The thirteenth race within the 2021 Method 1 season is right here, with the Dutch Grand Prix taking centre stage this weekend. Pink Bull star Max Verstappen secured pole place on Saturday on what’s his dwelling observe, and he shall be joined on the entrance of the grid by Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Stick with us for all the newest updates from the Circuit Zandvoort.
F1 Dutch GP – Dutch Grand Prix race LIVE – Newest updates
That is the beginning of our dwell weblog for the Dutch Grand Prix. Beneath, we’ll have all of the build-up to the race after which lap-by-lap updates as soon as the lights exit.
And that is your lot
There we now have it. The 2021 Dutch Grand Prix is all accomplished and it is the dream end result for the bought out dwelling crowd. Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton shall be eager for redemption on the Temple of Pace, Monza, in every week’s time. See you then!
The Drivers’ Championship Standings
- Max Verstappen (Pink Bull) 224.5
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 221.5
- Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 123
- Lando Norris (McLaren) 114
- Sergio Perez (Pink Bull) 108
- Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 92
- Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 89.5
- Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) 66
- Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) 56
- Fernando Alosno (Alpine) 46
- Esteban Ocon (Alpine) 44
- Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) 35
- Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 18
- Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) 18
- George Russell (Williams) 13
- Nicholas Latifi (Williams) 7
- Kimi Raaikkonen (Alfa Romeo) 2
- Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) 1
The winner’s ideas
“As you possibly can hear, it is unimaginable,” mentioned Verstappen. “Clearly the expectations had been excessive going into the weekend and it is by no means simple to fulfil that, however I am simply so glad to win right here, to take the lead within the championship as effectively. It is simply a tremendous day. The entire crowd… it is unimaginable.”
The 2021 Dutch Grand Prix high ten
- Max Verstappen (Pink Bull)
- Lewis Hamitlon (Mercedes)
- Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
- Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
- Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
- Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
- Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
- Sergio Perez (Pink Bull)
- Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
- Lando Norris (McLaren)
MAX VERSTAPPEN WINS THE 2021 DUTCH GRAND PRIX
The house crowd have gone bananas as Max Verstappen leads from begin to end and retakes the Championship lead because of this. Lewis Hamitlon finishes second and takes the quickest lap on the ultimate tour for an additional level with Bottas third in a quiet day for the Finn. Alonso lastly made it handed Sainz for sixth whereas Russell has points on the finish to drop him again to seventeenth.
Two laps to go for Verstappen, who has lapped everybody besides the Mercedes automobiles, as Bottas pits for a brand new set of tyres, though they will not go for quickest lap to attempt to maintain Hamilton with these honours. Bottas goes on two purple sectors and is instructed to abort, he slows down barely however nonetheless takes the quickest lap… Hamilton pits because of this to attempt to retake that accolade. Perez continues his cost, passing Ocon with Alonso and Sainz proper forward of him.
Alonso is now inside a second of Sainz, however he cannot discover a manner by means of simply but. Sergio Perez, in the meantime, lastly makes his well beyond Lando Norris for ninth and he may but have time to catch Ocon forward. There was really substantial contact between the 2 out of the primary flip, however they each seem to have gotten away with it.
Perhaps a difficulty for Sainz? Alonso has received inside 4 seconds of the Ferrari very quietly, whereas Perez will get into Norris’ DRS. The McLaren holds the place into Tarzan.
Everybody’s finest good friend, the AWS tyre graphic, has returned and it’s saying that Verstappen’s tyres are on the sting of the cliff. Whether or not that’s the case or not we’ll discover out quickly, nevertheless it might be trigger for concern at Pink Bull. Norris has received to 2 seconds behind Ocon, however he can not seem to make any additional inroads as Perez costs in direction of them.
Ricciardo’s worn arduous tyres have seen him drop eight seconds behind his teammate and he now has Perez proper up behind him. The plan from McLaren is to carry up the Pink Bull for so long as potential to present the Mexican little probability to catch Norris. The hole on the entrance, in the meantime, is beneath two seconds as Perez does go Ricciardo.
Norris is flying on his arduous tyres and he is halved the hole to Ocon already. After a disappointing show in qualifying, Lando is perfecting the plan at this time and he ought to be capable to make a transfer on the Hungarian GP winner when he catches him. Hamilton continues to be satisfied they’ve made the incorrect alternative, claiming his tyres will not make it to the top of the 72 laps.
