F1 Dutch Grand Prix LIVE RESULTS:Max Verstappen WINS home GP to go back to top of championship, Hamilton second

THE Dutch Grand Prix is UNDERWAY at a packed Circuit Zandvoort.

Max Verstappen has huge support in the busy stands, but Lewis Hamilton is giving chase.

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  • The Sun

    UP IN THE POINTS

    An outrageous drive from Sergio Perez who started down in P16 and managed to overtake the likes of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo to get up to P8 place. A thoroughly good day for Red Bull.

    A special mention also for Fernando Alonso in the Alpine, who started in P9 and drove a superb race to overtake Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari as well as teammate Esteban Ocon to finish P6.

    The 40-year-old shows us again that class is permanent.

  • The Sun

    HOME CHAMP

    Incredible scenes as Max Verstappen is crowned the first ever Dutch winner of the Dutch Grand Prix after a 36 year absence from the F1 circuit.

    It was a brilliant drive from the new leader of the Drivers Championship, who did incredibly well to keep Hamilton and Bottas at bay, who both pushed him right until the end.

    There could be no other winner though.

  • Ben Hunt

    MAX VERSTAPPEN WINS THE DUTCH GP

    Who else? This was a mega event. A mega crowd and a popular winner.

    The grandstands are lit up with orange smoke bombs.

    Lewis Hamilton is second. Bottas is third.

    Hamilton also gets the point for the fastest lap.

  • Ben Hunt

    BOTTAS GETS THE FASTST LAP

    And now Hamilton pits for tyres. Lap 72

  • Ben Hunt

    BOTTAS FINAL PITSTOP

    And that was a slow stop. It will allow him a crack at setting the fastest lap and earning a bonus point.

    However, that will crucially take a point away from Hamilton, who currently has the fastest lap. Unless Hamilton stops again.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 64 HAMILTON'S CHALLENGE HAS FADED

    The Mercedes man has dropped his pace to preserve his tyres. The gap is now up to 4 seconds.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 55

    Hamilton has been eating into Verstappen's advantage. He has reduced that gap to 1.3 seconds.

    In doing so, he has taken some life out of his tyres. This might actually put Verstappen under some pressure.

  • Ben Hunt

    TSUNODA HAS RETIRED FROM THE RACE

    The Alpha Tauri man is back in the garage and out of this race.

  • Ben Hunt

    MAZEPIN IS THE FIRST CAR TO RETIRE FROM THIS RACE

    The Haas man is back in the garage. No real surprise of loss.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 41 VERSTAPPEN PITS

    Red Bull respond to the threat of the undercut from Hamilton by calling in Verstappen.

    The pitstops is clean and he is back on his way again, three seconds ahead of the Mercedes man.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 40 HAMILTON PITS

    Another stop for the world champion, who takes another set of medium tyres.

    He returns to the track in second place but almost 25 seconds behind the leader.

  • Ben Hunt

    FEW OVERTAKES OF NOTE SO FAR, BUT THIS WAS A GOOD ONE

    Pierre Gasly on Fernando Alonso. I bet they enjoyed watching that down at Honda.

  • Ben Hunt

    SEBASTIAN VETTEL SPINS ON THE BANKING

    The Aston Martin man loses the rear of his car and slides to a halt. He's now down in 17th place.

  • Ben Hunt

    PENALTY FOR RUSSELL

    The Brit has been given a five second time penalty for speeding in the pitlane.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 31 VERSTAPPEN GETS PAST BOTTAS INTO TURN ONE

    The grandstands erupt as the Dutchman regains the lead. The Finn, then surrenders P2 to Hamilton.

    It is Verstappen, Hamilton, Bottas, Leclerc, Sainz – the two Ferraris are yet to pit.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 30 BOTTAS IS BACKING VERSTAPPEN INTO HAMILTON

    The Finn is helping out tactically here as Verstappen has become the jam in a Mercedes sandwich.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 22 VERSTAPPEN PITS

    The Red Bull team respond to Hamilton's pitstops by calling him in a lap later.

    The pitstop was a second-quicker to increase the Dutchman's lead in this race.

    Valtteri Bottas, who has yet to pit, is the new race leader.

  • Ben Hunt

    HAMILTON REPORTING TYRE PROBLEMS

    Lap 21 Hamilton comes in for some fresh tyres. He's gone for a set of medium tyres in the hope of reaching the end of the race.

  • Ben Hunt

    SO FAR, NO RED FLAGS

    I will admit, I'd almost guaranteed there would be at least one red flag so far, judging by the support races.

    But this GP has been incident free. Already on lap 19/72. It is whizzing by.

  • Ben Hunt

    1,000 LAPS

    Max Verstappen has now lead 1,000 laps in Formula One.

  • Ben Hunt

    MAX IS PULLING AWAY

    The Red Bull man is trying to get out of the way of a Hamilton fight back. If he builds a gap it will make life easier on his team when it comes to deciding when to pit him for tyres.

  • Ben Hunt

    NEAR MISS FOR GIOVINAZZI

    The Alfa Romeo man is in he thick of the action and almost clatters into Carlos Sainz and then Fernando Alonso.

  • Ben Hunt

    PROBLEMS FOR RICCIARDO?

    His McLaren is pumping out blue smoke and George Russell is travelling behind and says the Aussie is leaking oil.

    Now, it could be a little bit of oil overfill burning off, or maybe there is a bigger issue.

  • Ben Hunt

    LIGHTS OUT – WE ARE GO

    A great start from Verstappen who is already a two car lengths clear of Hamilton into Turn One.

    He absolutely nailed that start. The Red Bull man is flying as Hamilton came under attack from teammate Valtteri Bottas.

  • Ben Hunt

    A LITTLE OVER 10 MINUTES TO GO

    And a reminder to how they line up for the Dutch Grand Prix.

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