Max Verstappen takes F1 Championship lead, after wining Dutch Grand Prix

Max Verstappen sent his home group wild by winning his home Dutch GP from Lewis Hamilton to recover the world title lead from his Mercedes rival.

Hamilton’s three-point advantage toward the beginning of the day currently transforms into a three-point shortfall going to the following week’s Italian GP at Monza, the second of the period’s run race ends of the week.

Verstappen drove from the front and didn’t put a wheel wrong in the primary home race of his profession notwithstanding going under pressure from Hamilton at various places of the Zandvoort race, worked out before amazingly vocal and vivid nearby help in the orange-clad grandstands.


Verstappen won for Red Bull with an instructing drive from post, turning into the main Dutch driver to win the Dutch GP, first held in 1952 and 36 years after the last gathering. Hamilton’s Mercedes partner Valtteri Bottas was third. Verstappen drives Hamilton by three in the drivers’ standings however Mercedes have broadened their lead in the constructors’ title to 12 focuses.

Hamilton recognized he essentially didn’t have the speed to coordinate with Red Bull nor did Mercedes execute at their best. “They were most certainly quicker today, there was not a great deal I could do to answer the lap times they were placing in,” he said.

The seven-time world champion bolted on fresh rubber and ­succeeded to gain a bonus point which could prove pivotal in the title fight.


Pierre Gasly, meanwhile, capped a stunning weekend for AlphaTauri by beating Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to finish fourth.

Fernando Alonso overtook countryman Carlos Sainz on the final lap for sixth place for Alpine.


Dutch GP race result: Top 10
1) Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
3) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
4) Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri
5) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
6) Fernando Alonso, Alpine
7) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
8) Sergio Perez, Red Bull
9) Esteban Ocon, Alpine
10) Lando Norris, McLaren

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