Verstappen takes a home win, Hamilton nears 4,000 career points and Bottas moves up the list of most podium finishes. Here are the facts and statistics from the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix!
Max Verstappen became the first Dutchman to win the Dutch Grand Prix, taking victory at Zandvoort by 20.932 seconds. Verstappen is the 20th different driver to win at the venue, while Red Bull become the fourteenth different team to win here. This is the first time that the Dutch Grand Prix has been won by a Honda-powered car.
With the seventeenth victory of his career, Verstappen overtakes Stirling Moss as the driver to have won the most Grands Prix without winning a title. Moss’ record has been broken four times previously – by Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill and Nico Rosberg, all drivers who went on to take the title.
Verstappen makes the Netherlands the twelfth nation to have a home winner in Formula 1. It makes 2021 the first season to have two home winners since 2014. Nico Rosberg was the last driver other than Lewis Hamilton to take a home victory, doing so at the 2014 German Grand Prix.
The 2021 Dutch Grand Prix marks the 75th occasion on which a driver has taken a Grand Prix win on home soil in World Championship history. Verstappen is the 35th different driver to take a home win in Formula 1.
After leading the first nine laps of the race, Max Verstappen became the nineteenth driver to have led 1,000 racing laps in his Formula 1 career. Stirling Moss is the only other non-champion to achieve that feat. 469 of those 1,000 laps led have come in the 2021 season, while over half have been in the last 17 races.
This was the 100th Grand Prix in which Max Verstappen has scored points. He is the seventeenth driver to score at 100 races.
With his 52nd podium finish, Max Verstappen overtakes Mika Hakkinen as the driver with the fifteenth most podium results in Formula 1 history.
ON THE PODIUM
Max Verstappen was joined on the podium by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, the trio appearing together on the podium for the eighteenth time.
The 2021 Dutch Grand Prix is the 60th Formula 1 race in which the top three finished in the same order as they started. The 2021 Belgian and Dutch Grands Prix mark only the fourth time in Formula 1 history that the top three have finished in the order they started at two consecutive races. It also happened at the 2014 Spanish & Monaco Grands Prix, the 2015 Brazilian & Abu Dhabi Grands Prix and the 2018 Monaco & Canadian Grands Prix.
Finishing as runner-up at the Dutch Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton recorded his 175th podium finish. Hamilton extends his record for most different circuits at which a driver has recorded a podium to 33. Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas becomes the eighth driver to record podiums at 25 circuits, while Max Verstappen is the tenth driver to record podiums at 24 different venues.
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap of the race, putting him 20 away from equalling Michael Schumacher’s record for most fastest laps. Zandvoort is the 25th different circuit at which Hamilton has taken the fastest lap of a Grand Prix, breaking Schumacher’s former record.
Having scored nineteen points, Hamilton is now just half a point away from becoming the first driver to score 4,000 points in his Formula 1 career.
With his 63rd podium finish, Valtteri Bottas overtakes David Coulthard as the driver with the ninth most podiums in F1 history. Rubens Barrichello is now the only non-champion with more top three finishes than the Finn.
Bottas is only the second Finnish driver to finish on the Dutch Grand Prix podium. Keke Rosberg also finished third at the 1982 Dutch Grand Prix.
THE POINTS SCORERS
Finishing in fourth place, Pierre Gasly recorded the sixth top four finish of his Formula 1 career. This marks the first time in his career that Gasly has finished in the top six at three consecutive races. Gasly has finished where he started at all of the last four races.
On his 50th race start with Ferrari, Charles Leclerc finished the race in fifth place. Leclerc finished where he started for the fourth time this year.
For a second consecutive race, the top five drivers on the grid finished in the same order as they started.
With seventh place, Carlos Sainz scored points for a sixth consecutive race. That equals his second-longest points-scoring streak in Formula 1.
Sergio Perez and Nicholas Latifi started the Dutch Grand Prix from the pit lane, becoming the first drivers to start an F1 race at Zandvoort from the pits. While this was Latifi’s second pit lane start, it was Perez’s third pit lane start in the last four races. Of the two, only Perez scored.
Finishing in eighth place, Perez scored points for the first time since the Austrian Grand Prix. Points have been recorded from the pit lane only twice in 2021, both times by Perez, at the Bahrain and Dutch Grands Prix.
Lando Norris’ tenth place marks the first time that the driver starting thirteenth at Zandvoort has scored points since Chris Amon finished fifth in the 1964 Dutch Grand Prix.
THE OTHER FINISHERS
Despite qualifying an impressive seventh, Antonio Giovinazzi finished the Dutch Grand Prix in fourteenth place. Giovinazzi has finished thirteenth, fourteenth or fifteenth at all of the last seven races.
With Nicholas Latifi finishing sixteenth, this was the first time since the British Grand Prix that Williams failed to score.
Nikita Mazepin was the first retirement from the Dutch Grand Prix, recording the third DNF of his Formula 1 career.
Mazepin’s retirement from eighteenth on the grid made this the third consecutive Dutch Grand Prix in which the driver starting eighteenth has retired. It also means that twentieth is the only grid slot yet to record a retirement in the 2021 season.
Yuki Tsunoda recorded the second retirement of his Formula 1 career due to a loss of power. He also retired from the Spanish Grand Prix as a result of electrical issues.
George Russell’s two-race scoring streak ended at the Dutch Grand Prix with a retirement. He was classified in seventeenth place having finished more than 90% of the race distance. Russell is the first driver to record four retirements in 2021.
After graduating in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky Haldenby, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. The blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics.
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