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02 Sep - 05 Sep
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Mazepin explains "tension" with Haas F1 teammate Schumacher

Nikita Mazepin says he has “no problems” with Haas Formula 1 team-mate Mick Schumacher after tensions flared at Zandvoort, but states that he simply wants “to be in front”.

Domenicali: Zandvoort proves drivers should be “soul” of F1

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says the success of the Dutch GP showed that the organisation’s focus on putting drivers at the centre of the sport is the correct one.

Ricciardo explains what happened with Zandvoort start drama Dutch GP
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Ricciardo explains what happened with Zandvoort start drama

McLaren Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo learned a lesson on the grid at the Dutch GP after a clutch issue nearly caused him to trigger an aborted start.

How the Dutch Grand Prix proved itself as a top-line F1 event

OPINION: The Dutch Grand Prix, in terms of on-track action, was nothing out of the ordinary. However, the event itself brought an unmatched level of energy from fans, and the added banking to corners underlined Zandvoort's credibility as an F1 venue.

Horner: Zandvoort atmosphere "like being in a nightclub for three days"

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner praised the Dutch Grand Prix organisers for creating an “outstanding” atmosphere, saying that Zandvoort was “like being in a nightclub for three days”.

Alonso: Tyre unknowns behind lack of Dutch GP overtaking

Fernando Alonso believes the unknown challenge Formula 1 teams faced with tyres at Zandvoort last weekend led to a lack of overtaking upon the Dutch Grand Prix’s return.

Why F1 drivers were allowed to cause Dutch GP pitlane traffic jam

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says that it was his suggestion for drivers to wait at the Zandvoort pit exit in order to create a gap in qualifying.

Could Zandvoort layout inspire other F1 circuits to change tack?

One of Zandvoort’s many triumphs on its Formula 1 return was its new banked corners adding intrigue to an otherwise tight and twisty track. While not a new concept to circuit designs, it might provide inspiration to other venues on how to spice up its own action

Sainz and Ferrari seeking answers after 'pain' of Dutch GP

Carlos Sainz says he and Ferrari were left baffled by their lack of pace in Formula 1’s Dutch Grand Prix, with the team chasing an explanation at Maranello this week.

Brawn hopes F1 can use DRS on Zandvoort banking in 2022 Dutch GP
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Brawn hopes F1 can use DRS on Zandvoort banking in 2022

Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn hopes that drivers will be able to use DRS at Zandvoort's final banked corner as an aid to overtaking in 2022.

Wolff says Bottas would have deserved 2022 Mercedes F1 drive Dutch GP
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Wolff says Bottas would have deserved 2022 Mercedes F1 drive

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said Valtteri Bottas would have deserved to stay at the Formula 1 team, despite it electing not to keep him for 2022.

 Perez: Mazepin and Norris moves cost me recovery to sixth Dutch GP
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Perez: Mazepin and Norris moves cost me recovery to sixth

Sergio Perez believes incidents with Nikita Mazepin and Lando Norris cost him a possible sixth-place finish in the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix after starting in the pit lane.

Ten things we learned from F1's 2021 Dutch Grand Prix Dutch GP
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Ten things we learned from F1's 2021 Dutch Grand Prix

Formula 1’s long-awaited return of the Dutch Grand Prix didn’t disappoint and provided the ideal sunny remedy after the dreary Spa washout last weekend. We pick out the key talking points covering home hero Max Verstappen, the latest movements in the driver market and what Zandvoort delivered for the championship

Dutch Grand Prix driver ratings

After 36 years away, Formula 1's return to Zandvooort brought plenty of challenges as red flags interrupted practice and qualifying, while minimal run-off punished mistakes. Its fast sweeps, combined with the passionate Dutch fans, have made the circuit an instant hit but some took to its quirks better than others

Mercedes felt "behind the curve" at Zandvoort after Friday struggles

Mercedes believes it was "behind the curve" in its fight against Formula 1 title rival Red Bull throughout the Dutch Grand Prix weekend ahead of its defeat on race day.

Alonso: ‘Pure luck’ unseen Turn 3 lock up didn’t result in crash

Fernando Alonso says it was ‘pure luck’ he didn’t crash out of Formula 1’s Dutch Grand Prix late on after a big Turn 3 lock-up chasing Carlos Sainz.

