Horner: Verstappen 'no robot' dealing with Dutch GP F1 pressure

Horner: Verstappen 'no robot' dealing with Dutch GP F1 pressure
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The Dutch Grand Prix made a comeback to the F1 calendar in 2021 largely due to the immense popularity and support for Max Verstappen, attracting a sea of orange-clad Dutch fans at Zandvoort and other European races. Verstappen lived up to the expectations by clinching a hat-trick of Dutch GP victories, showcasing his ability to handle pressure and adverse weather conditions. Red Bull team principal Horner acknowledged the weight of expectation on Verstappen, with the presence of the royal family and thousands of supporters singing the national anthem adding to the pressure. However, Verstappen remained calm and focused throughout the weekend, not allowing moments like an off-track excursion in Q1 or starting from behind due to a late pitstop to affect his performance. Horner suggested that Verstappen may not be interested in rewriting F1 history, but he will likely be quietly proud of his achievements, including matching Sebastian Vettel’s record of nine consecutive wins in the same team.

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Source: Autosport.com

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