A disjointed day for the Red Bulls!

Ferrari and Mercedes bring their war game for FP1 and FP2!

Crowd at the 2022 Netherlands Grand Prix

Welcome all F1 fans in Canada and worldwide. We’re finally back in Zandvoort, Netherlands at the Circuit Zandvoort. It was a beautiful day in the seaside resort town.

Max Verstappen was racing in front of his home crowd. These fans know how to party for an F1 race. There was a sea of orange fans and orange smoke will be released by F1 fans throughout the whole weekend. This crowd is energetic and are the utmost F1 enthusiasts.

The circuit has been buzzing since Thursday nonstop. Their love of F1 racing and for hometown driver Max Verstappen is unmatched by any other circuit on the calendar. It’s a must-watch race, come “Race Day Sunday.”

Not an ideal start for Verstappen, he had gearbox issues after setting the fastest lap of the session and then stopping on the track.

The two Silver Arrows of Mercedes brought there war game and topped FP1 on the timesheet.

Russell  1:12.455

Hamilton +0.240

Sainz, +0.390

Norris, +0.474

Ricciardo +0.622

The Prancing Red horses came out hunting Mercedes and the Red bulls in FP2 to take 1st and 2nd.

Leclerc 1:12,345

Sainz 1:12,349

Followed by Russell, Norris and Hamilton to round out the top five.

Oscar Piastri

Breaking news in the world of Formula 1, Oscar Piastri, a top young driver in F2, will be racing with McLaren next season in place of Daniel Ricciardo.

Oscar Piastri, reigning F2 champion, has a multi year deal with McLaren and will be riding along Lando Norris to form a sensational 1 – 2 punch.

Speaking with reporters Seidi from Team McLaren said;

“The Reason why we wanted to have Oscar: I think he has shown in the junior categories that he is something very special and has a lot of potential.”

Up Next

Up next at the Netherlands Grand Prix is Practice 3 (FP3) and Qualifying on Day 2.

Practice 3 goes from 6:00-7:00 a.m. on Saturday September 3rd, followed by Qualifications, (Q1, Q2 & Q3) from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. 

Race Day is on Sunday September 4th with a start time of 9:00 a.m., coverage starts at 7:45 a.m.

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