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Zandvoort 2023! Everything You Need To Know...

Updated: Aug 29

F1 is finally back after summer break and we return to the fan favourite Zandvoort. The iconic Circuit Zandvoort, nestled along the picturesque coastline of the Netherlands, is set to host one of the most electrifying events in the world of motorsports. As the engines roar to life and the cars hurtle down the track, fans from around the globe will be treated to a spectacle that combines the rich history of Formula One with the modern heart-pounding action that defines the sport today.


From the legendary battles of past racing titans to the cutting-edge technology that propels today's contenders, the Dutch Grand Prix encapsulates the essence of Formula One's evolution. The undulating track, with its twists and turns, promises to challenge drivers' skills to the fullest, separating the extraordinary from the exceptional. As the countdown to the green light begins, excitement hangs in the air, echoing the cheers of devoted fans who have been eagerly awaiting this moment for years.


The Dutch GP is also the home race for championship leader Max Verstappen. Robert Schwartzman will also be taking Carlos Sainz' seat in FP1. If you want to read more about the individual drivers and teams, click here!

 

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Zandvoort Schedule (BST)

About The Track

Free Practice Updates

Qualifying Updates

Pre-Race Penalties

The Race

Any Other News

Championship Standings

 

Zandvoort Schedule (BST):


Friday 25th August:

Free Practice 1: 11:30-12:30

Free Practice 2: 15:00-16:00


Saturday 26th August:

Free Practice 3: 10:30-11:30

Qualifying: 14:00-15:00


Sunday 27th August:

The Race: 14:00

 

About The Track:

  • The first Grand Prix to be held here was in 1952.

  • The circuit has 2 DRS zones. The first is between Turns 9 and 10; the second is between Turns 12 and 13.

  • The race will have 72 laps of the 4.259km circuit.

  • The lap record was set by Lewis Hamilton in 2021 at 1:11.097.

  • One of the defining features of the circuit is its elevation changes. The track winds through the dunes, creating challenging uphill and downhill sections that demand precise driving.

  • In line with modern sustainability trends, Circuit Zandvoort has undertaken initiatives to minimize its environmental impact. These efforts include renewable energy sources, waste reduction, and eco-friendly facilities.

 

Free Practice Updates:


Free Practice 1:


Times By Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P15. 1:13.448. Completed 30 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P17. 1:13.826. Completed 20 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P9. 1:12.749. Completed 21 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P13. 1:12.990. Completed 26 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P10. 1:12.802. Completed 29 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P12. 1:12.895. Completed 30 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P2. 1:12.130. Completed 22 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: No Time Set.


Ferrari

  • Robert Schwartzman: P19. 1:14.803. Completed 25 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P16. 1:13.519. Completed 26 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P14. 1:13.322. Completed 30 laps.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P18. 1:14.023. Completed 13 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P6. 1:12.460. Completed 22 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P8. 1:12.658. Completed 21 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P3. 1:12.225. Completed 24 laps.

  • George Russell: P11. 1:12.813. Completed 23 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. 1:11.852. Completed 31 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P4. 1:12.3223. Completed 27 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P5. 1:12.447. Completed 25 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant: P7. 1:12.617. Completed 30 laps.


Overall Results of FP1 -

Position

Driver

Team

Gap

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:11.852

2

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

+0.278

3

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.373

4

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.471

5

Alex Albon

Williams

+0.595

6

Lando Norris

McLaren

+0.608

7

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+0.765

8

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

+0.806

9

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+0.897

10

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+0.950

11

George Russell

Mercedes

+0.961

12

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

+1.043

13

Daniel Ricciardo

AlphaTauri

+1.138

14

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.470

15

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1.596

16

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+1.667

17

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+1.974

18

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+2.171

19

Robert Schwartzman

Ferrari

+2.951

Free Practice 2:


Times By Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P9. 1:11.857. Completed 30 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P15. 1:12.074. Completed 29 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P5. 1:11.720. Completed 30 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P20. 1:13.096. Completed 7 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P13. 1:12.001. Completed 29 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P6. 1:11.766. Completed 29 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P10. 1:11.863. Completed 30 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P8. 1:11.835, Completed 30 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P16. 1:12.093. Completed 30 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P11. 1:11.915. Completed 29 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P17. 1:12.404. Completed 27 laps.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P18. 1:12.693. Completed 30 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P1. 1:11.330. Completed 29 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P19. 1:12.901. Completed 6 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P4. 1:11.638. Completed 26 laps.

