Dutch Grand Prix – Post-race

The Netherlands DID NOT DISSAPOINT. What a race. The rollercoaster-like track has taken strides up my favorite-tracks-list. Not a moment of calm was experienced throughout 72 grueling laps of speed and grit, followed by a win by none other than my team’s golden boy; Super MAX VERSTAPPEN.

Redbull’s Max Verstappen has taken advantage of his home race and has moved back to the top spot of the driver’s standings after winning at Zandvoort over title rival Lewis Hamilton. The home fans exploded in a sea of orange in the stands when their local hero crossed the finish line before all the competition.

Max was able to keep Hamilton at bay for the whole race to bring home his 7th win of the season. The battle looked to be a close one with both teams’ strategies waiting out as long as possible for the final tyre swap, hoping the other teams’ tyres fail first. But eventually Redbull’s strategy saw Max take home the gold as his Hard tyres outlasted the Mediums Hamilton was sporting for the final third of the Grand Prix.

Seven-time world champion Sir Lewis took second place followed closely by his teammate Valterri Bottas who came in at a comfortable third. I say teammate right now, even though it has already been announced that the Finn will take Kimi Raikkonnen’s place on the grid next season, since the one-time world champ aims to retire by the end of this one. Does this move pave the way for George Russel to take his place as Mercedes’s second driver? I THINK SO.

Pierre Gasly, Redbull hopeful filling an AlphaTauri seat drove brilliantly to take fourth place, ahead of the young Ferrari prospect Charles Leclerc who follows suit with fifth after a safe but convincing drive.

Alonso takes sixth in his Alpine, having passed the second Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz on the very last lap. Sainz ended the race ahead of Redbull’s Sergio Perez after recovering well from a pit lane start and an early flat to take P8. Perez was also voted by the fans as Driver Of The Day. Alpine’s second driver, Estaban Ocon takes P9 followed by young Lando Norris for McLaren rounding out the top 10. Here are the full results;

What’s next up you ask??? THE ITALIAN GP BABY. MONZA!! Arguably the MOST iconic F1 track and home the of the Prancing Ponies. Ferrari’s backyard. Tune in on the 12th of September to enjoy the once in a year spectacle with a sea of red fans exploding with energy. In the mean time, watch this.