“An amazing track to drive” – Verstappen excited forward of Dutch Grand Prix
Formula 1 returns after a four-week summer season break with the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort this weekend.
Max Verstappen claimed his eighth grand prix victory in a row final day out in Belgium and now returns to his house monitor, the place he received final 12 months and on its return to the calendar in 2021. The Dutchman is cruising to a 3rd F1 world championship this season and presently holds a 125-point result in Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez.
Lewis Hamilton endured a tough weekend in Belgium and at Zandvoort will likely be seeking to declare a primary race win since Saudi Arabia in December 2021. The Mercedes star is one level behind third-placed Fernando Alonso within the championship.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc claimed the ultimate podium spot at Spa-Francorchamps which moved him as much as fifth within the standings, degree on factors with Mercedes’ George Russell, whereas McLaren’s Lando Norris will likely be focusing on a 3rd podium in 4 races.
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Session resumes nearly right away!
Nine minutes left on the clock as the automobiles make their manner again out on monitor, with an enormous queue on the finish of the pit lane!
A reminder, Lando Norris presently leads a McLaren 1-2 on the high – and given the rain, it’s probably it’ll stay that manner!
Kieran Jackson26 August 2023 11:22
Oh no! Liam Lawson has spun into the wall!
It’s an instantaneous crimson flag however the New Zealander does get his AlphaTauri going once more and makes his manner again to the pits! Far from very best on his FF1 debut!
10 minutes left – and it’s began raining once more!
Kieran Jackson26 August 2023 11:21
Lando Norris goes to the highest of the timesheet!
Both McLarens trying very fast right here!
Lando Norris goes to the highest of the leaderboard with 15 minutes to go, a full 1.2secs forward of his team-mate Oscar Piastri now in second.
Max Verstappen has dropped to 3rd, with Sergio Perez in fourth.
Alex Albon is fifth. Times will tumble now, you’d suppose, as the monitor dries out…
Kieran Jackson26 August 2023 11:14
Session again underway
With simply over 20 minutes left, Zhou’s automotive has been cleared and we’re again underway for the third time on this session!
Can anybody set any notable times on the board? Intermediates now usually appears to be the best way to go…
Kieran Jackson26 August 2023 11:09
Another session stoppage – this time with Zhou Guanyu beached within the gravel!
The Chinese driver spins off the monitor and regardless of his greatest efforts, he can’t get his Alfa Romeo out of the gravel!
FP3 pauses once more with simply over half-an-hour left…
Kieran Jackson26 August 2023 10:57
Charles Leclerc simply saves it at flip 1!
Charles Leclerc appears set for a gathering with the wall as he slides off at flip 1… however he simply saves it earlier than reversing his Ferrari out of hassle!
Slippery stuff out right here in Zandvoort! Currently, Max Verstappen is high of the timesheet with 35 minutes left with a 1:25:197 set on inters, with Lando Norris in second 1.555 seconds behind!
3-10: Leclerc, Hulkenberg, Bottas, Zhou, Gasly, Tsunoda, Albon, Hamilton
Kieran Jackson26 August 2023 10:55
Session resumes once more
With Magnussen’s stricken Haas cleared from the monitor, Valtteri Bottas’ Alfa Romeo is the primary automotive again out on monitor as the session resumes with 42 minutes left on the clock.
Among these but to exit on monitor are Charles Leclerc and Lance Stroll.
Kieran Jackson26 August 2023 10:48
It appeared inevitable and now somebody has put it within the wall!
Kevin Magnussen is the responsible get together, along with his Has dealing with the flawed manner after clashing with the barrier following a spin at flip 3!
That’s the place Oscar Piastri and Daniel Ricciardo misplaced it yesterday!
Red flag is out – however the clock will proceed to tick down from 50 minutes.
Kieran Jackson26 August 2023 10:41
Max Verstappen nearly places it within the wall at flip 3!
Verstappen has to take drastic motion to keep away from the wall, and he goes ono the grass and by way of the moist grime to get again on monitor!
“I don’t know what happened there, just lost all grip!”
Could be a full of life session this!
Kieran Jackson26 August 2023 10:35
Liam Lawson the second driver out on monitor
Best to start out right away!
Liam Lawson, making his full F1 debut this weekend, is rigorously making his manner round Circuit Zandvoort on his first lap in Daniel Ricciardo’s AlphaTauri!
The third driver to be behind the wheel of this automotive!
Zhou Guanyu, Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri all out now, Norris on intermediates.
Kieran Jackson26 August 2023 10:33