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”