fans who were unable to attend the podium in 2021 due to the restrictions of the coronavirus. This time there were no restrictions – and all three days, from Friday to Sunday, there was no apple falling in the stands anywhere.

The orange sea was waiting for Max Verstappen’s success, people’s love sometimes crossed borders – qualifying had to be stopped with red flags when one of the fans threw a torch on the track. The fan was taken out, the rest were asked not to do this again, but then the fireball flew onto the track from another stand.

Red Bull did not immediately enter the settings, Verstappen missed the first practice on Friday due to gearbox problems and Charles Leclerc showed the best time in the second. Monegask was also in the lead on Saturday morning, with Verstappen winning qualifying by 0.021 seconds ahead of Leclerc, the smallest difference between first and second place this season.

Verstappen and Leclerc took the front row of the grid, Sainz and Hamilton – the second, Perez and Russell – the third.

Pirelli brought the most difficult compositions to the stage – C1, C2 and C3 in the role of Hard, Medium and Soft. Hamilton, Russell, Norris, Schumacher, Albon and Magnussen started on Medium, the rest chose Soft for the first stint.

Verstappen kept the lead at the start. Hamilton attacked Sainz, the cars hit each other and kept moving. Norris ahead of Russell, Schumacher lost two positions.

On lap 2 Magnussen crashed into turn one but avoided contact with the barrier and was the last to return to the track.

Top ten in round 2: Verstappen – Leclerc – Sainz – Hamilton – Perez – Norris – Russell – Stroll – Windows – Schumacher.

On lap 4 Russell passed Norris in sixth.

Hamilton pressured Sainz, but the speed difference was not enough to attack.

On lap 10, Alonso overtook Gasly for 12th. Vettel changed tires.

On lap 11, Magnussen overtook Latifi for 18th. Alonso – Tsunoda in the battle for the 11th.

On lap 12 Gasly and Ricciardo had a pit stop, on lap 13 Alonso and Zhou, on lap 14 Schumacher, Tsunoda and Latifi. Mick lost eight seconds in the pit stop due to a hitch in the left rear wheel mounting. Zhou exceeded the speed in the pit lane – and was given a five-second penalty.

On lap 15 Sainz, Perez and Magnussen switched tires. Sainz had to wait for the left rear wheel to be brought. Perez drove his rear wheel on a Ferrari key – it had to be replaced, the stewards left the incident without consequences after the race.

Stroll and Bottas pitted on lap 17, Leclerc and Norris on lap 18, Verstappen and Ocon on lap 19.

Bottas attacked Vettel and stepped forward, there was contact in the first corner but both kept moving

Bottas attacked Vettel and stepped forward, there was contact in the first corner, but both kept moving.

On lap 22, Albon switched tires. Everyone was in the pits except the Mercedes racers.

On lap 28, Verstappen overtook Russell for second. Riccardo changed tires.

On lap 30 Hamilton switched tires, on lap 32 Russell.

Top ten in round 32: Verstappen – Leclerc – Perez – Hamilton – Russell – Sainz – Norris – Stroll – Alonso – Ocon.

On lap 33, Gasly made a pit stop, on 34th – Schumacher, on 35th – Bottas and Magnussen, on 37th – Vettel.

After getting Hard, the Mercedes racers picked up the pace, traded the best laps and closed the gap with the leader.

On lap 37 Hamilton overtook Perez for third.

On lap 38 Zhou switched tires, on lap 39 Stroll.

Russell beat Perez for fourth place.

On lap 41, Perez made a pit stop, on 43rd – Tsunoda and Albon, on 44th – Sainz.

On lap 44, Tsunoda stopped on the side of the road – after the pit stop it seemed to him that something was wrong with the car. After a few seconds, he continued to move, but managed to loosen his belt – and drove into the pits to be strapped in.

On lap 46 Leclerc made a pit stop.

When he returned to the track, Tsunoda again, on command from the pits, stopped the car on the side of the road.

