2022 AM Wings_Mono Negative
Race Report by Aramco

The Netherlands

Zandvoort
2022 season
Dutch GP
LanceStroll
10th
RACE POSITION
18th
DRIVER STANDING
Lance's profile
SebastianVettel
14th
RACE POSITION
12th
DRIVER STANDING
Sebastian's profile

The Dutch Grand Prix showcased improved pace for Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team, but Safety Car timing resulted in Lance coming away with a single point while Sebastian was able to make up ground after a tricky qualifying.

2022 season
Dutch Grand Prix circuit figures
3
Number of pitstops
13
Longest stint (laps)
161
Total laps in the Netherlands
685.5
Total km in the Netherlands
LanceStroll
10th
Final position
10th
Starting position
N/A
Positions
+1
Points
SebastianVettel
14th
Final position
19th
Starting position
+5
Positions
0
Points
Dutch GP
Fastest lapM:S.MS
1.15.043
Lance
1.14.862
Sebastian
Max speedKM/H
320.5
Lance
319.1
Sebastian
Practice laps
76
Lance
80
Sebastian
Qualifying laps
14
Lance
8
Sebastian
Race laps
72
Lance
72
Sebastian
Total laps
162
Lance
160
Sebastian
It has been a positive weekend in terms of performance, but we were a little bit unlucky today.
Lance Stroll
Dutch GP

Lance Stroll

"Overall, it has been a positive weekend in terms of performance, but we were a little bit unlucky today with how things played out and how that affected our strategy.

"The timing of the Safety Car gave the Alpines and [Lando] Norris the advantage: without that we could have been fighting for seventh.

"Our pace was strong all weekend, I felt really confident in the car, and we were more competitive. That is really encouraging for the coming races.

"It has been a great push by the team back at the factory to make our car quicker, so hopefully this is the start of a strong run through to the end of the season.”

Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll
It was a tough day where making progress was always going to be difficult.
Sebastian Vettel
Dutch GP

Sebastian Vettel

"We did not have great race pace – but probably could have earned a better result if we had not started so far back. We stopped early to try and undercut the cars ahead.

"That strategy would have worked, but that first pitstop was really slow – I lost a lot of time to Zhou [Guanyu], Pierre [Gasly], Alex [Albon], Mick [Schumacher] and I was very close to Daniel [Ricciardo].

"I enjoyed my battle with Mick – but this race was not a highlight for either of us. Then I got a five-second penalty for ignoring blue flags when I was being passed by Lewis [Hamilton], but it did not really make much difference to my race.

"A tough day where making progress was always going to be difficult – but it is what it is."

Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel
Lance drove very well to score a hard-earned point this afternoon, managing a tricky three-stop race.
Mike Krack
Team Principal
Dutch GP

Mike Krack

"Lance drove very well to score a hard-earned point this afternoon, managing his tyres throughout a tricky Soft-Medium-Hard-Soft three-stop race. The timing of the Safety Car did not help Lance's race, but a point is a point.

"Sebastian moved up from his P19 grid slot to a P14 finish, and he was never likely to be able to make better progress than that on a circuit such as this one on which overtaking is difficult.

"From here we go on to Monza, one of the great circuits, but before we leave Zandvoort I would like to pay tribute to the organisers, who managed the race weekend very well, and the Dutch fans, whose enthusiasm made for a fantastic carnival atmosphere."

Mike Krack
Mike Krack

Your guide to the Netherlands

With Cognizant

Insight and Speed

01

Strategy

For the first time since July's British Grand Prix, the hardest compounds of tyres – the C1, C2 and C3 – will be used. Teams adopted a mix of one- and two-stop strategies last year, and the same could be the case for 2022 – especially with the increased degradation seen across the field this season.

02

Race disruptions

While last year's race featured no interruptions, the nature of the circuit and its few run-off areas mean there is certainly scope for a Safety Car or a Virtual Safety Car, which have both been used on a higher-than-usual basis in 2022. The support races had frequent interruptions last year.

03

Overtaking

This is not an easy circuit upon which to overtake, and the two short DRS zones are the preferred location for passing. Last year, 71% of moves were made into Turn One's hairpin, and just 21 passes were made in total after lap one. Even with fresher tyres, it will be tough to make a pass stick, but it will be well-earned.

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Unlocking the Lap

The 19-degree banked Hugenholtzbocht – Turn Three – invites drivers to adopt multiple lines, meaning cars can be driven side-by-side through the turn. However, the narrowing exit causes a convergence of racing lines, meaning drivers need to battle for dominance. Expect fireworks in the early laps.

The following high-speed sweepers lead to Turn Seven – Scheivlak – a mightily fast right-hander. This corner is laced by a long, deep gravel trap and is key to a quick lap: a number of corners follow in quick succession, so getting one turn wrong can heavily compromise the whole sequence.

There is only a single long straight at Zandvoort – the pit straight – and cars feed onto it from the Kumhobocht (Turn 13), a deceptively tight, high-kerbed right-hander, and the final corner, which is a steep, 18-degree-banked turn, aptly named after Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk.

Dutch GP
Dutch GP
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THE NEAREST TRAIN STATION IS LESS THAN 2KM FROM THE CIRCUIT - FANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND BY CYCLE OR PUBLIC TRANSPORT
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Circuit Zandvoort is less than 30 kilometres from Amsterdam – the capital city of the Netherlands
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The circuit is the second-shortest on the calendar and therefore has the second-most laps of any race – 72
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The Netherlands is famous for its windmills, and there are 1,200 operating across the country
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