Grand Prix

Dutch Grand Prix

Circuit length
4.259 km
rounds count
fastest lap

Formula 1 Dutch GP

After 36 years, the Dutch Grand Prix returned to the Formula 1 calendar! After years of absence, Liberty Media could no longer ignore the demand for a GP on Dutch soil because of the gigantic Orange Legion in support of Max Verstappen. The dunes of Zandvoort formed the battleground for the home race of Max Verstappen for the first time in September 2021 and it remains on the schedule for the 2022 season. 

F1 Standings

1VERMax VerstappenRed Bull Racing721:15.061-
2RUSGeorge RussellMercedes AMG F1 team72+4.071-
3LECCharles LeclercFerrari72+10.929-
4HAMLewis HamiltonMercedes AMG F1 team72+13.016-
5PERSergio PerezRed Bull Racing72+18.168-
6ALOFernando AlonsoAlpine F1 team72+18.754-
7NORLando NorrisMcLaren72+19.306-
8SAICarlos SainzFerrari72+20.916-
9OCOEsteban OconAlpine F1 team72+21.117-
10STRLance StrollAston Martin F1 team72+22.459-
11GASPierre GaslyScuderia AlphaTauri72+27.009-
12ALBAlex AlbonWilliams72+30.390-
13SCHMick SchumacherHaas F172+32.995-
14VETSebastian VettelAston Martin F1 team72+36.007-
15MAGKevin MagnussenHaas F172+36.869-
16ZHOGuanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo F1 team72+37.320-
17RICDaniel RicciardoMcLaren72+37.764-
18LATNicholas LatifiWilliams71+1LAP-
19TSUYuki TsunodaScuderia AlphaTauri43+28LAPS-
20BOTValtteri BottasAlfa Romeo F1 team53+1LAP-

The Dutch Grand Prix in 2021

With more than four kilometres of corners and a small straight at the start/finish, the Zandvoort circuit will be a major challenge for drivers and mechanics. Cars with enough downforce will feel like a fish in water on the track in the dunes. The only question is whether drivers will also be: an almost unknown job for everyone!

In 1985 the last edition of the Dutch Grand Prix was held at Zandvoort, with racing legend Niki Lauda as the last winner on Dutch soil. That season, Alain Prost came in second and Ayrton Senna completed the podium: three racing legends pushing each other to the limit on the technical track.

2021 saw the battle between new-generation drivers, with Red Bull Racing and Mercedes as front-runners. There was already experience with the drivers of those teams at Zandvoort. Hamilton, Verstappen and Bottas have already driven on this track in the Masters of Formula 3 in the past. Of course in completely different cars than the current F1 cars.

What does the race weekend of the Dutch Grand Prix look like?

The first two free practice sessions are scheduled for Friday 2 September. FP1 will start at 1:00pm UK time and FP2 at 16:00. A day later, on Saturday 3 September, FP3 and qualifying are scheduled. They start at 12:00 and 15:00 respectively. This is followed by the Dutch Grand Prix itself on Sunday 4 September. It starts at the same time as the other European races.

What time does the Dutch Grand Prix start?

Like all other GPs on the calendar, the Grand Prix of the Netherlands can be followed live in the live blog from one hour before the start of the session. The start time of the Dutch Grand Prix is ​​at 2:00 PM UK time and the race can also be followed live on your local TV option.