Verstappen equals Formula 1’s consecutive win record, Gasly records his first podium finish in two years and Alonso sets the fastest lap for the first time in over six years. Here are the facts and statistics from the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix!
VERSTAPPEN WINS THE 2023 DUTCH GRAND PRIX
Max Verstappen took the 46th victory of his Formula 1 career at the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix. Verstappen became only the fourth driver – after Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda – to have taken three victories at the Dutch Grand Prix.
With his ninth victory in a row, Verstappen equalled Sebastian Vettel’s record for the most consecutive wins in World Championship history.
Verstappen won his home race for a third consecutive season. He became the eighth driver to win on home soil on three occasions in his Formula 1 career, as well as the seventh to do so in three successive seasons.
Verstappen’s victory saw him equal the record for the longest winning streak at Zandvoort. His third win in a row at the track matched Jim Clark’s record of three successive Dutch Grand Prix wins in 1963, 1964 and 1965. Red Bull also equal Lotus’ record of three consecutive team wins at the track.
Leading 61 laps of the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix, Verstappen has now led 183 laps at Zandvoort in total. He moves up to second in the list of most laps led at the circuit, behind only Jim Clark. Clark led 370 laps at the track in total.
Verstappen recorded his 90th podium finish. He became the seventh driver to reach the milestone – the first to do so since Kimi Raikkonen at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix. This was Verstappen’s 14th consecutive podium finish, extending the fourth-longest podium streak in F1 history.
After the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix, Verstappen has led 628 laps this season. That’s 12 more laps than he led in total in 2022.
After the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix, Red Bull lead the Constructors’ Championship by 285 points. It’s the third largest lead ever held by a team in Formula 1. The only larger leads were for Mercedes after the 2014 and 2016 Abu Dhabi Grands Prix.
ALONSO AND GASLY ON THE PODIUM
Fernando Alonso and Pierre Gasly joined Max Verstappen on the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix podium. For Alonso, this was his 105th podium finish, putting him a single top three finish away from equalling Alain Prost for fourth in Formula 1’s all-time podium list.
With his latest podium finish coming 20 years, 5 months and 4 days after his first at the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix, Alonso set a new record for the longest gap between first and last podium finishes in Formula 1. Michael Schumacher set the previous record at the 2012 European Grand Prix.
Alonso recorded the fastest lap of the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix. It marked his first fastest lap since the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix – the second longest gap between fastest laps in F1 history. The only longer gap between fastest laps was almost eight years, for Giancarlo Fisichella between the 1997 and 2005 Spanish Grands Prix.
Of the drivers who’ve taken part in all of the last three Dutch Grand Prix weekends, Alonso is the only one to have gained positions on all three occasions.
After a post race time penalty for Sergio Perez, Pierre Gasly moved up to third in the final order. The Frenchman recorded his first podium finish as an Alpine driver and his first top three Sunday result since the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. It was the fourth podium finish of Gasly’s career and his first top six finish of the season.
Gasly equalled the best result for the driver starting 12th on the grid at the Dutch Grand Prix. Nigel Mansell also finished third having started 12th in 1984.
Verstappen remains the only driver to have recorded multiple podium finishes at Zandvoort since the Dutch Grand Prix returned to the F1 calendar.
THE POINTS FINISHERS
Originally crossing the line third, Sergio Perez dropped to fourth in the final order after picking up a time penalty for exceeding the pit lane speed limit. It’s still his best result to date at the Dutch Grand Prix.
Carlos Sainz finished fifth having started sixth at the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix. This is the first time Sainz has gained a position from where he has started at Zandvoort and his best result to date at the track.
With sixth place, Lewis Hamilton gained seven positions over the course of the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix. It equals the most positions he has gained in a race so far this year, having also driven from 13th to sixth at the 2023 Miami Grand Prix. This is the first time Hamilton has gained a position from where he has started at the Dutch Grand Prix.
2023 is the first time Hamilton has finished outside of the top four at the Dutch Grand Prix.
Lando Norris finished seventh for the second race in a row. It extended his five-race scoring streak.
Alex Albon finished eighth, recording his fourth points finish of the 2023 season. He last scored at the British Grand Prix, where he also finished eighth.
With both Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon finishing in the top ten, the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix is the first time both Alpine drivers have finished in the points since the Spanish Grand Prix.
THE OTHER FINISHERS
Finishing in 11th place, Lance Stroll failed to score a point for only the second time in the last seven races.
Stroll has finished where he started in all of the last three Dutch Grands Prix. Max Verstappen – who has won the last three Zandvoort races from pole position – is the only other driver to have done so.
Liam Lawson impressed on his Formula 1 debut in challenging conditions. He finished 13th – ahead of team-mate Yuki Tsunoda. Lawson’s debut made him the first driver born in 2002 to race in Formula 1 and the first New Zealand driver since Brendon Hartley at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Racing in car number 40, Lawson made the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix the first F1 race to feature car number 40 since the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix, when Paul di Resta made a one-off appearance with Williams.
On Lap 17 of the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix, Nico Hulkenberg became the 19th driver to have raced 10,000 Grand Prix laps in Formula 1 history. Hulkenberg finished 12th – his best result since finishing seventh at the 2023 Australian Grand Prix.
With 14th place on the road, Kevin Magnussen would have recorded his best result since finishing in the points at the Miami Grand Prix. However, a post race penalty dropped him to 16th in the final order.
Having started from the pit lane, Magnussen made up six positions by the end of the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix – the most positions he has gained in a race since the 2022 British Grand Prix.
Though he finished only 15th, the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix marks the first time that Yuki Tsunoda has crossed the finish line at Zandvoort.
Running for over two hours and 24 minutes, the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix was the longest Zandvoort race since the 1968 race, which lasted 22 minutes longer.
Charles Leclerc retired from the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix with damage to his floor. This marked his third retirement of the season – his first since the Australian Grand Prix.
Zhou Guanyu crashed out of the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix in the wet conditions. It was his second retirement of the season, having also retired at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Logan Sargeant was the first driver to crash out of the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix, recording his fourth retirement of the 2023 season.