Max Verstappen wins the Dutch Grand Prix to extend title lead

The Red Bull driver overtook Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes following a brief safety-car period to win his 10th of 15 races this year and increase his lead to 109 points.

Mercedes neglected to replace Hamilton’s tires during the caution period, leaving him furious.

Due to his exposed position, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and teammate George Russell were able to overtake him and claim the remaining podium spots following the restart.

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With roughly 20 laps remaining, Hamilton temporarily had small chances of winning. Still, those dreams quickly vanished in a scenario that was very identical to how he lost his ninth world championship in Abu Dhabi the previous year.

He maintained fourth place in front of Lando Norris’ McLaren, Fernando Alonso’s Alpine, and Sergio Perez of Red Bull.

Carlos Sainz, a Ferrari driver who was fifth on the road, was dropped to eighth after receiving a five-second penalty for an improper pit stop release.