The Mercedes tactics that Verstappen had to overcome to win at home

A rapid start from poleman Max Verstappen in the fastest car of the Dutch GP weekend forced Mercedes into trying something different. The result was a tactical grudge match that bubbled without ever boiling over, with Verstappen's supreme pace enough to withstand Lewis Hamilton and retake the points lead

Red Bull was willing to sacrifice Dutch GP win to cover Hamilton Dutch GP
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Red Bull was willing to sacrifice Dutch GP win to cover Hamilton

Red Bull was prepared for Max Verstappen to sacrifice victory to Valtteri Bottas in Formula 1’s Dutch Grand Prix if it guaranteed finishing ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

Haas: No one side to blame in latest Mazepin-Schumacher clash Dutch GP
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Haas: No one side to blame in latest Mazepin-Schumacher clash

Gunther Steiner believes there is no one to blame for the latest incident between the Haas drivers at Zandvoort despite Mick Schumacher’s anger over Nikita Mazepin’s “dangerous” move.

Verstappen: "Never straightforward" to meet expectations at home GP Dutch GP
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Verstappen: "Never straightforward" to meet expectations at home GP

Max Verstappen says it was "never straightforward" to meet the expectations of the Dutch Formula 1 fans at Zandvoort, but he remained "very focused" to win his home grand prix.

Wolff: Bottas' fastest lap attempt "cheeky but understandable"

Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas' fastest lap attempt in Formula 1's Dutch GP was "cheeky", but an "unaware" Lewis Hamilton reckons it "doesn't matter" which Mercedes driver earned the point.

Mercedes concedes it got Dutch GP strategy wrong Dutch GP
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Mercedes concedes it got Dutch GP strategy wrong

Mercedes has admitted it got its strategy wrong in the fight with Red Bull at Formula 1’s Dutch Grand Prix, as Max Verstappen took a dominant home win.

Dutch GP: Verstappen takes dominant win from Hamilton Dutch GP
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Dutch GP: Verstappen takes dominant win from Hamilton

Max Verstappen serenely controlled the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix to win at home ahead of Lewis Hamilton as the Red Bull driver reclaimed the lead of the Formula 1 championship.

The Dutch GP as it happened

Live updates for the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.

Perez and Latifi set for Dutch GP pitlane starts

Sergio Perez and Nicholas Latifi are set to start Formula 1's Dutch Grand Prix from the pitlane after their teams made changes to the specification of their cars overnight.

Mercedes facing "odd" struggles through banked Turn 3 at Zandvoort

Mercedes says it is facing “odd” struggles with its Formula 1 car through the banked Turn 3 at Zandvoort, losing almost 0.2s to Red Bull through that section alone.

Steiner: Neither Haas driver to blame for latest falling out

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says neither of his drivers was particularly to blame for their latest clash at the Dutch Grand Prix.

Kubica thought he had tested positive for COVID when Alfa called

Robert Kubica thought he had tested positive for COVID after seeing the missed phone calls from Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur ahead of his return to Formula 1 racing in the Dutch GP as Kimi Raikkonen's replacement.

Alonso: Strategy "surprises" could deliver Dutch GP excitement

Fernando Alonso says Formula 1's Dutch Grand Prix has the potential to throw up some strategy surprises, because a lot of teams are going in to it blind on tyre life.

Tight Zandvoort F1 pitlane raises safety issues for Dutch GP

Formula 1 teams and drivers have raised safety concerns over Zandvoort’s unusually short pitlane in Sunday’s Dutch GP, especially if a safety car period triggers multiple stops.

Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Zandvoort plays hosts to the returning Dutch Grand Prix this Sunday. Here's how you can watch the Formula 1 race.

Perez set for back-of-grid start in Dutch GP after engine change

Sergio Perez is set to start the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix from the back of the grid after Red Bull Racing opted to take a new Honda power unit.

Wind sensitivity not a factor in Russell's Q2 crash

The Williams Formula 1 team reckons George Russell's Dutch Grand Prix qualifying crash was not a result of the car being sensitive to wind gusts at Zandvoort's "sheltered' Turn 13.

Sainz feels he "deserved" to crash in FP3 for Dutch GP

Carlos Sainz says that he "deserved" to crash in final practice for Formula 1's Dutch Grand Prix after making a mistake and running just 20 centimetres off the normal line.

Mazepin "f***ed off", blames Schumacher for ruining Q1 lap on purpose

Nikita Mazepin says Haas Formula 1 teammate Mick Schumacher deliberately ruined his final lap in qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix, leaving him "really annoyed" and "f***** off".

Perez: Q1 exit at Zandvoort "really hard to digest"

Sergio Perez says his Zandvoort Q1 exit is “really hard to digest” after a few factors combined to leave him 16th in Formula 1 qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix.

Verstappen unaware of DRS failure on Dutch GP pole lap Dutch GP
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Verstappen unaware of DRS failure on Dutch GP pole lap

Max Verstappen did not know his DRS failed on his pole lap ahead of Formula 1's 2021 Dutch Grand Prix, which combined with a "double shift" to cost him 0.25s.

Mercedes ready to split Dutch GP strategies to topple Verstappen Dutch GP
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Mercedes ready to split Dutch GP strategies to topple Verstappen

Mercedes says it is ready to split strategies with its cars in Formula 1’s Dutch Grand Prix in a bid to stop Max Verstappen winning on home ground.

