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Netherlands Grand Prix
Circuit Zandvoort
Race: Podium
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Max Verstappen Red Bull
Nationality
2
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Nationality
3
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
Nationality
4
Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri
Nationality
Circuit Zandvoort RACE TRACK, 05 Sep 2021
Winner
Max Verstappen
Red Bull

F1 LIVE | 2021 Dutch Grand Prix

Dutch Grand Prix
Dutch Grand Prix
Rudy Carezzevoli
Last Updated

05 September 14:57

We're ready for an epic battle between home hero Max Verstappen and title rival Lewis Hamilton. The two championship protagonists will start the race on the front row.

05 September 14:59

Wow, what an atmosphere in Zandvoort! This promises to be a very closely fought race.

05 September 15:05

What a start! Verstappen leads from Hamilton and Bottas, followed by Gasly and Leclerc.

05 September 15:05

At the end of the first lap, Verstappen has a lead of 1.7 seconds over Hamilton!

05 September 15:05

We're on lap 2/72 and it's been a clean run for everyone so far.

05 September 15:06

Could Ricciardo be sufering from an engine issue? His car is spitting fumes, which is normally oil related...

05 September 15:08

Lap 4/72: Verstappen sets the fastest lap of the race so far and extends his lead over Hamilton to 2.2sec.

05 September 15:10

Lap 5/72: Mick Schumacher in the pits and swaps his Mediums for a set of the Hard tyres. Expect the Haas driver to make a second stop later in the race.

05 September 15:12

Massive lockup for Sergio Perez going into Turn 1. The Red Bull driver started the race from the pitlane. 

05 September 15:13

Schumacher being lapped by Verstappen on Lap 8/72.

05 September 15:17

Lap 11/72: Red Bull telling Verstappen that Mercedes could switch Hamilton to a two-stopper. This race is far from over...

05 September 15:18

If Hamilton were to pit now, he'd rejoin the race behind Gasly and Leclerc. Though the Merc driver could easily pass the Ferrari, the AlphaTauri might pose a different challenge.

05 September 15:22

Lap 16/72: Red Bull contemplating whether or not to put Verstappen on a two-stop. Would this be the right strategy or should they stick to the (safer) one-stop option?

05 September 15:27

Perez carving his way through the field. The Mexican is up to 16th after starting the race from the pitlane and having completed one pitstop. 

05 September 15:29

Mercedes and Hamilton are trying to figure out the best strategy to take the fight for the win to Verstappen and Red Bull.

05 September 15:30

Lap 21/72: Hamilton in and out of the pits. Mercedes fitted the Medium tyre, which means that they are indeed opting for the two-stop today.

05 September 15:31

Lap 22/72: Red Bull reacts to Mercedes and brings Verstappen in for a stop. Verstappen now also has a set of Medium tyres fitted to his car.

05 September 15:32

Hamilton sets the fastest lap of the race: a 1:13.757

05 September 15:35

Lap 25/72: Pierre Gasly in the pits and rejoins in seventh place. He is currently between Alonso and Ocon.

05 September 15:36

Bottas complaining that his tyres are going off, but he can do a few more laps on them.

05 September 15:43

Lap 31/72: Verstappen passes Bottas for the lead of the race. And of course, the crowd goes wild!

05 September 15:48

A flurry of activity in the pits as drivers come in for new tyres. The latest is Charles Leclerc who rejoins the race on a set of Hard tyres. He is currently in fifth place.

05 September 15:50

Lap 38/72: Sebastian Vettel spins in the first sector and is nearly hit by Bottas.

05 September 15:53

Lap 40/72: What?! Mercedes pulls a quick one and pits Hamilton. Though still in second, he now has to pick his way through lapped drivers.

05 September 15:54

Lap 41/72: Red Bull reacts immediately, but has to fit a set of the Hard tyre. Hamilton is on the (faster) Medium tyre. This could get quite interesting.

05 September 15:58

Lap 44/72: Nikita Mazepin retires his Haas from the race.

05 September 16:00

Hamilton complaining about the Medium tyre not being the right choice, but he has cut into Verstappen's lead by a massive 0.8 seconds.

05 September 16:04

Hamilton telling his team over the radio that he doubts he'll finish the race on this set of tyres.

05 September 16:06

Hamilton's on-track struggles seem a bit strange given he's just set the fastest lap of the race... 1:13.124. Anyways, he continues his chase on Verstappen.

05 September 16:06

Lap 50/72: Yuki Tsunoda retires from the race.

05 September 16:13

Hamilton, whilst complaining about the 'difficulties' of the Medium tyre, has closed the gap to Verstappen to under 2.0 seconds.

05 September 16:15

15 laps remaining: Verstappen leads from Hamilton and Bottas.

05 September 16:18

Lap 60/72: Verstappen leads from Hamilton by 2.5 seconds.

05 September 16:20

Verstappen increases his lead over Hamilton to four seconds.

05 September 16:25

Lap 65/72: Alonso chasing down Sainz for sixth place. The gap between the two is just 0.8 seconds.

05 September 16:26

Perez passes Norris for ninth place. The two McLaren drivers are now in tenth and 11th place, respectively.

