The 2021 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix was a race without any major drama or incidents. Both Ferrari drivers maintained their grid positions (fifth and sixth) for a long time, until Fernando Alonso caught up to fellow his Spanish driver who had to give in, despite his best effort Sainz couldn’t match Alonso’s pace. Due to the 16 points obtained, the Scuderia moves to third place in the constructors’ championship.
Charles Leclerc expressed his good feeling towards the atmosphere at Zandvoort circuit and how he is pleased with the team’s work this weekend. Although he got close to Gasly in the closing stages, he never could get to within DRS of the Frenchman in the AlphaTauri.
“I’m pretty happy with our overall performance of this weekend. Finishing with both cars in the points today is a good result.
“The start was good, but then I didn’t want to take too many risks. I think the main surprise for everyone was how long the Mediums could last. Still, I think that the Soft–Hard combination was the right choice for us. We were very close in pace to the car ahead, but it was just not enough today.”
“The atmosphere was amazing, and it was really great to see so many people cheering in the grandstands. I can’t wait to see the same, just in red, in Monza next week,” the Monegasque added about his 50th race with Ferrari.