  • George Russell: P14. 1:12.009. Completed 27 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P2. 1:11.353. Completed 25 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P7. 1:11.817. Completed 28 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P3. 1:11.599. Completed 30 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant: P12. 1:11.934. Completed 31 laps.


Overall Result of FP2 -

Position

Driver

Team

Gap

1

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:11.330

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+0.023

3

Alex Albon

Williams

+0.269

4

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.398

5

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+0.390

6

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

+0.436

7

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.487

8

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+0.505

9

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+0.527

10

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

+0.533

11

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.585

12

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+0.604

13

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+0.671

14

George Russell

Mercedes

+0.679

15

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+0.744

16

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+0.763

17

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.074

18

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+1.363

19

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

+1.571

20

Daniel Ricciardo

AlphaTauri

+1.766

Free Practice 3:


Times By Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P8. 1:22.965. Completed 25 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P19. 1:28.482. Completed 9 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P13. 1:23.544. Completed 18 laps.

  • Liam Lawson: P18. 1:26.343. Completed 26 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P16. 1:23.806. Completed 12 laps.

  • Pierre Gasly: P11. 1:23.210. Completed 15 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P4. 1:22.634. Completed 14 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P17. 1:24.058. Completed 15 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P12. 1:23.438. Completed 17 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P9. 1:23.093. Completed 12 laps.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: No Time Set.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P15. 1:23.640. Completed 20 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P10. 1:23.158. Completed 24 laps.

  • Oscar Piastri: P7. 1:22.892. Completed 20 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P5. 1:22.723. Completed 18 laps.

  • George Russell: P2. 1:22.010. Completed 18 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. 1:21.631. Completed 18 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P3. 1:22.631. COmpleted 18 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P6. 1:22.750. Completed 19 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant: P14. 1:23.570. Completed 20 laps.


Overall Results of FP3 -

Position

Driver

Team

Gap

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:21.631

2

George Russell

Mercedes

+0.379

3

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+1.000

4

Fernando Alonso

ASton Martin

+1.003

5

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+1.092

6

Alex Albon

Williams

+1.119

7

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

+1.261

8

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1.334

9

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+1.462

10

Lando Norris

McLaren

+1.527

11

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

+1.579

12

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+1.807

13

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+1.913

14

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+1.939

15

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+2.009

16

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+2.175

17

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+2.427

18

Liam Lawson

AlphaTauri

+4.712

19

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+6.851

 

Qualifying Updates:


Eliminated in Q1 -

Liam Lawson

Valtteri Bottas

Kevin Magnussen

Esteban Ocon

Zhou Guanyu


Eliminated in Q2 -

Nico Hulkenberg

Yuki Tsunoda

Lewis Hamilton

Pierre Gasly

Lance Stroll


Through to Q3 -

Logan Sargeant

Charles Leclerc

Oscar Piastri

Sergio Perez

Carlos Sainz

Fernando Alonso

Alex Albon

George Russell

Lando Norris

Max Verstappen


OVERALL RESULT OF QUALIFYING:

*this does not take into account any penalties, final starting grid can be found under 'The Race' section*


The time listed shows the driver's fastest qualifying lap for their respective final qualifying sessions. Blue is for Q3, red is for Q2, and no background colour is Q1. For the driver's times for Q1, Q2, Q3, see below in 'Qualifying Results by Team'.

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:10.567

2

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:11.104

3

George Russell

Mercedes

1:11.294

4

Alex Albon

Williams

1:11.419

5

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

1:11.506

6

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:11.754

7

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:11.880

8

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

1:11.938

9

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:12.665

10

Logan Sargeant

Williams

1:16.748

11

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:20.121

12

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

1:20.138

13

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:20.151

14

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

1:20.230

15

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

1:20.250

16

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:22.067

17

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:22.110

18

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:22.192

19

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:22.260

20

Liam Lawson

AlphaTauri

1:23.420

Qualifying Results By Team -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P19. Q1 = 1:22.260.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P16. Q1 = 1:22.067.


AlphaTauri

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P14. Q1 = 1:21.781. Q2 = 1:20.230.

  • Liam Lawson: P20. Q1 = 1:23.420.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P17. Q1 = 1:22.110.

  • Pierre Gasly: P12. Q1 = 1:21.735. Q2 = 1:20.128.


Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso: P5. Q1 = 1:21.840. Q2 = 1:19.429. Q3 = 1:11.506.

