By Ana Chauhan, Staff Editor, The Pawprint
Max Verstappen regained the lead in the Formula One Championship as he won the Grand Prix in Zandvoort.
The Red Bull driver started the race in pole position and finished more than 20 seconds ahead of rival Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate, Valterri Bottas, was also on the podium in third place.
It was the first time an F1 Grand Prix was held in the Netherlands since 1985, making Verstappen the first driver to win a race there in 36 years. Similarly, Verstappen is now the only dutch driver to have won on home soil.
The excited Dutch fans were definitely not unnoticed, with many drivers stating that the orange flares that were set from the Grandstand compromised their view.
The Royal Family was also present. King Willem-Alexander and his family were pictured getting a private tour of the Red Bull garage by Verstappen.