Verstappen makes history with win at Dutch GP

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Red Bull's Max Verstappen became the first Dutchman ever to win a Formula 1 race on home soil with a victorious performance Sunday in the Dutch Grand Prix at the Circuit Zandvoort in North Holland, Netherlands.

Verstappen has now recorded 17 career wins, with seven coming in 2021.

"The expectations here were so high and that's not always easy. But it's an amazing feeling and the crowd here were incredible as you can see. We can be really pleased with the whole team performance today," the 23-year-old said.

Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas finished second and third, respectively.

"What a race, what a crowd, it's been an amazing weekend. Max did an amazing job, so huge congratulations to him," Hamilton said.

Verstappen passed Hamilton for first in the F1 driver standings with eight races remaining in the season. He has a narrow three-point lead over the seven-time world champion. Meanwhile, Mercedes leads Red Bull by 12 points in the constructor standings.

Verstappen makes history with win at Dutch GP
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