  • Lance Stroll: P11. Q1 = 1:21.570. Q2 = 1:20.121.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P6. Q1 = 1:21.321. Q2 = 1:19.929. Q3 = 1:11.754.

  • Charles Leclerc: P9. Q1 = 1:22.019. Q2 = 1:19.600. Q3 = 1:12.665.


Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen: P18. Q1 = 1:22.192.

  • Nico Hulkenberg: P15. Q1 = 1:21.891. Q2 = 1:20.250.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P2. Q1 = 1:21.276. Q2 = 1:19.769. Q3 = 1:11.104.

  • Oscar Piastri: P8. Q1 = 1:21.231. Q2 = 1:19.392. Q3 = 1:11.938.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P13. Q1 = 1:21.919. Q2 = 1:20.151.

  • George Russell: P3. Q1 = 1:21.345. Q2 = 1:19.620. Q3 = 1:11.294.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. Q1 = 1:20.965. Q2 = 1:18.856. Q3 = 1:10.567.

  • Sergio Perez: P7. Q1 = 1:21.972. Q2 = 1:19.856. Q3 = 1:11.880.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P4. Q1 = 1:20.939. Q2 = 1:19.399. Q3 = 1:11.419.

  • Logan Sargeant: P10. Q1 = 1:22.036. Q2 = 1:20.067. Q3 = 1:16.748.

 

Pre-Race Penalties:

  • Tsunoda has a 3 place grid drop penalty for impeding during qualifying.

  • Magnussen has to start from the pit lane after changing multiple PU components.

 

The Race:


Starting Grid -

Position

Driver

Team

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

2

Lando Norris

McLaren

3

George Russell

Mercedes

4

Alex Albon

Williams

5

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

6

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

7

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

8

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

9

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

10

Logan Sargeant

Williams

11

Lance Stroll

ASton Martin

12

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

13

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

14

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

15

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

16

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

17

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTAuri

18

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

19

Liam Lawson

AlphaTauri

PITS

Kevin Magnusen

Haas

Race Results -

Position

Driver

Team

Gap

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

2

Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin

+3.744

3

Pierre Gasly

Alpine

+7.058

4

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+10.068

5

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+12.541

6

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+13.209

7

Lando Norris

McLaren

+13.232

8

Alex Albon

Williams

+15.155

9

Oscar Piastri

McLaren

+16.580

10

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+18.346

11

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+20.087

12

Nico Hulkenberg

Haas

+20.840

13

Liam Lawson

AlphaTauri

+26.147

14

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+27.388

15

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+29.893

16

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+31.410

17

George Russell

Mercedes

+55.754

DNFs -

Zhou Guanyu

Charles Leclerc

Logan Sargeant


Fastest Lap -

Fernando Alonso with 1:13.837


Driver of the Day -

Fernando Alonso

 

Any Other News:

  • 25/08/23: Due to breaking his wrist during his crash in FP2, Daniel Ricciardo will not compete for the rest of the Dutch GP. Liam Lawson will make his F1 debut as Ricciardo's stand in.


 

Championship Standings:


World Constructor Championship -

Position

Team

Points

Gap

1

Red Bull

540

2

Mercedes

255

-285

3

Aston Martin

215

-40

4

Ferrari

201

-14

5

McLaren

111

-90

6

Alpine

73

-38

7

Williams

15

-58

8

Haas

11

-4

9

Alfa Romeo

9

-2

10

AlphaTauri

3

-6

World Driver Championship -

Position

Driver

Points

Gap

1

Max Verstappen

339

2

Sergio Perez

201

-138

3

Fernando Alonso

168

-33

4

Lewis Hamilton

156

-22

5

Carlos Sainz

102

-54

6

Charles Leclerc

99

-3

7

George Russell

99

-0

8

Lando Norris

75

-24

9

Lance Stroll

47

-28

10

Pierre Gasly

37

-10

11

Esteban Ocon

36

-1

12

Oscar Piastri

36

-0

13

Alex Albon

15

-21

14

Nico Hulkenberg

9

-6

15

Valtteri Bottas

5

-4

16

Zhou Guanyu

4

-1

17

Yuki Tsunoda

3

-1

18

Kevin Magnussen

2

-1

19

Logan Sargeant

0

-2

20

Nyck De Vries

0

-0

21

Daniel Ricciardo

0

-0

22

Liam Lawson

0

-0


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