After a dramatic Belgian GP last weekend and an angry one Lewis Hamilton, we’re on our way to Grand Prix of Holland this Sunday September 5th. The event takes place in Zandvoort race track, North Holland in the Netherlands and promises to be just as spectacular as you can expect.
The rivalry between Hamilton and Max Verstappen reaches a breaking point with the two drivers who now both have almost neck and neck odds to win the upcoming GP. Verstappen secured a dramatic victory in the Belgian race that had to be abandoned and turned out to be the shortest in the history of the sport, causing Hamilton a public stir.
Regardless, Hamilton has the most points this season with a total of 202.5 against Verstappens 199.5. While Hamilton did better overall, Verstappen won most of the races. Is Hamilton losing its edge? Hardly, but he is faced with fearsome competition from Verstappen.
Chances of winning the Dutch Grand Prix 2021
When and where will the Dutch Grand Prix 2021 take place?
- date: Sunday September 5th
- Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Circuit Zandvoort, North Holland, Netherlands
- Regard: ESPN
The Dutch GP will take place this Sunday, September 5th at 10:00 ET at Circuit Zandvoort in North Holland, the Netherlands. You can follow the race on ESPN.
Max Verstappen drives on home soil
The Dutchman is a few points behind Hamilton, but he has the home advantage. Verstappen learned to drive in the country and has repeatedly refined his skills on some of the most ambitious racetracks there.
His win last week is definitely a big help to his goal of securing the F1 title this year, but he still has to think of Hamilton who will do his best to compete. Last week’s win was described as “farcical” by many, who were disappointed that the race had to be canceled after eight minutes.
Regardless, Verstappen will try to close this 3-point difference between himself and Hamilton. Hamilton is sure to still hurt from the Belgian GP so he wants to make sure there isn’t a re-run scenario.
After all, the Belgian GP gave Verstappen a solid boost in the standings and closed the gap between the two even further. There will certainly be some challenges to overcome here, but our choice is still with Verstappen.
Encouraged by his last, somewhat daring victory, Max is racing for another win. Even if the odds don’t mean much here, considering Hamilton and Bottas, we’re pretty confident that the Dutchman will turn the home advantage into a win.