Best Race of 2023? Dutch GP Review – Inside Line F1 Podcast

Best Race of 2023? Dutch GP Review - Inside Line F1 Podcast


The 2023 Dutch Grand Prix was the best race of the season, wasn’t it?

We had a mad crowd show up for Max Verstappen’s annual fan meet at Circuit Zandvoort. We had mixed weather conditions. As always, different drivers challenged Max Verstappen throughout the weekend – but, as always, just one driver triumphed!

Btw, we have a short byte (a replay) from Dr. Helmut Marko – on the comparison between two of his star drivers, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel. 

Max Verstappen is now on a 9 race winning streak – a record that he’s equalled with Sebastian Vettel and Alberto Ascari. Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso finished in second – after missing out on the podium in the last 4 races. Btw, did you notice ALO’s moves into Turn 3 all through the race?

Mclaren and Mercedes’ challenge fumbled after a wrong/late tyre call in the opening laps of the race. Alpine’s Pierre Gasly was one of the few to make the correct call and he was rewarded with a rare podium finish! And of course, Ferrari fumbled with Charles Leclerc (yet again!), in the pits, while the Monegasque fumbled on track, not before being furious on the radio.

Lots of action throughout the field. Liam Lawson’s debut was baptism by water. For more such jokes, tune in!

(Season 2023, Episode 44)

Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora, @f1statsguru and Kunal Shah

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Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

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