Max Verstappen was the big hero on Sunday afternoon on and around Circuit Zandvoort. The Dutchman won his home Grand Prix and afterwards a big party broke loose. A dream weekend, that’s how Max summed it up.
The pressure on Max Verstappen’s shoulders was enormous during the Dutch Grand Prix weekend, but the Red Bull driver handled it great. He rode almost unthreatened to victory at Circuit Zandvoort, where he managed to keep the unleashed Lewis Hamilton behind.
It was already his sixteenth F1 victory, but perhaps one of his most beautiful. He took the win in front of a swirling orange sea of fans. The Dutchman is enthusiastic about the three-day event and praises the organization. “I think they did very well here,” he is quoted by De Telegraaf .
“I think that in the Netherlands we are good at organizing big events anyway. But when you see it here, with limited entrances and the number of cars, they solved it super. And of course the weather was also great,” she enjoys. the Red Bull driver, who tried to focus on his race all weekend.
“It’s great what has happened here, but you have to deal with it professionally as a driver. The pressure is high, but I can’t do more than my best. I have to focus on what I have to do in the car. That works fine. No, it doesn’t feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I enjoyed it all weekend. It was already great, and it was great that we were able to win the race.”
Verstappen thoroughly enjoyed the party that erupted after the race. Or yes, went on, because all weekend it was a big positive chaos. “What a madhouse,” he laughs. “Beautiful to see. For the people it is complete with this conclusion of the race. A weekend to dream of. What a super atmosphere. Hopefully we can experience that for years to come.”
He can’t party for long himself, because the next race will be waiting in a week. “I’m taking it easy. That is also necessary, because Monza is becoming very important again. I hope that people will be drinking alcohol-free beers when they go home I’m going to rest at home and bore my cats,” he concludes with a big smile.