F1 Dutch GP: Max Verstappen leads driver championship again.

F1: Max Verstappen wins Dutch GP

F1: All the way through the end the race was led by Max Verstappen, followed by Lewis Hamilton. Max Verstappen came out winning the race after few bad performances. This race took Max back to the first position in the driver’s championship.

F1 Dutch GP podium celebrations. Twitter: (@F1)
F1 Dutch GP podium celebrations. Twitter: (@F1)

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas also joined the party of podiums. Both the Mercedes drivers took home points. Bottas was a comfortable third, despite his own late stop for soft tires, with Bottas appearing to then ignore team orders not to attempt to take the fastest lap bonus point away from Hamilton – only for Hamilton to claim it anyway on the final lap.

Pierre Gasly was behind Bottas to finish the race at fourth position and took some points home for his team, Ahead of Charles Leclerc who finished fifth for Ferrari.

Fernando Alonso was sixth for Alpine, having passed the second Ferrari of Carlos Sainz on the last lap. Sainz was ahead of the second Red Bull of Sergio Perez, who recovered well from his pit lane start and an early flat spot in the race to take P8, with the second Alpine and of Esteban Ocon and the McLaren of Lando Norris – who’d been allowed past his 11th placed teammate Daniel Ricciardo earlier in the race – rounding out the top 10.

F1: Valterri Bottas finishes 3rd at Dutch GP. Twitter
Valterri Bottas finishes 3rd at Dutch GP. Twitter

Lance Stroll finished the race at 12th position ahead of his teammate Sebastian Vettel for Aston Martin. Followed by both the Alpha Romeo of Giovinazzi and replacement for Kimi Raikkonen, Robert Kubica finished p14 and p15 respectively. Nicholas Latifi taking 16th – as George Russell was classified 17th, ahead of Mick Schumacher, with Yuki Tsunoda and Nikita Mazepin retiring.

F1 Dutch GP. Twitter.
F1 Dutch GP. Twitter.

But the Dutch fans only had eyes for one driver, greeting Verstappen’s win with jubilation, as he moved three points clear of Hamilton in the standings. 

After this win Max went ahead of Lewis in the driver’s championship by 3 points, the game is still on for the championship after Hamilton taking lead during Verstappen’s few weeks.

watch the F1 Dutch GP race Highlights, HERE.


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