Posted by Aston Avery

F1 update – Dutch GP

The F1 drivers and teams returned to action after the summer break to race at the Dutch Grand Prix which was held at the Zandvoort Circuit, round 13 of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen equaled the record for the most consecutive wins by winning in front of his fans which was his eleventh of the year, he headed home Aston Martin’s Fernandon Alonso who finished second with Alpine’s Pierre Gasly finishing third.

Dutch GP – top 5:

  • 1st: Max Verstappen – Red Bull
  • 2nd: Fernando Alonso – Aston Martin
  • 3rd: Pierre Gasly – Alpine
  • 4th: Sergio Perez – Red Bull
  • 5th: Carlos Sainz – Ferrari

Race highlights:

  • Red Bull’s Sergio Perez initially finished third on the road, but was given a 5 second penalty for speeding in the pitlane dropping him to fourth.
  • Mercedes Lewis Hamilton finished sixth after starting thirteenth, whilst his team mate George Russell picked up a puncture after the restart and would finish sixteenth.
  • Williams’s Alex Albon would finis eighth whislt his team mate Logan Sargeant would crash out on lap 15 which in turn bought out the safety car.
  • Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc would retire on lap 42 due to floor damage to his car.
  • McLaren’s Lando Norris and team mate Oscar Piastri would finish seventh and ninth respectively despite Norris starting second.
  • Alfa Romeo’s Guanyu Zhou would retire on lap 63 after crashing out, this would bring out the virtual safety car then a red flag.


  • During practice for the Dutch Grand Prix, Alpha Tauri’s Daniel Ricciardo would injure his wrist which required surgery meaning he will be out for the Dutch and also the Italian Grand Prix’s with New Zealand driver Liam Lawson stepping in.
  • Haas announced that they would retain the driver line up of Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg for the 2024 season.

The next round of the 2023 Formula 1 World Champion will take place at the Monza Circuit for the Italian Grand Prix on 1st – 3rd September.

Aston and Cameron Perkins with the latest from the world of Formula 1.

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