F1 LIVE! Dutch Grand Prix race stream, updates, latest news and TV channel with Max Verstappen on pole
Can anyone stop Max Verstappen?
So as with most Formula One races these days, the big question today is how to stop a certain Max Verstappen.
The weekend did not begin well for Red Bull’s reigning world champion, who was hampered in practice on Friday by gearbox issues with his RB18.
However, he quickly shrugged off those problems to pip Charles Leclerc to pole by 0.021s with a brilliant final lap in an eventful qualifying session yesterday.
It is the 17th pole of Verstappen’s career as he searches for his 10th win in 15 races this season, with more than 100,000 adoring Orange Army fanatics packed into the grandstands across the weekend.
The 24-year-old, who easily breezed through the field from 14th to win in Belgium last time out, is already 93 points clear of nearest rival and team-mate Sergio Perez in the drivers’ standings with only seven races left in 2022, while Charles Leclerc is a further five back after another afternoon to forget at Spa.
Verstappen’s first F1 title defence is becoming an absolute procession in a year that we were promised much more competitive racing.
We’re in for a cloudy and overcast afternoon in the dunes north of the northern Dutch beach resort of Zandvoort.
It is expected to be fairly cloudy all day, with the occasional bright spell breaking through.
The chance of rain was listed at around 20 per cent, so we’ll see if it threatens to make an appearance at any point during the course of the race.
How to watch Dutch Grand Prix
TV channel: In the UK, today’s race will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports F1.
Coverage of Grand Prix Sunday starts at 12:30pm, with the race programme beginning at 1:55pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the action live online via the SkyGo app.
Welcome to Dutch Grand Prix LIVE coverage!
Hello and a very warm welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix.
The Circuit Zandvoort is sold out as Max Verstappen sits on pole for his first home GP as champion, looking to take another huge step towards a successful title defence.
It’s lights out at 2pm BST. Stick with us for all the build-up and live race updates.