The Dutch Grand Prix returned to the F1 calendar in 2021 due to the immense popularity of Max Verstappen, who has a large fan base of orange-clad Dutch supporters that follow him to races across Europe. Verstappen did not disappoint his home fans, winning the Dutch GP three times and displaying superb control and resilience under pressure. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner acknowledged the weight of expectation on Verstappen’s shoulders and the intense pressure he faced, especially with the presence of the royal family at the race. Despite challenging moments during qualifying and a late pitstop, Verstappen remained composed and demonstrated remarkable skill and composure. Horner believes Verstappen is quietly proud of his achievements and is creating his own impressive record in F1, including matching Sebastian Vettel’s record of nine consecutive wins.