The first rounds were driven by the drivers at Zandvoort. The Dutch GP has officially started with two free practice sessions. They were stationary three times and what did it yield Max Verstappen? The F1 followers Rik Spekenbrink and Arjan Schouten discuss this in a new Pitstop with presenter Etienne Verhoeff.
,,The motto for the qualifications is to set a time quickly”, says Arjan Schouten. “They have had little track time, little data. In qualifying they go to the limit with light cars, so there will be more red flags”, adds Rik Spekenbrink.
But what will be the winning time in qualifying? Schouten: ,,Doornbos called 65 seconds.” Spekenbrink: ,,It won’t be. A 1.08 I think or a high 1.07.”
With the start of the Dutch GP, the criticism of the continuation of the event is also increasing in the Netherlands. ,,There is an atmosphere of is this what we are doing here in Zandvoort? You send 70,000 men to a tiny village and you expect them to walk neatly behind each other… But shouldn’t we see this as something that gives hope”, wonders Schouten.
Spekenbrink: ,,Foreign colleagues are impressed by the atmosphere and the organisation. We went by train from Amsterdam ourselves and that went well. The facilities are fine. A lot is going well.”
Schouten: ,,A certain part of the population wants to create the image that this is a kind of free state. That we’re all hustling. But with all those government restrictions they have, and then putting on an event like that…”
In addition, they discuss the number of bicycles in Zandvoort, the free practice sessions and Max Verstappen’s helicopter.
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