2021 Dutch Grand Prix
- Sunday, September 5, 2021
- Heineken Dutch Grand Prix
- F1 World Championship
Mercedes had no answer to Max Verstappen, who reclaimed the championship lead with an authoritative display, giving the Dutch a win they have craved for so long
Max Verstappen had a lot of pressure on his shoulders when his home grand prix finally returned to the calendar after a COVID-enforced delay. The weight of expectation from his home fans; a championship lead lost prior to the summer break; and once the lights went out the two-pronged Mercedes attack added up.
And he didn’t show the slightest hint of it even registering.
“The huge support was almost propelling Verstappen to times that his rivals couldn’t match”
Permanent road course
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W12 E Performance), 1m11.097, 134.031 mph, F1, 2021
First Race1948 Zandvoort Grand Prix