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“An amazing track to drive” – Verstappen excited forward of Dutch Grand Prix

Formula 1 returns after a four-week summer time break with the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort this weekend.

Max Verstappen claimed his eighth grand prix victory in a row final day out in Belgium and now returns to his house observe, the place he gained final yr and on its return to the calendar in 2021. The Dutchman is cruising to a 3rd F1 world championship this season and at the moment holds a 125-point result in Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez.

Lewis Hamilton endured a troublesome weekend in Belgium and at Zandvoort shall be trying to declare a primary race win since Saudi Arabia in December 2021. The Mercedes star is one level behind third-placed Fernando Alonso within the championship.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc claimed the ultimate podium spot at Spa-Francorchamps which moved him as much as fifth within the standings, degree on factors with Mercedes’ George Russell, whereas McLaren’s Lando Norris shall be concentrating on a 3rd podium in 4 races.

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Robert Shwartzman is changing Carlos Sainz in FP1

As a part of the younger drivers programme – which requires each driver to surrender an FP1 slot this season for an inexperienced driver – Carlos Sainz isn’t collaborating on this session.

Instead, Ferrari reserve Robert Shwartzman is out on observe for a style of the motion!

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Kieran Jackson25 August 2023 11:47


Max Verstappen quickest after first quarter-hour!

And… no surprises first up! Max Verstappen units the quickest time first up with a 1:13:191, six-tenths faster than Lewis Hamilton in second!

George Russell is third, with the Williams pairing of Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant in fifth.

6-10: Perez, Ocon, Gasly, Botas, Leclerc

The McLaren pairing of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri are but to set a time. Most of the sector on onerous tyres to start out follow, a number of on mediums.

Kieran Jackson25 August 2023 11:44


Difference between common qualifying time this season

Interesting statistics right here, notably at Red Bull!

1. Williams, Alex Albon (85.512) vs Logan Sargaent (86.584) – 1.072

2. Red Bull, Max Verstappen (83.252) vs Sergio Perez (84.210) – 0.958

3. Alfa Romero, Valtteri Bottas (85.440) vs Zhou Guanyu (86.195) – 0.755

4. Aston Martin, Fernando Alonso (83.861) vs Lance Stroll (84.588) – 0.727

5. Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton (83.869) vs George Russell (84.197) – 0.328

6. Alpin, Esteban Ocon (85.049) vs Pierre Gasly (85.330) – 0.281

7. McLaren, Lando Norris (84.165) vs Oscar Piastri (84.336) – 0.171

8. Haas, Nico Hulkenberg (85.790) vs Kevin Magnussen (85.954) – 0.164

9. Ferrari, Charles Leclerc (83.723) vs Carlos Sainz (83.777) – 0.054

Kieran Jackson25 August 2023 11:37


First follow underway in Zandvoort!

An enormous roar from the grandstands as Yuki Tsunoda leads the vehicles out on observe for the primary hour of operating in Zandvoort!

A reminder it’s a traditional race setup this weekend – no sprints – so it’s three one-hour follow periods adopted by qualifying and the race.

Most of the drivers not losing any time right here, getting straight out on observe!

Kieran Jackson25 August 2023 11:31


The Orange Army out in full pressure in Zandvoort!

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Kieran Jackson25 August 2023 11:27


Max Verstappen strutting by way of the paddock

The man is bang in kind having gained eight races in a row! He’s eyeing a 3rd victory right here in Zandvoort this weekend at his house race!

First follow coming proper up in 10 minutes!

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Kieran Jackson25 August 2023 11:21


F1 Driver Standings

1) Max Verstappen – 314 factors

2) Sergio Perez – 189 factors

3) Fernando Alonso – 149 factors

4) Lewis Hamilton – 148 factors

5) Charles Leclerc – 99 factors

6) George Russell – 99 factors

7) Carlos Sainz – 92 factors

8) Lando Norris – 69 factors

9) Lance Stroll – 47 factors

10) Esteban Ocon – 35 factors

11) Oscar Piastri – 34 factors

12) Pierre Gasly – 22 factors

13) Alex Albon – 11 factors

14) Nico Hulkenberg – 9 factors

15) Valtteri Bottas – 5 factors

16) Zhou Guanyu – 4 factors

17) Yuki Tsunoda – 3 factors

18) Kevin Magnussen – 2 factors

19) Logan Sargeant – 0 factors

20) Nyck de Vries – 0 factors

21) Daniel Ricciardo – 0 factors

Kieran Jackson25 August 2023 11:15


Lewis Hamilton fears ‘high chance’ Max Verstappen will win 10 remaining races

Lewis Hamilton fears there’s a “high chance” that Max Verstappen will win all 10 remaining races this season – and believes the Dutchman’s crushing dominance may final till 2026.

Following a four-week summer time shutdown, Formula One fires up this weekend at Verstappen’s house spherical within the Netherlands.

Verstappen has gained the final eight races and he’ll match Sebastian Vettel’s document of 9 on the spin for Red Bull in 2013 if he triumphs in entrance of his orange-clad Dutch followers right here on Sunday.

Kieran Jackson25 August 2023 11:07


What are the Constructors’ Standings?

3) Aston Martin – 196 factors

10) AlphaTauri – 3 factors

Kieran Jackson25 August 2023 10:59


F1 2023 mid-season awards: Best driver, worst race and largest shock

It’s a case of 12 down, 10 to go for Formula 1 in 2023.

Max Verstappen is cruising to a third-straight world championship for a Red Bull group who look invincible – and will but go the entire season invincible.

Yet there have been different notable performances too, with Aston Martin and extra not too long ago McLaren impressing, whereas behemoths like Ferrari and Mercedes are left questioning how they’ve been left up to now behind Red Bull but once more.

The Independent takes a have a look at the highlights and lowlights from the primary 5 months of the 2023 season.

Kieran Jackson25 August 2023 10:49

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