Verstappen got here out on high – his third straight house triumph and equaled a document 9 straight wins – forward of Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) and Pierre Gasly (Alpine) after heavy rain following Zhou Guanyu’s nasty Flip 1 crash despatched a pink flag prompted a five-lap dash to the end.
Crimson Bull’s Sergio Perez misplaced third place en path to Gasly resulting from a rushing penalty within the pits.
Outcomes of the 2023 Dutch F1 Grand Prix
|1||1||Max Verstappen||Crimson Bull/Honda RBPT||72||–|
|2||14||Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin/Mercedes||72||-3,744|
|4||11||Sergio Perez||Crimson Bull/Honda RBPT||72||-10,068|
|5||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari||72||-12,541|
|11||18||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin/Mercedes||72||-20,087|
|13||40||Liam Lawson||AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT||72||-26.147|
|15||77||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo/Ferrari||72||-27,388|
|16||22||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT||72||-29,893|
|–||24||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo/Ferrari||62||–|
How the 2023 Dutch F1 Grand Prix unfolded
On a dry observe and on gentle slick tires, Verstappen led in flip 1 in entrance of Lando Norris (McLaren) and George Russell (Mercedes). Alonso snatched third forward of Russell at Flip 3 as rain began to fall and the drivers discovered the observe floor soaked by way of the ultimate few corners.
Perez, Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), Zhou (Alfa Romeo) and Gasly pitted on the finish of lap one for Intermediates however Ferrari didn’t have Leclerc’s tires prepared and he misplaced loads of time.
Alonso handed Norris on the exit of Flip 3 for second earlier than Verstappen and Alonso pitted for Inters on the finish of lap two. Norris stayed out however Russell handed him at Flip 1.
Perez, the primary automotive on Inters, rapidly pushed previous Norris and Russell to steer halfway by way of lap three, with Zhou additionally shifting as much as second because of his early cease.
Norris pitted a lap later (dropped to twelfth) however Russell stayed out for an additional sluggish trip on slicks and dropped to 14th, one spot behind teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Perez led Zhou, Gasly and Verstappen, who was 14 seconds off the chief by lap 5. Verstappen pushed previous Gasly at Flip 3 whereas Alonso obtained again into the highest 5, operating in entrance of Leclerc. Verstappen sped previous Zhou at Flip 3 on lap seven and was now simply 10 seconds from chief Perez and taking the lead.
Zhou and Alonso pitted on lap 11 for slicks, Verstappen adopted a lap later. As a result of Perez drove an additional lap, Verstappen was in a position to undercut him and take the lead by 3.5 seconds.
Alonso made quick work of Zhou, with Gasly and Sainz additionally in entrance of him. Leclerc suffered one other delay when Ferrari modified his entrance wing as he switched to slicks, dropping him to thirteenth place. He later retired because of the floor injury he sustained after grazing Oscar Piastri’s McLaren early on.
Logan Sargeant crashed his Williams at Flip 8, which referred to as out the security automotive on lap 17.
The race restarted on lap 22 with Verstappen main Perez, Alonso, Gasly, Sainz and Zhou. Alex Albon, who didn’t run his Williams for Inters, moved as much as seventh place, passing Kevin Magnussen’s Haas after which taking sixth forward of Zhou.
Verstappen led by 5 seconds at half-time, with Alonso falling 4 seconds behind Perez in third place. Sainz pitted from fifth place on lap 42 to run extra gentle tyres, realizing full properly that Gasly obtained a 5 second rushing penalty within the pit lane and he superior to fourth place as Gasly lap in 47 stopped.
Perez pitted once more, eight seconds behind Verstappen. Alonso suffered a sluggish cease when his left entrance tire didn’t disengage, briefly propelling Sainz into third place.
Verstappen pitted for the final time on lap 50 and got here again with a 6 second lead. Sainz was 11 seconds down however was adopted by Alonso. Alonso handed Sainz with 20 laps to go in Tarzan to reclaim his podium spot.
Sainz and the late however more energizing tyre, Gasly, then battled it out for fourth place, with Gasly getting previous at Flip 1 with a terrific move across the exterior. Russell obtained again into the highest six because of powerful tire play, however Albon, selecting a courageous one-stop technique from gentle to medium, overtook him with 18 laps to go, additionally in Tarzan. Hamilton handed Russell for seventh after Russell brushed the grass and practically fell.
Perez, Gasly, Sainz and Hamilton pitted on lap 61 because the rain returned with a vengeance. Verstappen pitted a lap later and in addition picked up stopovers, whereas Alonso and Albon adopted swimsuit.
This redefined the race order for Verstappen and he led by 19 seconds over Perez, Alonso, Gasly, Sainz, Hamilton, Norris, Russell and Albon. However Perez went straight forward after which turned to Tarzan, shedding second place behind Alonso. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) went off and got here again earlier than Zhou then took a foul fall there.
Verstappen and Perez (who crashed into the wall on the pit lane entrance) stopped as a digital security automotive resulting from excessive rain after which a pink flag was referred to as out with Verstappen retaining the lead however Perez dropping to sixth and Gasly, Sainz and Hamilton repressed. However the order was reset within the sector earlier than the pink flag, which means Perez moved again as much as third place.
After just a few laps behind the security automotive and with all automobiles on inter-sessions, the race began once more with Verstappen main Alonso, Perez, Gasly, Sainz, Hamilton and Norris with 5 laps to go. Russell handed Norris at Flip 3 to take seventh place, however his Mercedes pitted on the finish of lap 68 with a puncture after colliding with Norris later within the lap.
Alonso ensured Verstappen stayed sincere to the end, however the native hero was in a position to maintain on to the win by greater than three seconds. Perez obtained a 5 second time penalty for rushing within the pit lane and Gasly took the chance to safe the ultimate spot on the rostrum.
Sainz defended Hamilton after a bitter battle in fifth place, forward of Norris, Albon and Piastri.
Quickest laps on the 2023 F1 Dutch Grand Prix
|1||14||Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin/Mercedes||1’13,837||207,651|
|2||1||Max Verstappen||Crimson Bull/Honda RBPT||1’13,889||0.052||207,505|
|4||11||Sergio Perez||Crimson Bull/Honda RBPT||1’14.231||0.394||206,549|
|11||77||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo/Ferrari||1’14,698||0.861||205,258|
|12||40||Liam Lawson||AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT||1’14,820||0.983||204,923|
|13||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari||1’14,934||1,097||204,612|
|15||18||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin/Mercedes||1’15.171||1,334||203,966|
|16||24||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo/Ferrari||1’15.417||1,580||203.301|
|18||22||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT||1’16,253||2,416||201,072|
Tire technique for the 2023 Dutch F1 Grand Prix