What a site it was by the seaside resort in Zandvoort Netherlands for the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix. It was the utmost chaotic race of the 2022 F1 season! You could hear and see the sensational “Chanting, singing, and orange flares all around the track!”
We saw miscue after miscue of shameless strategies again from Ferrari. Misguided tyre changes by the strategist at Mercedes. Timely pit stops and unwavering driving by Max Verstappen of Red Bull in front of his home crowd. Leads changed several times after two yellow flags and a safety car.
Yes! We had a hectic day on the track but the action was insane and very entertaining for all F1 fans here today.
Verstappen started in P1 on the grid on his own turf with all his adoring fans chanting as loud as possible. You could hardly hear the F1 engines as they were drowned out by the hard charging roars of over 100,000 F1 fans.
Mercedes and Ferrari Drivers were pushed out of their comfort zone by Red Bull Racing from the start to the final lap. The three front-runners, Red Bull, Ferrari, and Mercedes were pursuing each other lap after lap but Mercedes and Ferrari did manage to have at least one of their drivers on the podium. Oh, so lucky!
In the final lap of the race, we saw Max Verstappen cross the finish line with a time of 1:36:42.773 to top the podium and win the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix. Russell of Mercedes finished 2nd with a time of +4.071. 3rd on the podium was Leclerc of Ferrari with a time of +10.929s.
What a day!!!
We had good pace in general, but still had to push hard for it and make the right calls. Good teamwork made the day @redbullracing 👊 pic.twitter.com/jXJgth6qwU
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) September 4, 2022
Hamilton of Mercedes and Perez of Red Bull Racing rounded out the top five.
“Not a straightforward race, we had to push the whole race. VSC, Safety car. Making the right calls, it worked out really well. I had a good run on the restart, I had a bit more top speed to attack into turn 1. We timed it really well out of the corner, the draft was really strong.” Max Verstappen, Red Bull
Next up on the F1 calendar is the last race in Europe taking place in Monza Italy. It is the 16th race of the season. We could see a sweep of Europe by Max Verstappen as he goes for a five straight win!
The schedule is as follows:
Friday September 9th 2022, FP1 starts at 8:00 a.m., with FP2 going from 11:00-12:00 noon
Saturday September 10th 2022, FP2 goes from 7:00-8:00 a.m. with Qualifying from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
On Sunday September 11th 2022, the race starts at 9:00 a.m. with coverage beginning at 7:45, a.m.
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