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Dutch media praise Verstappen: 'Alonso got spin'

Dutch media praise Verstappen: 'Alonso got spin'

29 May - 09:43


The Dutch media were unanimous in their assessment: Max Verstappen showed his superiority in Monaco. The win through the streets of Monte Carlo marked his fourth of the season and 'a huge advance on his third world title' was taken. A summary of the reactions in the Dutch media.


Aston Martin (read: Fernando Alonso) was expected to have a serious chance of victory in Monaco beforehand, the AD pointed out. "After all, the circuit didn't suit the Red Bull very well and he himself thought he could do well there. But he got a double whammy from Max Verstappen. The Dutchman already magisterially kept him off pole position on Saturday, then a day later he raced out of sight of the Spaniard." The newspaper believes no one can keep Verstappen from the world title: "It was a signal. Not only to the Spaniard from Aston Martin, but also to Ferrari, Mercedes as well as his own teammate Sergio Pérez."


The website Nu.nl concluded that Max Verstappen kept his cool in Monaco, despite the wet conditions in the latter part of the Grand Prix. Until the moment of rain, the race "rippled along", the medium stated. When the drops came down, Verstappen changed to intermediates, while Alonso changed to new slicks. "That was a mistake by Aston Martin, which caused the Spaniard to immediately lose the connection with Verstappen," it said.

Nu.nl also (briefly) featured Nyck de Vries. "The Dutchman drove an otherwise solid but rather colourless race that seemed to earn him 13th place. In the closing stages, however, teammate Yuki Tsunoda made a mistake, leaving De Vries 12th. That was also where he started."


State broadcaster NOS was also present in Monaco and saw Verstappen dominate. The NOS website saw that Verstappen too was struggling in the suddenly wet conditions. "The rain did not persist and when the track dried, Verstappen's fourth win of the season was no longer in danger." For teammate Sergio Perez, it was "a race toforget". The NOS wrote: "Perez sees himself as a serious candidate to win the World Championship, but that ambition suffered a major dent this weekend."