The local hero won the Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday ahead of Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso in Red Bull and Pierre Gasly in Alpine. It was the 13th race of the season for Austro racing team Red Bull, much to the delight of the “Orange Army” celebrating wildly on the North Sea coast.
In the first race after the summer break, Verstappen equaled Sebastian Vettel’s record from 2013 when the German won nine consecutive victories for Red Bull. The 25-year-old Dutchman again put in a confident performance on the dune track west of Amsterdam and was not let by rain to deter him at the start of the race, including a 45-minute red flag stop shortly before the finish. , Verstappen celebrates his 46th GP win, his 11th of the year.
In front of a home crowd of 305,000 spectators at Zandvoort on the race weekend, the pole sitter took his third consecutive victory since returning to the F1 calendar two years earlier. In the overall standings, after 13 out of 22 World Cup appearances, Verstappen is still comfortably ahead of Pérez (201), who eventually received a five-second penalty and finished fourth, and Alonso (168) with 339 points.