Alonso is into the slipstream previous Perez earlier than the Pink Bull pits for a set of soppy tyres. He comes out simply behind Russell, however he rapidly finds a well beyond, which can enable him to chase after the McLarens for the factors. Tsunoda has to retire too now reporting no energy in his AlphaTauri.
As anticipated, Norris has handed his teammate for tenth which can launch him to set some stellar laps to maintain Perez from doing the overcut, and he may even chase down the Alpines, who stay in shut quarters with one another. Hamilton, although, thinks his tyres had loads of life left in them earlier than his second cease. May he be confirmed proper?
Norris pits this time. It is a sluggish cease, however he nonetheless jumps Russell and Stroll. Norris now behind Ricciardo however on a lot more energizing and quicker tyres. Actually intelligent stuff from McLaren, as Mazepin retires within the Haas from the again.
Perhaps some intelligent ways at McLaren? Ricciardo is dropping far off the again of the Alpine battle and holding up Russell mad Stroll because of this, so may that open a niche for Norris to pit and are available out forward of his teammate within the factors? Norris himself was on the alternative finish of this technique at Monaco in 2019, which allowed his then-teammate Carlos Sainz to select up huge factors.
Norris and Perez have now been lapped however there’s motion within the Mercedes storage. Hamilton is the primary to pit once more for a brand new set of medium tyres, however the cease has fed the Brit into visitors which could give Verstappen the window he requires. The following time by, Verstappen pits and is again out forward of Hamilton, though they solely have arduous tyres for the Dutchman.
A short yellow flag at flip three as Sebastian Vettel went for a spin as he tried to overhaul Kubica, and Bottas has to take avoiding motion spherical the skin, costing the Finn essential time. The Alpines are as soon as once more closing on one another however any battle might be expensive, with each Norris and Perez working effectively forward with a cease to go.
Alonso lastly pits to do away with his mushy tyres and he beats Ocon out to renew that battle. Giovinazzi has pitted once more for Alfa Romeo, which drops him to 18th. That promotes Russell one place, however the Brit has a five-second penalty for rushing within the pit lane, which isn’t superb in his hunt for extra factors.
Sainz pits for the Prancing Horse and is in an enormous hole of unpolluted air behind Alonso. Ocon and Tsunoda additionally head to the pitlane for a change of tyres, with the previous tenth and the latter seventeenth upon exiting the lane.
Bottas runs barely off line on the chicane and that offers Verstappen the prospect to make the transfer into flip one and he does precisely that. Bottas then strikes over to let Hamilton by means of as the 2 stars of the season are separated by lower than a second. Ricciardo pits from ninth as Bottas is available in on the finish of the lap for his solely scheduled cease of the race.
Gasly was behind Alonso for a few laps, which may have undoubtedly price him time, however he’s now forward of the Alpine as Giovinazzi, Russell and Stroll all pit, doubtlessly releasing Norris and Perez.
Gasly pits from fourth however he cannot fairly get out forward of Alonso and into the large hole that had fashioned, which might be very expensive for his race. The 2 Ferraris shall be hoping he will get held up they usually can bounce the Frenchman after they determine to pit, which may’t be too distant.
One other overtake by Perez as Tsunoda is the driving force despatched this time, nevertheless it might be trickier now as he closes on Lando Norris within the McLaren, who has been caught in thirteenth for the reason that begin behind Stroll, Russell and Giovinazzi.
Hamilton is the primary to blink on the entrance; he has the hole to Gasly in fourth and Mercedes have taken benefit. Pink Bull are smart to it, although, as Verstappen pits the following time and retains maintain of his hole to the Brit, regardless of purple sectors by the Mercedes driver. Bottas now leads however that will not final lengthy as he’s solely 10 seconds away from the title-fighting duo.
Perez makes one other transfer at flip 11, swapping locations with Latifi, who he has already caught once more after he pitted in entrance of the Williams early on. Hamilton, in the meantime, has to ask his engineer, Pete Bonnington, to repeat his messages on a number of events resulting from small radio issues for the Mercedes group. Perez additionally passes Kubica into Tarzan as he continues to cost by means of the sphere.
Sergio Perez is the quickest man on observe as he too makes his well beyond Mazepin, this time at flip 11, however he will definitely want one other cease to make it to the top.
Nicholas Latifi has produced the primary overtake of the race, lastly discovering a well beyond Nikita Mazepin at Tarzan. It will be extraordinarily robust to make strikes this race, so any overtake may be very welcome, as demonstrated by Lance Stroll, who’s caught behind George Russell in twelfth. Gasly and the Ferraris have put 10 seconds on Alonso, who’s creating slightly practice in his mirrors.