05 September 16:32

Drama at Mercedes as Bottas ignores team orders to not set the fastest lap. Instead, Hamilton pits again for a set of Soft tyres to attempt getting the extra point for setting the fastest lap of the race.

05 September 16:32

Lap 72/72: Verstappen starts the final lap of the race.

05 September 16:36

What a race! It's been an amazing race around Zandvoort. Verstappen retakes the championship lead and will now reaffirm his sights on besting Hamilton to the 2021 F1 Drivers' Championship.

05 September 16:38

Thank you for joining us. We'll see you next week for the Italian Grand Prix.
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:14.756
1:30:05.395
72
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:11.097
20.932
72
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:15.152
56.460
72
4
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:16.153
1 LAP
71
5
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:16.544
1 LAP
71
6
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:15.369
1 LAP
71
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:17.579
1 LAP
71
8
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:17.455
1 LAP
71
9
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:16.699
1 LAP
71
10
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:16.185
1 LAP
71
11
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:16.469
1 LAP
71
12
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:16.181
2 LAPS
70
13
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:18.275
2 LAPS
70
14
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:15.343
2 LAPS
70
15
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:17.813
2 LAPS
70
16
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:19.874
2 LAPS
70
17
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
2:04.387
2 LAPS
69
18
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
0
18
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:17.725
3 LAPS
69
R
Nationality
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
RETIRED
30 LAPS
41
R
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
RETIRED
23 LAPS
48

05 Sep

Join us on Friday and stick with us all the way through to Sunday for live coverage of every session. Bedankt for tuning in today and see you then.

05 Sep

The good venues just keep on coming, with Monza next up in a week's time, and what's more, we'll have a sprint race there!

05 Sep

The race may not have been the most thrilling, but the atmosphere largely made up for it. Besides, it had its moments...

05 Sep

What a weekend that was. What an addition the Dutch Grand Prix is to the calendar.

05 Sep

The full result: Verstappen, Hamilton, Bottas, Gasly, Leclerc, Alonso, Sainz, Perez, Ocon, Norris, Ricciardo, Stroll, Vettel, Giovinazzi, Kubica, Latifi, Russell, Schumacher. Did not finish: Tsunoda, Mazepin.

05 Sep

Ocon and Norris take the final points.

05 Sep

Perez got P8 and Driver of the Day, and you can't say he didn't deserve it. It seemed like he did more overtaking than the rest of the field combined.

05 Sep

Alonso will be pretty pleased with P6, while Sainz won't be with P7. He was a long way off his team-mate.

05 Sep

Leclerc crosses the line in P5, a long way ahead of those behind him.

05 Sep

Gasly had a very quiet race, but a very good one. He takes P4 comfortably.

05 Sep

Bottas completes a rather familiar-looking podium.

05 Sep

Hamilton takes P2 and sets the fastest lap to take that extra point.

05 Sep

The crowd goes absolutely wild with orange smoke everywhere! Brilliant!

05 Sep

Max Verstappen wins the Dutch Grand Prix!

05 Sep

Alonso takes P6 from Sainz right at the end!

05 Sep

Final lap...

05 Sep

Perez passes Ocon to move up to P8. That's a good result for someone who started in the pit-lane.

05 Sep

Hamilton pits to take the point back.

05 Sep

Bottas ignores his team and goes purple. Good on him.

05 Sep

A queue now forming behind Sainz with Alonso, Ocon and Perez all close together.

05 Sep

The Finn has been told not to go for fastest lap so that Hamilton will keep the point. That's got to hurt...

05 Sep

Bottas pits, probably to take the fastest lap point.

05 Sep

He went around the outside of Turn 1 and the two touched quite heavily.

05 Sep

Perez takes P9 with a nice move.

05 Sep

Alonso has caught Sainz in P6 and is all over him.

05 Sep

10 laps to go and it looks like the fight for the win is settled, unless Verstappen has tyre problems...

05 Sep

His team-mate meanwhile is 2.9s behind Norris and catching fast.

05 Sep

Verstappen has opened the gap back up to 2.5s. It feels like he's in control here.

05 Sep

Perez takes P10 from Ricciardo.

05 Sep

Hamilton is pushing hard and has closed the gap to 1.3s. His team have reminded him that his tyres need to make it to the end...

05 Sep

Tsunoda becomes the second retiree of the day after Mazepin. Both had mechanical issues.

05 Sep

On the tyres he thinks are done, Hamilton sets the fastest lap of the race. Classic.

05 Sep

The Mexican quickly gets ahead of the Williams driver. On soft tyres, he'll be right behind the McLarens soon.

05 Sep

Perez pits from P7 and comes out in P12, just behind Russell.

05 Sep

Hamilton is now confident his tyres won't make it to the end.

05 Sep

Ricciardo lets Norris through. Ocon is a fair way ahead in P9 and is complaining about having a plastic bag in his brakes.

05 Sep

Hamilton isn't happy. He doesn't seem to have much of a pace advantage and isn't sure his tyres will make it to the end...

