After being removed from the racing calendar last year, Dutch Grand Prix returns this weekend after 36 years.
So let’s take a look at the highlights that emerged from the FP1 and FP2 of the Dutch Grand Prix.
FP1 only featured just under 25 minutes of the green flag after Vettel suffered a suspected "engine failure" and stopped at the pit exit. The German climbed out and grabbed an extinguisher to attempt to cool parts of his AMR21.
With 7 mins to go in the FP1 session following Vettel’s red flag, all the cars piled up to complete soft laps around the Zandvoort circuit, with Hamilton topping the timesheets and finishing 0.91 seconds ahead of his arch-rival Verstappen.
During his flying lap, Nikita Mazepin was impeded by the hometown boy Max Verstappen. And the young Russian was understandably annoyed by Verstappen’s action and reports on his radio: “That was not cool man.”
After completing his first lap, Hamilton reported a power loss and was instructed to stop his Mercedes at Turn 8. The Knight's car was pushed into an escape road and the session resumed after an eight-minute delay.
After a solid FP1 session by Mercedes, it was the Ferrari duo who stole the show in FP2. Leclerc led a Ferrari 1-2 with a lap time that was 0.154s faster than teammate Sainz, while Ocon produced an impressive lap to put his Alpine third.