Vettel Takes Second Win of 2021 at the Dutch Grand Prix

Qualifying:

Pos#DriverConstructorQ1Q2Diff.
118Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:21.3321:21.382
247Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:21.6451:21.559+0.267
36Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota1:21.8701:21.776+0.444
439Sho TsuboiBR Mansell-Toyota1:22.0041:21.947+0.615
564Dave CassidyFerrari1:21.9951:22.236+0.623
657Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1:22.0321:22.136+0.700
733Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari1:22.2641:22.092+0.760
823Alexander AlbonFerrari1:22.3171:22.167+0.835
994Pascal WehrleinPrecision-Mercedes1:22.2551:22.249+0.917
107Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes1:22.5881:22.261+0.929
1126Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari1:22.3891:22.495+1.057
1270Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Ferrari1:22.6591:22.567+1.235
1329Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari1:22.6081:22.572+1.240
1431Esteban OconFAST-Mercedes1:22.7451:22.946+1.413
1577Valtteri BottasToyota1:23.1501:23.007+1.675
1613Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:23.1891:23.151+1.819
1737Einar ÁrmannssonToyota1:24.3281:23.404+2.072
1884Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1:24.0191:23.979+2.647
1973Daniel MelroseCalinetic-Judd1:24.1911:24.247+2.859
2023Jules BianchiCalinetic-Judd1:24.2441:24.474+2.912
214Robin FrijnsLoonmotor-Judd1:24.6831:24.864+3.351
2255Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes1:25.2861:24.852+3.520
2399Antonio GiovinazziDawson-Mercedes1:25.2751:25.036+3.704
2498Bradley DagnallLoonmotor-JuddNo Time1:25.523+4.191

Report:

Sho Tsuboi was the only driver who was even remotely able to annoy a dominant Sebastian Vettel.

 

Caterham’s Bahrain upgrade had the misfortune of not being able to expand its full potential yet because of the high-power tracks F1 visited in the last weeks. The Circuit Zandvoort, on the other hand, is a place where grip is king and thus Caterham was king.

Well, to be more precise: Sebastian Vettel was king. After Sho Tsuboi annoyed him in the first laps, Vettel took the lead and ran away to the flag. Lando Norris, unfortunately, made a race-ending error that will cost him in both the title race and the intra-team battle.

Third place went to Dean Stoneman, who had yet another great drive to add to his collection. Precision clearly made the right choice in hiring him. Max Verstappen pleased the local fans by coming home in fourth place, the best position of his Red Bull career so far.

Williams were also strong, both drivers scoring; especially Kirchhöfer looking like he never left Williams. This contrasts Toyota, who had their temporary replacement Ármannsson crash into Bottas, who retired in the final stages of the Grand Prix, giving Calinetic P11.

Race:

Pos#DriverConstructorTime/RetiredPoints
118Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd61:17.58915
239Sho TsuboiMansell-Mercedes+23.89812
357Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes+24.55210
433Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari+37.7298
523Alexander AlbonFerrari+40.3806
66Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota+41.0895
770Marvin KirchhöferWilliams-Ferrari+50.4304
826Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari+56.0863
929Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari+62.5502
1013Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd+77.4521
1123Jules BianchiCalinetic-Judd1 Lap0
1285Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1 Lap0
1355Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes1 Lap0
1499Antonio GiovinazziDawson-Judd1 Lap0
1598Bradley DagnallLoonmotor-Judd2 Laps0
1677Valtteri BottasToyotaTransmission0
DNF64Dave CassidyFerrariCollision0
DNF73Daniel MelroseCalinetic-JuddAccident0
DNF37Einar ÁrmannssonToyotaCollision0
DNF7Charles LeclercFAST-MercedesTransmission0
DNF19Robin FrijnsLoonmotor-JuddSuspension0
DNF94Pascal WehrleinPrecision-MercedesTransmission0
DNF47Lando NorrisCaterham-JuddAccident0
DNF14Esteban OconFAST-MercedesAccident0

Fastest Lap:

Artem Markelov – 1:23.362

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Marvin Kirchhöfer -it is like he was never away from F1 in the first place.

Reject Of The Race:

Dave Cassidy – a man in his position and with this wage cannot afford the mistakes he made.