05 Sep

Norris pits and rejoins in P11, just behind Ricciardo. Given he's on fresher tyres, team orders may come into play...

05 Sep

In the midfield fight, Giovinazzi had to pit due to a puncture and is now in P17, out of the fight for the points. A shame for him.

05 Sep

So, Verstappen has a gap and a faster car, but Hamilton is on faster, but older, tyres. Interesting...

05 Sep

Yep, the Dutchman comes in and rejoins just over three seconds ahead. He didn't have a set of mediums available though and is on new hards...

05 Sep

Hamilton pits early! He puts on mediums. Verstappen will have to respond now to protect against the undercut.

05 Sep

All Mercedes care about now is the Finn being ahead of Verstappen when the Red Bull driver pits. With the gap at around 25 seconds now, it'll be tight...

05 Sep

Vettel spins on the banking just ahead of Bottas. That was close...

05 Sep

Norris and Perez are the two in the top 10 on used tyres, running in P7 and P8 on old mediums.

05 Sep

Russell is well in the mix for points, running in P12, but has just been given a five-second penalty for speeding in the pit-lane.

05 Sep

Bottas pits for mediums and rejoins in P3.

05 Sep

Hamilton is now just seven tenths behind the leader after his team-mate held the Red Bull man up. Game on.

05 Sep

The Dutchman passes on the main straight after spending a lap behind!

05 Sep

He's picked up the pace and is now half a second off Bottas. His team have told him it's critical that he passes quickly.

05 Sep

Verstappen's life is made harder by the fact that Bottas is ahead and will probably stay out to hold him up. Tricky times for the Dutchman...

05 Sep

Hamilton has been much quicker than Verstappen on the mediums. The gap is down to 1.3s.

05 Sep

Perez moves past Tsunoda to take P14. At least someone is giving us some overtakes to watch...

05 Sep

If Bottas can make his tyres last, Mercedes will surely try to put him on a one-stop strategy. With how important track position is here, that could make things interesting...

05 Sep

Red Bull respond by doing the same with Verstappen. He comes out just under two seconds ahead of the Brit in P2.

05 Sep

Hamilton pits! He puts on mediums tyres, all but confirming he'll be doing a two-stop race.

05 Sep

Perez is starting to make progress now; he's got ahead of Mazepin and Latifi.

05 Sep

Hamilton has eased off again and is now 3.5s behind Verstappen. Bottas meanwhile is 7.5s behind his team-mate.

05 Sep

We have an overtake! Latifi passes Mazepin around the outside to take P16.

05 Sep

Vettel pits for hards and comes out in P19, between Perez and Schumacher. The Mexican has just gone purple.

05 Sep

Hamilton is starting to push more and is catching Verstappen. Given he's not managing his tyres, it looks like he could be doing a two-stop race.

05 Sep

After locking up badly and flat-spotting his tyres, Perez has pitted for mediums. So much for going long... That's ruined his plan.

05 Sep

Verstappen leading by over three seconds now and looking very comfortable.

05 Sep

How hard is it to overtake here? Well, Perez is in P18 and struggling to pass Mazepin.

05 Sep

The Frenchman wants team order given; where's the fun in that?

05 Sep

Ocon tries to pass his team-mate by going on the lower section of the banking and diving down the inside. It doesn't work, but it's very cool so that sort of move tried.

05 Sep

As if often the case, Alonso made the best start of anyone, gaining two places thanks to a lovely move around the outside on the banking.

05 Sep

There's some smoke coming out of the back of Ricciardo's car... He's currently P9.

05 Sep

Verstappen already has a lead of 1.7 after the first lap.

05 Sep

A clean start for everyone, somehow. Some cars were so close on the banking.

05 Sep

And we're off! Verstappen gets way well and stays ahead.

05 Sep

The formation lap is underway. Here we go...

05 Sep

Perez is starting on hards, so expect him to go very long on his first stint.

05 Sep

The start here is absolutely crucial. Given the difficulty of overtaking, you'd fancy whoever is leading after the first lap to win the race.

05 Sep

In terms of strategies, a one-stop race will probably be the way to go, but whether drivers will be able to make their rubber last long enough to switch to mediums rather than hards remains to be seen.

05 Sep

The slow, solo edition of the national anthem calmed things down a bit, but it's bouncing again now. We need to come here every year.

05 Sep

The atmosphere here really is something else. The track was covered by orange clouds caused by flares as the drivers made their way to the grid.

05 Sep

Making his way up the field will be a big challenge for the Mexican given how few overtaking spots there seem to be on this track. For him, and everyone else, strategy will be crucial in gaining positions.

05 Sep

The big talking point outside the top 10 is of course that the Red Bull of Perez starts from the pit-lane. After being knocked out in Q1 due to not completing a flying lap towards the end, Checo and his team decided to change his engine and other parts no

05 Sep

The full grid: Verstappen, Hamilton, Bottas, Gasly, Leclerc, Sainz, Giovinazzi, Ocon, Alonso, Ricciardo, Russell, Stroll, Norris, Tsunoda, Vettel, Kubica, Schumacher, Mazepin. Pit lane: Latifi, Perez.

