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PRACTICE DEBRIEF: Can any of Verstappen’s rivals spoil his home party at Zandvoort?

F1 Correspondent & Presenter

Lawrence Barretto
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It was back to business for Formula 1’s fraternity as Zandvoort played host to the third running of the Dutch Grand Prix since its return to the calendar. The place was packed with Max Verstappen’s loyal and passionate orange army – and they were rewarded with another commanding show of speed from the championship leader.

But there were some hints that maybe, just maybe, he won’t have it all his own way on home soil. Here’s what we learned in Friday practice.

Red Bull pick up where they left off

Verstappen arrived at his home race as overwhelming favourite to achieve a record-equalling ninth Grand Prix win in a row and his performance on Friday did little to dispel that tag – even if he didn’t end up fastest.

FP2: Norris leads Verstappen in second practice at Zandvoort after Piastri and Ricciardo crash out

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