How the Dutch Grand Prix proved itself as a top-line F1 event
OPINION: The Dutch Grand Prix, in terms of on-track action, was nothing out of the ordinary. However, the event itself brought an unmatched level of energy from fans, and the added banking to corners underlined Zandvoort's credibility as an F1 venue.
There were two Dutch Grands Prix on display at Zandvoort last weekend. One was a decent enough Formula 1 race won comfortably by Max Verstappen and in part decided by Mercedes’ slightly tepid crack at an undercut. It wasn’t a contest that will go down in history as one of the all-time greats. Although Verstappen’s opening lap just might…
The second Dutch GP was one to be remembered as a sporting event. Orange smoke billowing from countless flares to obscure the view on track, cheers to almost drown out the turbo hybrids and an overwhelmingly positive buzz that was every bit the match for a packed Wembley during the 10 minutes leading up to kickoff for the Championship playoff final.
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Starting 11th after his engine change grid penalty, Lewis Hamilton faced a tough task to repeat his Turkish Grand Prix heroics of 2020 - despite making strong early progress in the wet. Instead, his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas broke through for a first win of the year to mitigate Max Verstappen re-taking the points lead
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