Max masters rain to seal ninth win in a row – dramatic Dutch GP review ft Sainz + Leclerc

F1 Nation

28-08-2023 • 1 hr

Torrential rain at the start, a safety car, more torrential rain, a red flag… Nothing was going to stop Max Verstappen winning his home race for the third year in a row and equalling the all-time record of nine consecutive wins in a season, set by Sebastian Vettel in 2013.

So how many more is the pending triple World Champion going to add to his streak in 2023? Tom Clarkson is joined by Christian Menath, from Motorsport Magazin in Germany, and Brazilian F1 journalist, Julianne Cerasoli, to dissect how the Dutchman overcame so many obstacles on his way to victory.

Who got their strategy right and who made mistakes at Zandvoort? We reflect on huge results for Aston Martin and Alpine, with Fernando Alonso and Pierre Gasly on the podium, and we assess the decision-making of McLaren and Mercedes.

As well as the top three, you’ll hear reaction from Max’s manager, Raymond Vermeulen, and the Ferrari duo of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc.

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