Dutch GP: Verstappen beats Hamilton to pole by 0.038s Dutch GP
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Dutch GP: Verstappen beats Hamilton to pole by 0.038s

Max Verstappen romped to a home pole position over Lewis Hamilton in a disrupted qualifying for Formula 1's 2021 Dutch Grand Prix as crashes for both Williams bore two red flags.

Dutch GP qualifying as it happened

Live updates from Saturday practice and qualifying for the Formula 1 Dutch GP at Zandvoort.

Dutch GP: Verstappen quickest by 0.5s in final practice

Max Verstappen comfortably beat the Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton to set the pace in the final practice session ahead of Formula 1's 2021 Dutch Grand Prix.

Mercedes-powered F1 drivers to move to freshest engines

All drivers using Mercedes Formula 1 power units will run their lowest mileage engines for the rest of the Dutch Grand Prix weekend.

Verstappen avoids Dutch GP penalty after red flag incident

Max Verstappen has escaped without sanction following an FIA investigation into him overtaking Lance Stroll under red flags in Friday's second free practice session for Formula 1's Dutch Grand Prix.

Mercedes dismisses 'special engine solution' amid Red Bull query

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has played down talk of his Formula 1 team having a "special solution" to help boost engine power.

Wolff urges F1 red flag rethink over practice stoppages

Toto Wolff believes Formula 1 teams need to discuss a rethink over red flag rules during practice after losing more than half of FP1 at Zandvoort on Friday.

Verstappen summoned by stewards for overtaking under red flag

Max Verstappen has been summoned to see the stewards at Formula 1’s Dutch Grand Prix for allegedly overtaking another car under red flags on Friday.

Kubica to make F1 return as Raikkonen tests COVID positive Dutch GP
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Kubica to make F1 return as Raikkonen tests COVID positive

Robert Kubica will make his Formula 1 return in this weekend’s Dutch Grand Prix after Kimi Raikkonen tested positive for COVID-19.

Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Formula 1 is back at Zandvoort for the first time since 1985. Here's how you can watch qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix.

Why Verstappen’s practice times hide a major shot at a home win

Max Verstappen may not have grabbed the headlines during Friday practice on Formula 1’s return to Zandvoort, but there was no hiding the Red Bull driver's pace ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix. The home favourite will now face the test of delivering on a few more critical calls to give the Orange Army a race to remember

Vettel: F1 needs more corners like Zandvoort's banking

Sebastian Vettel believes Formula 1 needs to have more corners like Zandvoort’s banked turns after getting his first taste of the track’s changes on Friday.

Verstappen insists Zandvoort F1 practice pace not representative

Max Verstappen says his fifth place position in practice for Formula 1’s Dutch Grand Prix is not truly representative of Red Bull’s potential around Zandvoort.

Hamilton "on the back foot" after early end to Dutch GP practice

Lewis Hamilton says he is "on the back foot" after an on-track stoppage brought his Friday Formula 1 practice running for the Dutch Grand Prix to an early end.

Dutch GP: Leclerc fastest in FP2 as Hamilton hits trouble

Charles Leclerc led a Ferrari 1-2 over Esteban Ocon in FP2 at Formula 1's 2021 Dutch Grand Prix while a stoppage for Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton brought out the red flags.

Dutch GP practice as it happened

Live updates from Friday practice for the Formula 1 Dutch GP at Zandvoort.

Vettel set to return in Zandvoort FP2 after engine failure

Aston Martin is hopeful that Sebastian Vettel will make it back out for second practice at the Dutch Grand Prix, despite his morning engine dramas.

Dutch GP: Key F1 tech updates, direct from the garages

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Hamilton: No concerns about Mercedes team harmony if Russell signs

Lewis Hamilton says he has no concerns about the team harmony at Mercedes if George Russell becomes his new Formula 1 team-mate in 2022.

Dutch GP: Hamilton tops disrupted opening practice

Lewis Hamilton topped first practice for Formula 1’s returning Dutch Grand Prix, which was heavily disrupted by a long red flag period after Sebastian Vettel suffered a suspected engine failure.

Norris' newest engine given all-clear after Spa F1 crash Dutch GP
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Norris' newest engine given all-clear after Spa F1 crash

McLaren says post-Belgian Grand Prix checks have confirmed that Lando Norris's newest Formula 1 engine can be reused despite his high-speed qualifying crash.

Why Zandvoort could be a pain in the neck for F1 drivers Dutch GP
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Why Zandvoort could be a pain in the neck for F1 drivers

Formula 1 drivers are all super fit, and much of their training focusses on their neck muscles, the aspect that always proved tough for rookies when they first arrive at the top level.