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Max Verstappen wins the Dutch Grand Prix for the second year running

Classification 1 4 September 2022 1:15.061 PlanetF1 (@Planet_F1) is on Twitter. Read our complete coverage of the Dutch Grand Prix. Mercedes is leading for the first time in a long time, with Verstappen close behind. #DutchGP #F1 https://twitter.com/AfG8X9ZtI5 Lance Stroll and Esteban Ocon made strong starts, climbing two and three places into the top ten, respectively. Red Bull Max Verstappen Despite starting second, the Monegasque driver was still five seconds behind Verstappen after the first round of pit stops. Verstappen started from pole position and made an excellent start, with the only drama coming from a minor collision between Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton as they battled for third place. To the delight of the orange-clad Zandvoort crowd, Max Verstappen won the Dutch Grand Prix for the second year in a row, taking another big step towards a second World Championship. +4.071 George Russell Mercedes Mercedes +13.016 Lewis Hamilton 4 However, on lap 55, with 17 laps remaining, Valtteri Bottas’ Alfa Romeo stalled at the end of the main straight due to an engine problem, bringing out the Safety Car. Sainz’s chances of finishing on the podium were harmed by a slow 12-second first pit-stop on lap 15, after which Ferrari did a much better job changing Charles Leclerc’s tyres. +10.929 Charles Leclerc Ferrari Red Bull 5 Sergio Perez +18.168 Hamilton did not pit, but Verstappen and Russell did, with the Red Bull driver getting past the medium-shod Mercedes into Turn 1 on the race restart – an advantage he maintained until the end. Aston Martin Lance Stroll +22.459 +27.009 11 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +30.390 Alex Albon Williams 9 Esteban Ocon Alpin +21.117 8 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +20.916 Alfa Romeo 16 Zhou Guanyu +37.320 +36.869 Kevin Magnussen Haas 18 18 Nicholas Latifi Williams + 1 lap Rtd 17 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +37.764 Alfa Romeo Rtd Valtteri Bottas Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Russell and Leclerc both passed Hamilton to round out the podium. McLaren Lando Norris +19.306 +18.754 Fernando Alonso Alpine +32.995 Mick Schumacher Haas Aston Martin +36.007 Sebastian Vettel 14