F1 Dutch Grand Prix LIVE: Stream, TV channel as Verstappen starts on POLE, race build-up underway – latest results

MAX VERSTAPPEN starts on pole in his home Grand Prix today.

The Dutch star goes from the front of the grid after topping qualifying, with rival Lewis Hamilton second for the big race.

  • Race start time: 2pm BST
  • TV/Live stream: Sky Sports F1/NOW TV

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  • The Sun

    THUMBS UP

    It was all smiles and hugs from the drivers in qualifying but today is race day and it's time to get your game face on.

    These two drivers know well that a win for either of them could give them a real advantage as we get into the second half of the season and Verstappen will be desperate to win on home soil.

    Hamilton, however, will do his upmost to spoil the party. This could be some race…

  • The Sun

    PLAYING CATCH UP

    Fan favourite Charles Leclerc had a superb British Grand Prix at Silverstone back in July finishing second behind Lewis Hamilton, his first podium since finishing third in the same race the previous season.

    That's as good as it's got for Leclerc so far this year, however, after finishing in fourth place an agonising three times this season already.

    The 23-year-old Monaco native finds himself in seventh place in the Drivers Championship, just one and a half points behind teammate Carlos Sainz, but starts on P5 today and will be pushing for as many points as possible.

    The young driver will be hoping for another podium in the next few races to keep his confidence up and today could well be the day for Leclerc.

  • The Sun

    COMING INTO FORM

    Pierre Gasly will start in P4 for AlphaTauri today and seems to be getting better and more confident as the season goes on.

    Despite winning the Italian Grand Prix last season, the Frenchman had a difficult first season for AlphaTauri, ultimately finishing 10th in the Drivers Championship standings.

    He currently sits in 9th this season, narrowly behind McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo in 8th, but could leapfrog the Australian with a strong performance today.

    The 25-year-old will hope to prove critics wrong by getting a first podium of the season today and could find himself in amongst the points if he plays his cards right.

  • The Sun

    HOME STRAIGHT

    Max Verstappen starts on pole today in his home race after a thrilling qualifying session in which he narrowly edged Lewis Hamilton to the top spot.

    The Dutchman will hope home advantage can get him over the line as he breathes down Lewis Hamilton's neck in the Drivers' Championship standings.

    There's currently just three points in it as Hamilton sits on 203.5 with Verstappen just behind on 199.5.

    Neither driver will be happy with anything less than a win in Zandvoort today, knowing this race could be a crucial moment in the overall F1 season.

  • Ben Hunt

    VERSTAPPEN GETS POLE – BUT ONLY JUST

    Hamilton is just 0.038 seconds behind the Red Bull man. Super close but Verstappen is on pole.

    Hamilton will start second. Bottas in third. Gasly in fourth.

    It is going to be an exciting start and some 72 laps tomorrow!

  • Ben Hunt

    FINAL RUNS FOR GRID PLACES

    Can anyone beat Max?

  • Ben Hunt

    VERSTAPPEN TAKES PROVISIONAL POLE -THEN GOES EVEN QUICKER

    He is into the 1:08s as he sets the benchmark. Two belting laps from the Red Bull man while Hamilton's best crack is only good enough for third.

    Six minutes still to run in this session and it is Verstappen, Bottas, Hamilton.

  • Ben Hunt

    Q3 IS GO – AFTER A SHORT DELAY THE TOP 10 SHOOT OUT IS UNDERWAY

    Verstappen vrs Hamilton. This could be a tasty one. All been advantage Verstappen.

    However, he is on his own in this session, as his teammate Sergio Perez is out. Hamilton, however, can rely on Bottas to give him some help.

  • Ben Hunt

    THIS TRACK IS CERATINLY PROVING TRICKY

    Plenty of red flags over the two days so far. And still time for more drama. Q3 set to start in five minutes.

  • Ben Hunt

    SESSION ENDED – LATIFI'S CRASH BRINGS AN EARLY END TO THE SESSION THAT WILL NOT BE RESTARTED

    It means that Tsunoda, Latifi, Norris, Stroll and Russell are all eliminated.

  • Ben Hunt

    RED FLAG – LATIFI CRASHES OUT

    This time is it Russell's teammate, Nicholas Latifi who crashes. That's a hefty slam into the barrier at Turn 8. He is OK, but winded.

  • Ben Hunt

    GREEN LIGHT – FINAL FEW MINUTES

    This is going to be a hectic end to Q2.

  • Ben Hunt

    3 MINUTES AND 54 SECONDS REMAINING

    It means that Williams can quickly patch up Russell's car and get him out for another crack of reaching the top 10.

  • Ben Hunt

    RED FLAG – GEORGE RUSSELL HAS A SPIN AND IS IN THE BARRIER

    He's OK, has the car going again and is heading back to the pitlane. He pushed it too hard on the final corner and lost control.

    That's a shame as he was going along nicely on that lap.

  • Ben Hunt

    VERSTAPPEN TOPS P2

    Hamilton and Bottas cannot better his time as it stands. Giovinazzi in P4, Russell in fifth.

  • Ben Hunt

    MAZEPIN COULD BE IN HOT WATER

    Not that it will help out Vettel, who is out in Q1.

  • Ben Hunt

    LANDO NORRIS SCRAPES IN BUT PEREZ IS OUT

    That is a blow to Red Bull as Perez is eliminated at the first hurdle. He is down in 16th place.

    That is simply not good enough from the Mexican or indeed Red Bull.

    Vettel is also out after nearly getting taken out but the Haas of Nikita Mazepin.

    Stewards will be looking at that incident after the session. However, it means that Norris is into Q2 – but only just.

  • Ben Hunt

    RUSSELL IS ON A FLYER

    He goes fifth quickest in a Williams. Following on from his excellent result at Spa, the Brit delivers another performance that underlines just why he's being picked to replace Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes next season.

  • Ben Hunt

    SAINZ IS OUT

    The Ferrari man is out on track. That is a cracking re-build by his Ferrari team. He is out on track with a little under seven minutes remaining of Q1.

  • Ben Hunt

    THERE IS A BIG ROAR FROM THE GRANDSTANDS AS VERSTAPPEN GOES P1

    The Red Bull man is the quickest again around his home track and looks safely into Q2.

    Hamilton is right behind him, just 0.147 seconds off his lap time.

  • Ben Hunt

    GREEN LIGHT – QUALIFYING IS GO

    Q1 is underway in Zandvoort. I expect this session to be fairly stop start, so an early lap could be key.

  • Simon Mail

    PLENTY AT STAKE

    It is all to play for in the championship but it is not just about the individual drivers.

    The team standings are also tightly packed and Mercedes hold a narrow lead over Red Bull heading into the Dutch GP.

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  • Ben Hunt

    RACE AGAINST TIME FOR SAINZ

    Ferrari are still repairing his car following his accident in FP3. He is ready, should it be fixed in time.

  • Simon Mail

    HAMILTON LOVING TRACK

    Lewis Hamilton appears to be a big fan of this weekend's Dutch circuit and will be looking for a big performance this afternoon.

  • Simon Mail

    VERSTAPPEN FOCUSED

    Max Verstappen topped final practice and appears to have his eye on the prize as he chases pole position at the Dutch GP.

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