Verstappen makes historical past with unbeaten hat-track in first residence races · RaceFans

Max Verstappen achieved one thing no person else has ever achieved in System 1 final weekend along with his Dutch Grand Prix victory, changing into the primary driver to go unbeaten of their first three races on residence soil.

Though seven different drivers have received their residence race three or extra occasions, none have taken victories in every of their first three occasions in entrance of their residence crowd.

As traditional, Verstappen had the longest record of stats to brag about at Zandvoort, taking his forty sixth grand prix win, ninetieth podium and twenty eighth pole. It was the twenty third time he has transformed pole to victory.

Inside the context of this season, that was the Purple Bull driver’s eleventh victory, with solely three situations of drivers profitable extra occasions in a season, and his eighth win from pole which implies he’s a technique from matching the document for what number of occasions that has been achieved in a 12 months. As was extensively famous, this was his ninth win on the trot, which means he now collectively holds the document for the longest uninterrupted victory run with Alberto Ascari and Sebastian Vettel.

It was the tenth grand prix in a row that Verstappen has led, a brand new private finest for him, and 14th successive podium look. Having gone unbeaten at Zandvoort over the past three years it means the final time someone else received the Dutch Grand Prix was Niki Lauda in 1985.

Verstappen should solely be 25 years previous, however he’s now on the joint sixth longest run of consecutive begins in F1 historical past, matching Fernando Alonso by contesting his 176th race in a row final weekend.

Alonso had heaps to smile about on Sunday too, clocking up his one hundred and fifth podium end – 40 of which at the moment are second locations – and his twenty fourth quickest lap. That put the Aston Martin driver degree with Lauda in tenth within the all-time desk for quickest laps, and having lately turned 42 it additionally made him the tenth oldest driver to ever take a quickest lap.

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His first quickest lap was claimed over 20 years in the past – a document – and he had a wait of two,220 days from getting his twenty third to getting his twenty fourth.

Gasly now has extra podiums than Ocon

Alpine’s Pierre Gasly completed third, the fourth podium of his profession and his first because the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. There had solely been six race weekends between that consequence and Alpine’s final podium look, marking the shortest look forward to a brand new trophy by the Enstone-based crew since 2020 when it claimed three podiums within the final seven races.

Sergio Perez would have made it two Purple Bulls on the rostrum if not for the penalty dropping him to fourth, which means Alonso now has as many podiums as he does this 12 months. If Perez fails to complete within the high three at Monza this weekend, he could have spent as many grands prix off the rostrum as on it in 2023. Verstappen now leads him by 138 factors on the high of the standings, which is the largest such margin a driver has ever held after 13 rounds of a season.

Carlos Sainz Jnr’s fifth place means he has now gone 14 grands prix with out a podium, which is the longest drought for a Ferrari driver since crew mate Charles Leclerc went 21 races with out ending greater than fourth over 2020 and ‘21.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton turned the outright third most skilled F1 driver of all time by making his 323rd begin, and went on to complete sixth.

Lando Norris, who was simply 0.023 seconds behind Hamilton on the chequered flag, has now scored greater than 500 factors in F1 however has nonetheless not received. Haas’s Nico Hulkenberg holds the document for factors with out a win, however Norris is now solely 27 behind his profession tally. It’s a document neither will wish to be preventing over the remainder of this season, whereas additionally making an attempt to attain as many factors as doable in automobiles at present not in rivalry for wins.

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Williams had a wonderful qualifying session, with Alexander Albon matching his career-best beginning place of fourth and rookie crew mate Logan Sargeant making it to Q3 for the primary time. Sadly the latter then crashed, and did so once more within the race, which means he’s nonetheless the one full-time driver but to attain some extent this 12 months.

Having been dropped in at brief discover, Lawson impressed

AlphaTauri had been impressed by their newcomer Liam Lawson who could have certified final however did end thirteenth – forward of his penalised crew mate Yuki Tsunoda. He held the quickest lap after lap three, however there was 36 enhancements to that by different drivers earlier than the tip of the race. Lawson was nonetheless the Twelfth-fastest driver on monitor on his debut.

By making the beginning he turned the tenth New Zealander to race in F1, four-and-a-half years since Brendon Hartley’s final begin with the identical crew, then known as Toro Rosso. It was a relatively brief look forward to followers in New Zealand given Hartley had ended a wait of over 33-and-a-third years since Mike Thackwell’s final F1 begin in 1984.

Though his crew mate Hamilton completed sixth, George Russell’s seventeenth place meant Mercedes had their lowest-scoring weekend because the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix once they collected solely two factors.

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