05 Sep

Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo complete the top 10.

05 Sep

Along with Gasly, the stand-out performer yesterday was Antonio Giovinazzi, who put his Alfa Romeo in P7. Alongside him is the Alpine of Esteban Ocon.

05 Sep

It's an all red third row of the grid, with Charles Leclerc ahead of Carlos Sainz. Both felt a little disappointed with their qualifying result, which really shows how strong Ferrari have looked this weekend.

05 Sep

Hamilton has a slight advantage in that he has a team-mate at the front with him, with Valtteri Bottas starting in P3. Alongside the Finn is a former team-mate of Verstappen, Pierre Gasly, who was once again hugely impressive in qualifying.

05 Sep

To the delight of the Orange army, Max Verstappen claimed pole position yesterday, but not by much, with Lewis Hamilton going less than half a tenth slower in Q3. That was partly due to a DRS issue for the Dutchman, but even so, the fight for the win is v

05 Sep

We're a bit excited for this one. What a circuit, what an atmosphere, and a rather interesting starting grid. Here's what it is...

05 Sep

Hello and welcome to wonderful Zandvoort for the long awaited return of the Dutch Grand Prix. We'll have all the build-up from 1400 local time, with lights out following an hour later.
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:08.885
-
15
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:08.923
0.038
17
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:09.222
0.337
17
4
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:09.478
0.593
17
5
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:09.527
0.642
18
6
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:09.537
0.652
19
7
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:09.590
0.705
17
8
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:09.933
1.048
17
9
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:09.956
1.071
13
10
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:10.166
1.281
17
11
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:10.332
13
12
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:10.367
13
13
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:10.406
13
14
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:11.314
15
15
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:10.731
7
16
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:11.301
9
17
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:11.387
11
18
Nationality
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
1:11.875
10
19
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:11.161
16
20
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:10.530
9
Qualifying 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:09.829
-
9
2
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:10.022
0.193
9
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:10.036
0.207
3
4
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:10.050
0.221
8
5
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:10.093
0.264
9
6
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:10.114
0.285
6
7
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:10.179
0.350
6
8
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:10.219
0.390
6
9
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:10.255
0.426
7
10
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:10.274
0.445
6
11
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:10.382
0.553
8
12
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:10.435
0.609
3
13
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:10.438
0.612
8
14
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:10.462
0.633
11
15
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:10.489
0.660
8
16
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:10.530
0.701
9
17
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:10.731
0.902
7
18
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:11.301
1.472
9
19
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:11.387
1.558
11
20
Nationality
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
1:11.875
2.046
10

04 Sep

Vettel meanwhile was blocked by Mazepin, who will be investigated after the session.

04 Sep

The Red Bull driver didn't make it across the line in time to complete a flying lap towards the end and is complaining about being held up.

04 Sep

The drivers out: Perez, Vettel, Kubica, Schumacher, Mazepin.

04 Sep

That's a big shock.

04 Sep

Norris was in the bottom five but improved at the end, knocking Perez out!

04 Sep

Stroll improves, knocking his team-mate out.

04 Sep

P4 for Giovinazzi. The track is getting much quicker.

04 Sep

He moves up to P6.

04 Sep

Ricciardo on his final lap. Can he get into Q2?

04 Sep

Russell has gone P5. He's not a bad qualifier, is he?

04 Sep

Stroll can only go P16. He stays in the bottom five, and Ricciardo has joined him with Vettel moving up.

04 Sep

Vettel moves up to P12,

04 Sep

Sainz takes P8, while Latifi and Tsunoda also improve. The Aston Martins are now in the drop zone.

04 Sep

Kubica improves to move up to P15, pushing Latifi down.

04 Sep

After the first round of laps, the bottom five is: Tsunoda, Sainz, Mazepin, Schumacher, Kubica.

04 Sep

Alonso has looked good all weekend, and still is. He goes P5.

04 Sep

Gasly goes P3 with a great lap, with Leclerc and Bottas just behind him.

04 Sep

On the slower tyre, Hamilton goes just a tenth slower than Verstappen...

04 Sep

Sainz is out on track.

04 Sep

Perez briefly goes top before Verstappen goes six tenths faster with a 1:10.036.

04 Sep

Everyone on softs except the Mercedes pair, who have mediums on.

04 Sep

Latifi goes 0.248s faster.

04 Sep

Tsunoda sets the first time, a 1:11.147.

04 Sep

Oh, and if you haven't heard, Robert Kubica is standing in for Kimi Raikkonen this weekend after the Finn tested positive for COVID-19.

04 Sep

Green lights for Q1.

04 Sep

Ferrari looked arguably the strongest team yesterday, but they didn't have an ideal morning with Carlos Sainz crashing out. The team is working hard to get his car ready for qualy, but it looks tight...

04 Sep

It was Valtteri Bottas rather than Lewis Hamilton that was closest to him this morning, with the Brit slightly out of sync after retiring early on in FP2 due to an engine issue. You'd be brave to count him out though...

04 Sep

The lack of running also means it's difficult to predict how things will go, but after topping FP3 by half a second, Max Verstappen is probably the favourite to take pole position in front of his huge number of fans.

