Verstappen masters Dutch chaos for record-equalling ninth straight win
August 27, 2023 10:15 PM
Max Verstappen savoured a "special" home win in a chaotic, deluge-hit and red-flagged Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday to match Sebastian Vettel's record run of nine consecutive victories.
Fernando Alonso for Aston Martin took second with Alpine's Pierre Gasly completing the podium at Zandvoort.
"Fantastic job, the weather didn't make it easy for us," said Red Bull's double world champion.
The home favourite's 11th success from the 13 races staged this season extended his lead to 138 points in the championship over teammate Sergio Perez, who finished fourth.
"I'm incredibly proud, I had goose bumps with the national anthem playing at the start.
"Even with all the bad weather and the rain the fans were still going at it, so an incredible atmosphere," said Verstappen, to roars of delight from his orange army of fans.