Max Verstappen succeeds his father-in-law Nelson Piquet as ‘poleman’ of the Dutch GP 36 years later

Max Verstappen greets the Zandvoort crowd

Max Verstappen greets the Zandvoort crowd
Max Verstappen greets the Zandvoort crowd
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To the delight of the hundreds of thousands of fans who have filled the stands of the Zandvoort circuit, Max verstappen he achieved an epic pole in which he had to sweat until the final moments to achieve it.

Lewis Hamilton at the Dutch GP with the Dutch fans in the background

A Hamilton fan ‘trolls’ Verstappen’s orange tide at the Netherlands GP with a small plane

The local idol surpassed by only 38 thousandths to Lewis hamilton, which was about to spoil the party for the fans. If it were not for that time that Verstappen improved, the seven-time champion would have nailed the clock: his time on the second attempt was the same as that of the championship leader on the first, 1: 08.923. It has been the tightest of the seven that has been this year.

The pilot of Red bull he was exulting. With the orange tide pushing him, he achieved his tenth pole and inscribed his name in the history books of Formula 1 on one of the legendary tracks, which also has a very special family relationship for him: the previous poleman had been the mythical Nelson Piquet, father of his girlfriend Kelly and therefore his father in law. He had achieved it in 1985, 36 years ago.

The Williamses, against the walls

As had happened in previous sessions, qualifying was interrupted with two red flags. In both cases they were caused by Williams, first George Russell and then your partner Nicholas latifi. Both ended up against the wall, although in the case of the more than probable future teammate of Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes he was able to leave and return to the pits. The Canadian was not so fortunate, and his blow was much more violent.

Carlos Sainz accident in the free practice of the Dutch GP

Carlos Sainz’s ugly accident in free practice that puts the rest of his Dutch GP in check

These incidents partly benefited the Spanish. Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso they went on to Q3 since the last attempt of those who fell in Q2 was neutralized by Latifi’s blow.

Especially meritorious was the 6th place that Sainz achieved at the end. The Madrid native was able to get back on track with the Ferrari repaired after the accident he had in the free third and that they forced the mechanics of the Scuderia to work against the clock. Had it not been for that incident, Sainz believed, he might have finished a bit higher.

Alonso set the 9th time, a little further than expected, but is aiming to return to the points zone after missing out in Belgium.

Two positions above ended the surprising Antonio Giovinazzi with Alfa Romeo, a team that this year launches a lineup for the positive in Covid of Kimi Raikkonen that has forced the hasty rebut of Robert Kubica.

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