04 Sep

That means that they probably won't feel as comfortable as they'd have hoped heading into the business end of the weekend, at a circuit where mistakes are heavily punished due to the close proximity of the barriers and gravel traps.

04 Sep

That's because, across the three practice sessions, there were a total of four red flags, keeping the drivers stuck in the pits for longer than they'd have hoped for.

04 Sep

With it being the first time the field had driven on the circuit competitively in a Formula 1 car, what they really needed was plenty of time to get to grips with things prior to qualifying. Unfortunately for them, they didn't.

04 Sep

Given how the practice sessions have gone, we could be in for quite the afternoon today...

04 Sep

Hello and welcome to live coverage of qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix! All times are local to the Netherlands.
Qualifying 2
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:09.071
-
8
2
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:09.437
0.366
12
3
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:09.541
0.470
11
4
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:09.726
0.655
10
5
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:09.769
0.698
10
6
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:09.865
0.794
11
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:09.870
0.799
13
8
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:09.919
0.848
11
9
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:10.020
0.949
7
10
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:10.033
0.962
11
11
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:10.332
1.261
13
12
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:10.367
1.296
13
13
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:10.406
1.335
13
14
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:11.161
2.090
16
15
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:11.314
2.243
15

04 Sep

Latifi flew into the barriers at a higher speed than his team-mate and now has a wreck of a car. That's a big repair job for Williams.

04 Sep

Norris going out is a big shock, but he's been slow all day really. Clearly not comfortable on the track yet.

04 Sep

The session will not be resumed. Therefore, those out are: Russell, Stroll, Norris, Latifi, Tsunoda.

04 Sep

Another Red Flag! Latifi has crashed this time and is definitely out. That's a big impact.

04 Sep

We're back underway. Russell is out of the car and not participating.

04 Sep

He has briefly gotten into the car before getting back out again. It looks like he'll be able to continue though.

04 Sep

It looked like a big impact, but his car surprisingly doesn't look too damaged. If this Red Flag lasts a while, he could maybe get back out.

04 Sep

He lost it on the entry into the final corner and went off backwards into the barriers. He did manage to get back to the pits though.

04 Sep

Red Flag! Russell has crashed!

04 Sep

The drop zone after the first round of laps: Russell, Stroll, Norris, Latifi, Tsunoda.

04 Sep

P3 for Gasly.

04 Sep

Ricciardo takes P6 from the Spaniard while Norris is only P13 now. The Aussie looking the quicker of the two McLarens here.

04 Sep

Leclerc and Sainz improve to go P2 and P6.

04 Sep

Latifi meanwhile is P7, ahead of the Ferraris and just behind Norris. Williams are looking good here.

04 Sep

Giovinazzi and Russell are P4 and P5. Not often you see that...

04 Sep

Hamilton also six tenths down.

04 Sep

Bottas goes 0.678s slower.

04 Sep

Verstappen does a 1:09.071.

04 Sep

Softs for everyone in this session. Clearly it's felt that's the best tyre to start the race on.

04 Sep

Looking at how much the track evolved in Q1, it's the later laps rather than these ones that will really matter.

04 Sep

Q2 is underway.
Qualifying 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:08.885
-
15
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:08.923
0.038
17
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:09.222
0.337
17
4
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:09.478
0.593
17
5
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:09.527
0.642
18
6
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:09.537
0.652
19
7
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:09.590
0.705
17
8
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:09.933
1.048
17
9
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:09.956
1.071
13
10
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:10.166
1.281
17

04 Sep

Bottas will start P3, with Gasly alongside him. Yet another fantastic qualifying from the Frenchman.

04 Sep

What a battle these two are giving us this year, and they're starting alongside each other tomorrow...

04 Sep

Hamilton improves by a huge amount but can't quite take pole! Just 0.38s between them!

04 Sep

Verstappen improves marginally...

04 Sep

Hamilton makes it across the line in time. Just.

04 Sep

There was some holding up in the pit lane which Verstappen isn't happy about, but he'll get across the line in time. For Hamilton, it'll be tight...

04 Sep

Giovinazzi is having an excellent day. After the first runs, he's ahead of Ricciardo and Ocon.

04 Sep

Gasly goes fourth fastest with a stormer of a lap. He's just ahead of Leclerc and Sainz.

04 Sep

Bottas and Hamilton both go around three tenths slower, with the Finn narrowly the faster of the two.

04 Sep

Verstappen does a 1:08.923 to get the ball rolling. That's quick.

04 Sep

All 10 cars are out already; no waiting around at the start here.

04 Sep

Ricciardo is the first man out of the pits.

04 Sep

The start of Q3 was delayed a little as Latifi's car was cleared, but it's now underway.
Practice 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:11.500
-
17
2
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:11.597
0.097
18
3
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:11.601
0.101
19
4
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:11.623
0.123
18
5
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:11.738
0.238
18
6
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:12.158
0.658
18
7
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:12.231
0.731
17
8
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:12.359
0.859
18
9
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:12.431
0.931
18
10
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:12.515
1.015
19
11
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:12.679
1.179
18
12
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:12.907
1.407
16
13
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:13.053
1.553
20
14
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:13.081
1.581
18
15
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:13.181
1.681
15
16
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:13.328
1.828
18
17
Nationality
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
1:13.516
2.016
14
18
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:13.847
2.347
17
19
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:15.984
4.484
6
20
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
3

03 Sep

FP2 will begin in just over two hours time; see you then.

