In challenging circumstances, Max Verstappen succeeded in winning the ‘Dutch GP’ for the third time in a row at the Zandvoort circuit. It was also Verstappen’s ninth win in a row this F1 season.
“I am incredibly proud. I had goosebumps when the national anthem was played before the start,” Verstappen begins his review of the race. “There was a really great atmosphere. Even with the bad weather and rain, the fans remained enthusiastic and there was always a party. That is really great to see and I am incredibly proud to be able to win here again.”
“Today they didn’t make it easy for us with the weather. It was a great game, but we had to make the right decisions every time. We didn’t know how much rain would fall. I bet on continuing to drive after the start. It didn’t work out well in the end, but when we switched to intermediates, we went really fast. I had to kick to close the gap with Perez. It dried up so the team decided to bring me in earlier, otherwise two cars behind me could undercut me. Once we were back in the lead, we had everything under control.”
After his ninth F1 victory in a row, Verstappen can completely break the record for most F1 victories in a row this weekend in Monza and only put it to his name.
“I’ll think about it next week. I’m going to enjoy this weekend first. It’s always tough, there’s always pressure to perform and I’m very happy to win here. It’s something I never thought I could, winning nine games in a row. I was happy if I could win three or four in a row, but it is really something very special.”