Keep in mind that simple one cease we talked about earlier than the race? Scratch that, Hamitlon might be switching to a two cease as he cannot maintain his mushy tyres alive. He’s setting purple sectors all around the observe, however he is nonetheless practically three seconds behind Vertsappen. Vettel, in the meantime, pits in his Aston Martin to attempt to get out of visitors.
Ricciardo’s smoking McLaren appears to have mounted itself and is now not bellowing fumes at Antonio Giovinazzi behind him. Schumacher has already been lapped after his early cease, whereas his teammate Nikita Mazepin has been holding up Sergio Perez within the Pink Bull. The Mexican has an enormous lockup into Tarzan and needed to pit to desert his arduous tyres.
The most effective battle on observe proper now’s between the 2 Alpines in seventh and eighth, as they take differing strains by means of flip three however Alonso holds onto the place. Hamilton, in the meantime, is uncertain the tyres will final so long as they hoped. Schumacher has needed to pit very early within the Haas.
DRS is now energetic however there are not any worries for the entrance three, as they’re pulling a useful hole to the remainder of the sphere. In the meantime, there might be points for Ricciardo as he seems to be to be puffing smoke from his McLaren engine. Each Vettel and Hamilton have had points with the identical engine this weekend, which does not bode effectively for the Aussie.
We’re racing at Zandvoort! And it is Max Verstappen who will get into Tarzan forward of the 2 Mercedes. It’s totally tight within the midfield, which has seen Antonio Giovinazzi drop to tenth behind Ricciardo and the Alpines.
14:00 BST: Formation lap
The automobiles are rolling as they start their one and solely formation lap. This shall be essential for tyre temperature, however with solely 18 on the grid the wait is barely shorter for the entrance row. This needs to be a one-stop race, with observe place king at this circuit. Count on a comparatively easy mushy to medium technique for almost all.
13:50 BST: What may Lap 1 have in retailer?
Simply ten minutes till lights out now, because the drivers have their final moments of calm earlier than hopping into the cockpit. The run to show one shall be very important for Verstappen and Hamilton on the entrance row, however the latter is on the soiled aspect of the grid, so he’ll want a close to excellent begin to give himself an opportunity. Bottas may play an element in third and you must control Pierre Gasly in fourth who may produce some magic in his AlphaTauri.
13:35 BST: Orange Fever
Dwelling hero Max Verstappen has made it to his pole place grid slot with no points apart from maybe some orange smoke in his helmet. The bought out grandstands had been setting off orange flares because the Pink Bull star drove previous and there is smoke lingering throughout the circuit. That is Valentino Rossi at Misano ranges of ambiance, they usually have not confined their ardour to the circuit both!
13:20 BST: Pit lane open
The inexperienced mild is on and the drivers are making their manner spherical to the grid. Properly, 18 of them are as Nicholas Latifi and Sergio Perez will begin at this time’s Dutch Grand Prix from the pit lane after altering elements of their respective automobiles after qualifying. It does no less than imply Perez cannot repeat his crash from final week’s reconnaissance laps, which took him out of the factors.
13:00 BST: One hour to showtime
The grandstands are bouncing at Zandvoort with only one hour to go till F1 races once more on Dutch territory. And we are going to really get racing this week after the Belgian washout of seven days in the past. Clear blue skies carpet over the Dutch coast with excellent temperatures for racing.
12:30 BST: Who will win the Dutch GP?
Verstappen has the benefit as he’ll start on pole place, however will he go on and win the Dutch Grand Prix? Tell us what you assume in our ballot under.
12:00 BST: Again at Zandvoort after 36 years away
The Method 1 Grand Prix is again at Zandvoort after a 36-year absence, with Niki Lauda the final individual to win the race again in 1985. Immediately, Verstappen shall be decided to safe his second win in as many weekends, this time in entrance of his dwelling Dutch crowd.
11:30 BST: How the beginning grid seems to be
Verstappen will start on pole, with Hamilton and Bottas in second and third respectively, however surprisingly Verstappen’s Pink Bull teammate Sergio Perez will begin down in sixteenth.
11:00 BST: What time does the Dutch GP race begin?
The Dutch Grand Prix will get underway at 15:00 CEST native time, which is 14:00 BST for these in the UK or 09:00 ET for F1 followers on the east coast of the USA.