The 2023 Formula One season resumes this afternoon within the Netherlands as runaway title chief Max Verstappen continues to makes an attempt to make F1 historical past. Another victory in his homeland at Zandvoort will see the Dutchman equal the consecutive win file of 9, at present held by Sebastien Vettel.
The Red Bull driver is once more on pole, for the third yr operating, for this race, and is joined on the entrance row by Lando Norris. Mercedes’ George Russell is in third, however Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton struggled throughout qualifying and strains up in P13. Verstappen’s Red Bull accomplice, Sergio Perez, is in seventh.
It might be lights out on the 14th grand prix of the season at 2pm BST. Can anybody spoil the Orange military get together? Well, with rain on the weather forecast, it is probably not plain crusing for Max. Follow all of the motion LIVE with Standard Sport’s devoted race stream!
Perez has spun out on flip one! Alonso flies into second and Perez corrects himself rapidly sufficient to retain third spot.
It is totally throwing it down now, Perez had completely no grip.
“This is going to be very very rain,” Alonso is advised. “It’s massive.”
Hamilton comes into the places, together with Gasly, Russell, Norris and others. Everyone onto the intermediates? The rain is chucking it down now.
Heart-in-mouth for Russell as he touches the grass beneath strain from team-mate Hamilton, inflicting an enormous ol’ wobble however steers his approach out of it.
Very spectacular and quickly lets Hamilton move.
Oh, maintain on. More rain to come back and it’s going to be heavy… that’s a change within the forecast! More pits to come back.
No, it hasn’t price Alonso as he truly makes straightforward work of each Tsunoda and Sainz and returns to 3rd.
Hamilton, in 11th, is simply 5 seconds behind Tsunoda in eighth.
Perez has pitted, and quickly posts the quickest lap. Alonso strikes as much as second and is then pitted himself… and there’s a mistake within the pit which loses Alonso 5 seconds!
He comes out behind Tsunoda and into fifth. Has that price Alonso a podium end?
The line from Ferrari is that Leclerc was retired on account of ground harm.
Hamilton is in an awesome battle with Tsunoda for fifth place, tries as soon as, twice and thrice to overhaul however can not fairly discover the hole.
Leclerc has been pitted and now retired. Something is clearly very improper with that automotive.