On August 25th, 1985, the legendary Niki Lauda achieved history by winning the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort driving his McLaren-TAG MP4/2B. It was a stunning victory and marked the last Dutch Grand Prix until its return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2021.
This incredible win for Lauda came after starting from the tenth position on the grid, being his 25th victory and the final one in his illustrious Formula 1 career. Additionally, this achievement marked his third victory in the Netherlands, on par with legends like Jackie Stewart.
Lauda, a true icon, retired at the end of that season and shared the podium with his teammate Alain Prost, who clinched the 1985 championship, and Ayrton Senna, a future Formula 1 legend.
This week, the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix takes place at Zandvoort! Max Verstappen will seek his third consecutive home victory and the opportunity to join names like Lauda and Stewart on the list of the most victorious drivers in this race.
Verstappen, behind the wheel of his Red Bull, won in 2021 and 2022, and could match Jim Clark as the only driver to win the event three years in a row!
Let’s stay tuned to this thrilling race and to Verstappen, who begins the second half of the 2023 season with impressive dominance, aiming to match the record for consecutive wins in Formula 1!