03 Sep

Given that, drivers will be desperate the get as much time on track as possible later today ahead of the business end of the weekend.

03 Sep

Well, that 33-minute delay was a bit of a dampener on proceedings, but from the few laps we did see, Zandvoort looks to be quite the challenge...

03 Sep

The full result: Hamilton, Verstappen, Sainz, Leclerc, Bottas, Alonso, Ocon, Giovinazzi, Stroll, Gasly, Norris, Latifi, Raikkonen, Ricciardo, Russell, Perez, Mazepin, Schumacher, Vettel, Tsunoda.

03 Sep

FP1 is over.

03 Sep

Sainz and Leclerc go P3 and P4 at the end. Ferrari look good here.

03 Sep

He improves on his second one, moving within 0.97s of the Brit.

03 Sep

Verstappen can only move up to P3. He's three tenths off his title rival.

03 Sep

Bottas now takes P1 briefly before Hamilton goes 0.238s faster.

03 Sep

Sainz goes three tenths faster than his team-mate. Times coming down now.

03 Sep

Leclerc goes fastest, doing a 1:12.288

03 Sep

Softs the tyre of choice for these final runs...

03 Sep

Expect to see all 19 cars remaining out for the last few minutes. They're already queing.

03 Sep

33 minutes were lost there, a big shame.

03 Sep

We're finally back underway! Only eight minutes to go now though...

03 Sep

The Aston Martin is finally on the back of a truck and leaving the circuit.

03 Sep

With it being a new track, this stoppage really isn't ideal for the teams and drivers.

03 Sep

The car is still there, and Aston Martin mechanics have now arrived on the scene. It is being treated with serious caution.

03 Sep

The grandstands here are already completely full, and it's only practice! Things looking as orange as a pack of wotsits.

03 Sep

Through all of that, the car of course wasn't moved, so the session will be suspended for a while longer yet.

03 Sep

He's now walking away and being driven back to the pits at last after comparing to the marshals some more. Strange...

03 Sep

He's still going to work on his car, maybe with a different type of extinguisher this time...

03 Sep

The German doesn't seem to be impressed with the fire extinguishers at his disposal and is rather annoyed.

03 Sep

Unsurprisingly, we have a Red Flag.

03 Sep

Vettel has pulled over and is out with an engine failure. He's now having some issues with a fire extinguisher as he tried to put of the small fire in the car.

03 Sep

Some sand is being blown onto the circuit. Given it's right by the sea and is built on sandbanks, expect to see a lot of that this weekend...

03 Sep

Bottas briefly takes top sot before Verstappen takes it back.

03 Sep

Gasly locks up on the banking and almost hits the wall. Drivers struggling early on here...

03 Sep

19 of the 20 drivers have already set a time, with Verstappen the fastest by 0.693s ahead of Ricciardo.

03 Sep

Tsunoda meanwhile has had an early spin.

03 Sep

Ocon has already gone off at Turn 12.

03 Sep

Right then, let's see as what Zandvoort is like. FP1 is underway.

03 Sep

In fact, there were two Red Flags in the practice session, and don't be surprised to see more in the next few hours. After all, those walls and gravel traps are mighty close to the tarmac...

03 Sep

F3 cars went around it earlier, and one thing that quickly became clear is that drivers will be heavily punished for any mistakes here. No pressure, boys.

03 Sep

As for the track, the big talking point is of course that banked corners are returning to the sport. Seeing how the cars and tyres cope with them today will be very interesting indeed.

03 Sep

Zandvoort is very much an unknown quantity to modern Formula 1, but one thing is certain: the atmosphere this weekend will be something else, and that is already very much evident.

03 Sep

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the first Dutch Grand Prix since 1985! First up is FP1, in just under 30 minutes.
Practice 2
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:10.902
-
29
2
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:11.056
0.154
28
3
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:11.074
0.172
33
4
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:11.132
0.230
33
5
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:11.264
0.362
28
6
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:11.280
0.378
30
7
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:11.462
0.560
29
8
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:11.488
0.586
27
9
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:11.678
0.776
30
10
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:11.713
0.872
24
11
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:11.911
1.009
3
12
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:12.161
1.044
27
13
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:12.136
1.234
29
14
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:12.157
1.255
25
15
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:12.206
1.304
31
16
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:12.607
1.705
31
17
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:12.610
1.708
27
18
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:12.096
1.757
31
19
Nationality
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
1:12.835
1.933
12
20
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:12.855
1.953
30

03 Sep

It will begin at noon local time, and coverage here will start 30 minutes prior and continue all the way through to qualifying. Join us then.

03 Sep

Given all of the stoppages today and the fact that it's a new circuit to everyone, FP3 tomorrow morning is absolutely crucial now.

