Verstappen wins at home and approaches the championship

Verstappen wins at home and approaches the championship
Verstappen wins at home and approaches the championship

Closer and closer to the second championship, Max Verstappen won the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix this Sunday (4), driving the “orange sea” in the stands at the Zandvoort circuit.

After a calm start and race start, the Dutchman was even threatened by a safety car on the final stretch of the race, but stopped in the pits, put on soft tires and overtook seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton a few meters after the restart.

With medium tyres, the Brit still lost positions to his Mercedes teammate George Russell and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who closed the podium.

After Hamilton, who finished fourth, Sergio Pérez (Red Bull), Fernando Alonso (Alpine), Lando Norris (McLaren), Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), Esteban Ocon (Alpine) and Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) closed the spots.

With the victory, Verstappen moved up to 310 points in the championship lead, 109 more than second-placed Leclerc and Pérez, with 201 each. With seven races to go until the end of the season, the Dutchman will be champion even if he finishes all races in fourth place.

The next round of F1 will be on September 11, at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza.

The article is in Portuguese

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