After a rain marred Belgian GP, following a two lap run behind the Safety car, action now shifts to the Dutch GP, which is making its Formual One return after 36 years. The Dutch GP could not make a return in 2020 initially due to Covid- 19 pandemic and now the event is being held in 2021. The race is the home race for the Red Bull Driver and Championship competitor Max Verstappen.
Having led the Championship for most of the early season in 2021, Verstappen would have his eyes set on his home race to recover the 3 points deficit against Lewis Hamilton. After their infamous touch at British GP, due to which Verstappen crashed in the barriers, no wheel to wheel racing has happened between the duo. But with high voltage racing environment at Netherlands, wheel to wheel racing could be on the cards.
What is the venue of Dutch Grand Prix 2021?
The Dutch Grand Prix will be held at the Circuit Zandvoort, which is a fast-paced track and the average speed on it is very high. The track is 4.259 Kms long and will display 72 laps in the main race. The newly introduced banked curves make the circuit unique.
What is the schedule for Dutch GP
Friday, September 3
Free Practice One: 3:00 PM IST to 4:00 PM IST
Free Practice Two: 6:30 PM IST to 7:30 PM IST
Saturday, September 4
Free Practice 3: 3:30 PM IST to 4:30 PM IST
Qualifying: 6:30 PM IST to 7:30 PM IST
Sunday, September 5
Main Race: 6:30 PM IST to 8:30 PM IST
What is the weather forecast for Dutch GP 2021?
The weather conditions at the Dutch GP will surely please the spectators who want to see the full action. On Day 1, conditions would be cloudy with low level clouds. Maximum temperature is expected to be 18 Celsius with 0% chance of rain.
Day 2 will be cloudy in the morning but will be mostly sunny by the afternoon. Temperature is expected to be 19 Celsius with no chance of rain
Day 3 will be mostly sunny. The maximum temperature could rise up to 21 Celsius with 0% chance of rain.
Where to Live Stream Dutch GP 2021?
The Indian fans can catch the action on Star Sports Select SD and its HD channel. Those who don’t have access to the channel can watch the race on Disney+ Hotstar.
Who won the Dutch GP last year?
The Dutch GP was scheduled to return to the Zandvoort but got cancelled due to Covid- 19 pandemic in 2020.
Lewis Hamilton- 202.5
Max Verstappen- 199.5
Lando Norris- 113
Valtteri Bottas- 108
Sergio Perez- 104
Red Bull- 303.5