F1 Dutch GP Live Commentary and Updates - Race day
By: Jake Boxall-Legge, Haydn Cobb, Tom Howard
09:51 Thanks everyone for tuning in - we'll be back once again for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza! Have a pleasant afternoon!
09:50 And here's the report of the Dutch GP: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/verstappen-takes-home-win-at-dutch-gp/6661121/
09:48 If Nicholas Latifi eventually wins a race at Montreal, F1 HAS to rope Alanis Morrisette into proceedings somehow.
09:47 Dispensing with the usual podium traditions, Davina Michelle gets an encore to sing the national anthem again.
09:44 Verstappen is soaking up the adulation like a sponge, basking in the delight of the home crowd. It was only going to go one way today, really.
09:41 Ex-F1 driver and sex toy entrepreneur Robert Doornbos is handling the post-race interviews.
09:40 Naturally, Verstappen is back in control of the drivers' standings now.
09:37 There's orange smoke absolutely everywhere as the flares are let off. The home fans are reasonably pleased, let's say.
09:36 Leclerc is fifth, ahead of Alonso, Sainz, Perez, Ocon and Norris.
09:35 Bottas completes the podium after his, ahem, fastest lap attempt, finishing ahead of Gasly, who keeps fourth with a sterling drive.
09:34 Hamilton DOES get the fastest lap, a 1m11.097s, as he takes a conciliatory second place.
09:34 And Alonso gets by Sainz on the final lap to take P6!
09:34 The crowd goes ABSOLUTELY wild, as Max Verstappen wins the Dutch Grand Prix!
09:33 Perez is up to P8, getting by Ocon late in this race. After the start he made to this race that is a solid recovery by the Mexican.
09:32 Hamilton gets soft tyres now for an attempt at the fastest lap. This seems...unnecessary, given it was Hamilton's point anyway.
09:32 Russell also pits late on, which at least allows him to serve his earlier five-second time penalty for speeding in the pitlane, which sees the Williams driver drop to P15.
09:31 Bottas does set the fastest lap, however, a 1m12.549s. He was told to abort it, he doesn't, and now he's going to be in trouble...
09:30 "We're not going for fastest," Bottas is told. "Why did we stop," Bottas asks, and is told it was precautionary and totally not to build a gap for Hamilton to stop in.
09:28 Bottas comes in for a second stop, for some reason. Hamilton has the fastest lap at the moment, and Mercedes won't be too willing to let Bottas take it...will they?