Event: Dutch Grand Prix
Track: Zandvoort circuit

Weather: dry/wet/dry/wet  17°C
Tarmac: dry/wet/dry/wet 23°C
Humidity : 89%
Wind : 3.0 km/h W

Max Verstappen won his 46th F1 race at the 2023 Dutch F1 GP today. The Red Bull driver started from pole position and won on the Zandvoort circuit for the third time in a row. It was his 11th win and the 9th consecutive victory of the season. The Red Bull Racing team scored their 105th race win.

Dramatic Rain-Drenched Dutch Grand Prix Ends with Verstappen on Top

The 2023 Dutch Formula 1 Grand Prix at Zandvoort will undoubtedly be remembered as a race of ever-changing weather conditions and high-stakes strategies. Max Verstappen, driving for Red Bull Racing, emerged victorious after a roller-coaster ride of lead changes, rain delays, and intense battles on the track.

The race began under relatively dry conditions, but rain quickly made its entrance, turning the track into a treacherous and slippery path. Verstappen, starting from pole position, faced immediate pressure from his rivals. Alexander Albon, despite struggling early on, managed to defend his position from Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz.

As rain intensified, the entire field found themselves grappling with the decision of when to switch to wet-weather tires. Lap 2 witnessed a chaotic pit sequence, with Charles Leclerc being the unfortunate casualty of Ferrari's ill-timed tire change. Sergio Perez, on the other hand, made a brilliant pit call, allowing him to climb through the ranks and seize the lead.

Verstappen, ever the master of his home circuit, made his move back to the front, overtaking Pierre Gasly and Zhou Guanyu. The battle between Verstappen and Gasly intensified, but Verstappen eventually reclaimed his lead. As the rain continued to play games, pit stops shuffled the running order several times.

Lap 60 brought a dramatic turn as heavy rain arrived, prompting a flurry of pit stops for intermediate tires. Verstappen's timing proved impeccable, allowing him to hold on to his lead. However, just as the race seemed to have settled, a massive downpour forced Perez off the track, triggering a red flag.

With weather conditions too severe for safe racing, the race was temporarily halted. After an anxious wait, the action finally resumed with a rolling start behind the safety car. Verstappen, showing his mastery yet again, managed to keep his lead till the end, claiming a historic victory in front of his ecstatic home crowd.

Alonso's consistent and strategic driving earned him a well-deserved second place, showcasing his prowess in challenging conditions. Gasly, despite a time penalty, managed to secure a remarkable third place for Alpine.

The Dutch Grand Prix will be remembered for its relentless unpredictability, with changing weather turning the tide multiple times. Verstappen's triumph on home turf adds another glorious chapter to his Formula 1 journey, solidifying his status as one of the sport's brightest stars.

Classification 2023 Dutch F1 GP

11Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull02:24:04.41172
214Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom Aston Martin02:24:08.15572
310France Pierre Gasly
France Alpine02:24:11.46972
411Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull02:24:14.47972
555Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy Ferrari02:24:16.95272
644United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes02:24:17.62072
74United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren02:24:17.64372
823Thailand Alex Albon
United Kingdom Williams02:24:19.56672
981Australia Oscar Piastri
United Kingdom McLaren02:24:20.99172
1031France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine02:24:22.75772
1118Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin02:24:24.49872
1227Germany Nico Hülkenberg
United States Haas02:24:25.25172
1340New Zealand Liam Lawson
Italy AlphaTauri02:24:30.55872
1477Finland Valtteri Bottas
Switzerland Alfa Romeo02:24:31.79972
1522Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy AlphaTauri02:24:34.30472
1620Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas02:24:35.82172
1763United Kingdom George Russell
Germany Mercedes02:25:00.16572
DNF24China Zhou Guanyu
Switzerland Alfa RomeoSpun off62
DNF16Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy FerrariCollision damage41
DNF2United States Logan Sargeant
United Kingdom WilliamsSpun off14


  • Sergio Pérez, Red Bull RB19 #11 - 5 sec. penalty for speeding in the pit lane
  • Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri STR03 #22 - 5 sec. penalty for causing a collision
  • Kevin Magnussen, Haas VF-23 #20 - 5 sec. penalty for falling more than 10 car lengths behind safety car.

Fastest lap: 1:13.837 min by Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin AMR23 #14 in lap 56

2023 Dutch F1 GP Results
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10 F1 Fan comments on “Race Results 2023 Dutch F1 Grand Prix

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    A record-breaking tenth consecutive victory awaits next Sunday & good drives by both Alonso & Gasly.
    Ferrari's pace was nowhere, damage or not, & Checo also threw out a second place in the end, while nothing went right for Sargeant, although I'm baffled how long he needed to wait on trackside before getting a ride back to the pit lane.
    Zhou's off was unfortunate after how relatively decently he'd done before.
    Albon, Norris, & Russell, unfortunately, also lost chances for high-ish positions quite early on.
    Tsunoda's defending was questionable occasionally, as was Max's at T3, which surprisingly didn't even get noted, let alone warned, like some other moves.
    Lawson did decently in his first race.

    • Don grumpy.

      Jere, please,, please tell me why sir Lulu gets all or most of sky air time even when he comes in at 6th place , he is no longer the present world champion although the press treat him as though he is. Alonso! Alonso deserves more coverage as he is a racing genius, sky are very bias towards certain teams or should I say team that it makes me want to puke. 😜 🤣

  2. Nobodysperfect

    Verstappen drove a flauwless race again and really deserves his third home win. Can't believe Norris and Russell didn't pit for intermediates after lap 1!!! How much water do you need to see to spread behind your slick tyres, before you decide to pit?

  3. shroppyfly

    And they only want this race once every 2 years lol, THAT was a lot of F1 for one race Immaculately carried out by some and given away by others , Roll on pasta land

  4. ReallyOldRacer

    Entertaining race. Considering the SKY coverage, MB must have finished 1-2. My big takeaway...I'm warming to the pit kids vs the grid girls. Cute bunch of tykes, rockin' to the noise (music to some of you) and seeming to actually enjoy being there.

    Ferrari screwed up, they shafted LEC instead of SAI. And what's up with RB putting the double ax to PER? Mr's Zhou and Sargeant are doing their best to find the unemployment line, SAR sitting out in turn #8 most of the race with head in hands.

    Let's go to Monza and see what LAW can do with the Williams straight line speed. Big chance to shine for him.

    • Jere Jyrälä

      SKY isn't responsible for the world feed coverage.
      ZHO hasn't given a reason for sacking at all & while the qualifying off was on SAR, the crash in the race wasn't as he suddenly lost hydraulics & power steering, so nothing he could've done differently to avoid crashing out, nor was not getting a scooter ride back to the paddock until the stoppage his fault.
      Btw, I think you've mixed up ALB with LAW in the last paragraph.

  5. shroppyfly

    Sky aren't responsible...! That's it ill stop my comment right there

    But seriously, Sky are very responsible for who says what on their channel.


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