03 Sep

Three Red Flags, multiple yellows, two retirements, an electric atmosphere and one very strong-looking Ferrari team. Yeah, the first day back on Dutch soil was a pretty interesting one.

03 Sep

The finishing order: Leclerc, Sainz, Ocon, Bottas, Verstappen, Alonso, Gasly, Norris, Giovinazzi, Vettel, Hamilton, Perez, Tsunoda, Stroll, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, Schumacher, Latifi, Mazepin, Russell.

03 Sep

FP2 is done and dusted.

03 Sep

Ferrari are really on it today. They're P1 and P2, and with Leclerc now on mediums and Sainz on soft, are getting a good understanding of tyres.

03 Sep

Most in orange seem to be having a great time today, but McLaren are an exception to that. While Ferrari and Alpine impress, Norris and Ricciardo are only P8 and P15.

03 Sep

Most have worn their soft tyres out now and are doing longer runs on them, so there probably won't be too much action on the timesheets in the last 10 minutes.

03 Sep

Sainz takes P2.

03 Sep

He can only go P4, while Leclerc, also on softs, goes purple. Lots of qualy runs now.

03 Sep

And we're back again! And Verstappen is immediately out on softs.

03 Sep

Well, all of these stoppages will make qualifying more interesting...

03 Sep

The Russian went off at Turn 11 and couldn't get out of the gravel.

03 Sep

Another Red Flag! Mazepin is beached in the gravel.

03 Sep

Bottas goes within a tenth of Ocon while Alonso takes P3. Alpine seem to have good pace here...

03 Sep

Ferrari looked good this morning, and that's the case again in this session. Sainz and Leclerc are currently P4 and P5.

03 Sep

The Finn improves by three tenths before Ocon, also on softs, takes top spot with a 1:11.074.

03 Sep

Mercedes are the first to blink in terms of soft tyre runs, sending Bottas out on them already.

03 Sep

Perez has yet to find his feet on this circuit and is only P10 at the moment.

03 Sep

Verstappen improves to take P2. 0.029s separate him and Bottas.

03 Sep

We're back underway, and Vettel is one of those heading out. A good repair job by Aston Martin.

03 Sep

The car has already been removed from the track so we should get up and running again pretty quickly.

03 Sep

The Brit lost power and was told to stop the car. The second Mercedes engine to have problems today.

03 Sep

Red Flag! Hamilton has pulled over.

03 Sep

Bottas the early pacesetter, going 0.247s faster than Hamilton to take P1.

03 Sep

Every car except Vettel is heading out already, with the majority on mediums and some on hards.

03 Sep

We're now underway.

03 Sep

The start of the session has been delayed. Unclear why.

03 Sep

Unlike last weekend, conditions are pretty ideal today, with the sun shining over the incredibly orange grandstands. Sand could become a bit of an issue though, with wind occasionally blowing some onto the track.

03 Sep

They did all manage to get some fairly quick laps on the soft tyre in towards the end though, with Lewis Hamilton going fastest and Max Verstappen less than a tenth slower in P2.

03 Sep

In the little time that they did get on track, the remaining drivers largely struggled, with many yellow flags being waved as drivers went off or, in the case of Tsunoda, went spinning. It's already very clear that this is a tricky circuit.

03 Sep

That's because a 33-minute Red Flag was caused by an engine failure on Sebastian Vettel's car. It's as of yet unclear how much running, if any, he'll be able to do this afternoon as a result.

03 Sep

The drivers headed into the day knowing very little about the Zandvoort circuit, and after FP1, that largely remains the case.

03 Sep

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the second session of the first Dutch Grand Prix weekend since 1985! All times are local to the Netherlands.
Practice 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:09.623
-
13
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:10.179
0.556
17
3
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:10.417
0.794
22
4
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1:10.526
0.903
20
5
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1:10.670
1.047
16
6
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:10.781
1.158
19
7
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1:10.842
1.219
19
8
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1:10.872
1.249
20
9
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:10.896
1.273
20
10
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1:11.636
1.382
21
11
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1:11.013
1.390
19
12
Nationality
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1:11.083
1.460
19
13
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1:11.180
1.557
23
14
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:11.274
1.651
20
15
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:11.299
1.676
20
16
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:11.940
2.317
5
17
Nationality
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1:11.980
2.357
29
18
Nationality
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
1:12.136
2.513
23
19
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:12.162
2.539
28
20
Nationality
Mick Schumacher
Haas
1:12.366
2.743
20

04 Sep

Qualifying will get underway at 15:00 local time; join us here 30 minutes beforehand for all the build-up.

04 Sep

The midfield battle meanwhile looks even tighter, with Alpine, Aston Martin, Ferrari and McLaren all looking like they could make it to Q3.

04 Sep

Well, after that, Verstappen has to be the favourite to take pole position, but the Mercedes drivers don't seem to be far off him at all...

04 Sep

The finishing order: Verstappen, Bottas, Hamilton, Perez, Alonso, Norris, Stroll, Vettel, Leclerc, Gasly, Ricciardo, Latifi, Ocon, Russell, Giovinazzi, Sainz, Tsunoda, Mazepin, Kubica, Schumacher.