When he returned to the track, Tsunoda again, on command from the pits, stopped the car on the side of the road. The Race Directorate has announced a virtual safety car mode. Norris, Alonso, Verstappen, Hamilton, Russell, Schumacher, Magnussen, Riccardo and Vettel switched tires.

Top ten behind the virtual safety car: Verstappen – Hamilton – Russell – Leclerc – Perez – Ocon – Sainz – Norris – Alonso – Stroll.

In the 50th lap, a restart was announced. Alonso beat Stroll for ninth place.

Hamilton and Russell got Medium for the last part, Verstappen got Hard. There were 22 laps to the finish, the gap narrowed.

Vettel was given a five-second penalty for ignoring blue flags.

On lap 55 Bottas stopped the car on the straight due to power plant problems, the safety car went out.

Most teams switched tires and switched to Soft for the short final stint, while Hamilton stayed on a worn out Medium set.

Sainz was let loose on the track ahead of Alonso - there was contact, both drivers kept moving, but Carlos was given a five second penalty

Sainz was let loose on the track in front of Alonso – there was contact, both drivers kept moving, but Carlos was given a five second penalty.

Top ten behind the safety car: Hamilton – Verstappen – Russell – Leclerc – Perez – Sainz – Alonso – Norris – Ocon – Stroll.

In the 60th lap, a restart was announced. There were 12 laps to the finish.

Verstappen ahead of Hamilton to lead the race

Verstappen beat Hamilton to lead the race, Sainz-Pérez in the battle for fifth place.

On lap 64 Russell overtook Hamilton for second.

On lap 66, Leclerc moved ahead of Hamilton to move into third.

Max Verstappen won the Dutch Grand Prix and scored his fourth win in a row, tenth of the season and 30th of his career.

Max Verstappen won the Dutch Grand Prix and scored his fourth win in a row, tenth of the season and 30th of his career.

George Russell climbed to the second step of the podium and repeated his best result of his career – and ahead of Carlos Sainz in the individual standings. Charles Leclerc finished third, equaling Sergio Pérez in points.

The battle in Monza will continue next week.

Race results

pilot Team Time Speed Piet
1. Mr Verstappen Red Bull 1:36:42,773 190.204 3
2. D. Russell Mercedes +4.071 190.071 3
3. Sh.Lecler Ferrari +10.929 189,846 3
4. L. Hamilton Mercedes +13.016 189,778 2
5. C.Perez Red Bull +18.168 189,910 3
6. F. Alonso alpine +18,754 189,591 2
7. L. Norris McLaren +19.306 189,573 3
8. C. Sainz * Ferrari +20,916 189.521 3
9. E. Okon alpine +21.117 189.514 2
10. L. Walk Aston Martin +22.459 189,471 3
11. P. Gasly AlphaTauri +27.009 189,323 3
12. A. Albon Williams +30.390 189.213 3
13. M. Schumacher hare +32,995 189.129 3
14. V. Vettel * Aston Martin +36.007 189.031 3
15. K. Magnussen hare +36.869 189.003 3
16. G. Zhou’ Alfa Romeo +37.320 188,988 3
17. D. Riccardo McLaren +37.764 188,974 four
18. N. Latifi Williams +1 circle 186.211 3

* Added 5 seconds to Sainz’s result for unsafe driving on the track
*Added 5 seconds to Vettel’s result for ignoring blue flags

best lap: Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) – 1:13,652 (lap 62, 208,173 km/h)

Reasons for leaving

pilot Team circles Cause
Yu.Tsunoda AlphaTauri 43 mechanical problems
V.Bottas Alfa Romeo 53 Power Point

Championship position : Individual

Championship position : Constructors’ Championship

Team Engine Glasses
= 1 Red Bull Racing Red Bull powertrains 511
= 2 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 376
= 3. Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes 346
= 4 Alpine F1 Team Renault 125
= 5 McLaren Racing Mercedes 101
= 6. Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Ferrari 51
= 7 Haas F1 Team Ferrari 34
= 8 Scuderia Alpha Tauri Red Bull powertrains 29
= 9. Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team Mercedes 25
= 10 Williams Racing Mercedes four

Source: F1 News

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