04 Sep

That's that for practice in Zandvoort.

04 Sep

Just as I say that, he goes off while on a flying lap.

04 Sep

Leclerc's current pace on softs is only good enough for P9. It's turned into a bit of a disappointing morning for Ferrari.

04 Sep

What Red Bull need now is Perez to get himself up there. He's just gone P4, nine tenths slower than his team-mate.

04 Sep

And he goes fastest by half a second himself now. The crowd likes that.

04 Sep

We will. He's doing a lap on them now...

04 Sep

The Mercedes drivers are pushing now. Bottas goes fastest by just under a half a second before Hamilton takes P2. Will we see Verstappen on softs soon?

04 Sep

Ricciardo improves to move up to P4 on soft tyres. Three tenths separate him and his team-mate ahead of him.

04 Sep

Yellow flags as Norris finds himself in the gravel, but manages to get out.

04 Sep

His team-mate meanwhile goes P4.

04 Sep

Alonso goes fastest by less than half a tenth on softs.

04 Sep

Norris, on softs, splits the front two.

04 Sep

The Dutchman improves to go half a second faster than Bottas, on the harder compound tyre.

04 Sep

On his first flying lap, on mediums tyres, Verstappen goes purple by just under half a second before Bottas, on soft, goes 0.008s faster.

04 Sep

Perez has moved up to P3, just ahead of Norris.

04 Sep

The track is very busy indeed now.

04 Sep

Thankfully, the car was cleared fairly quickly and we're back underway.

04 Sep

That's a massive blow for Ferrari, and a major inconvenience for the rest of the grid too. More track time lost...

04 Sep

The Spaniard lost the rear coming out of Turn 2 and flew into the barriers sideways. The front of his car is heavily damaged.

04 Sep

Red Flag! Sainz has crashed early on in the lap.

04 Sep

Vettel has a moment and also hits the barriers, but just about saves it...

04 Sep

The track's getting busier now. Alpine and Ferrari looked good yesterday, and they've started today well, with Alonso and Leclerc currently P1 and P2.

04 Sep

Softs and mediums the tyres of choice for those who have gone out so far.

04 Sep

Norris goes above his team-mate, going half a second quicker.

04 Sep

Ricciardo goes P2 on mediums, six tenths off Hamilton.

04 Sep

Surprisingly, only six drivers have left the pits so far.

04 Sep

Hamilton goes out on softs immediately and sets a 1:12.010.

04 Sep

FP3 is underway. Unsurprisingly, Kubica is the first man out.

04 Sep

Expect pretty much every driver to leave the pits immediately when the session starts. With qualifying later on today, every minute helps.

04 Sep

Kubica will be relieved to hear that things will at least be staying try today, with largely sunny skies and temperatures of 19'C. In terms of conditions, the only potential issue is wind, with the seaside breeze blowing sand onto the circuit.

04 Sep

Negotiating these challenges today will be 19 of the drivers from yesterday, as well as Robert Kubica, with the Pole coming in for Kimi Raikkonen, who has tested positive for COVID-19.

04 Sep

Yes, with the high speeds and banked corners, Mazepin was by no means the only driver to have a moment yesterday, with plenty of the grid going off. Indeed, with the barriers and gravel traps right next to the tarmac, any mistake can prove costly.

04 Sep

That makes this morning's session all the more important, especially given that many of the drivers have so far struggled to get to grips with the tricky Zandvoort circuit.

04 Sep

In terms of on-track action, not much really. That's because we had three red flags due to two engine failures courtesy of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, and Nikita Mazepin getting beached in the gravel.

04 Sep

With 30 minutes until FP3 starts, here's a reminder of what happened yesterday.

04 Sep

Hello and welcome back to Zandvoort! Final practice gets underway in an hour and we'll have all the build-up from 1130 local time.
Netherlands Grand Prix
Race Track
Race Date:

05 Sep

Length:
Lap Record:
Starting Grid
#
Team/Driver
1
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
2
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
3
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
4
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
5
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
6
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
7
Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Racing
8
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
9
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
10
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
11
George Russell
Williams
12
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
13
Lando Norris
McLaren
14
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
15
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
16
Robert Kubica
Alfa Romeo Racing
17
Mick Schumacher
Haas
18
Nikita Mazepin
Haas
19
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
20
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
Season Schedule
Date
Grand Prix
Time

07 Nov

Mexican Grand Prix

09:00 PM

14 Nov

Brazilian Grand Prix

07:00 PM

28 Nov

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

03:10 PM

Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Max Verstappen Red Bull
287
2
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
275
3
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
185
4
Sergio Perez Red Bull
150
5
Lando Norris McLaren
149
Team Standings
#
Team
Points
1
Mercedes
460
2
Red Bull
437
3
McLaren
254
Season Results
Grand Prix
Podium

28 Mar

Bahrain Grand Prix
1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Max Verstappen 3. Valtteri Bottas

18 Apr

Italian (Emilia-Rom...
1. Max Verstappen 2. Lewis Hamilton 3. Lando Norris