A sea of orange will greet the drivers at Zandvoort with the home favourite looking to equal the F1 record for most consecutive wins in history, which stands at nine and is currently held by Sebastian Vettel.
Red Bull’s dominance of the 2023 campaign is unlikely to let up because of a few weeks off, with this the first of ten races to go in a season which has only been heading one way since the first chequered flag fell.
Sergio Perez banked back-to-back podiums before the break to reassert himself in the battle for race wins.
Then there are the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris who will hope their unpredictable Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren cars switch on in the Netherlands to threaten Verstappen’s homecoming.
Dutch Grand Prix start time
The Dutch Grand Prix takes place this weekend on Sunday, August 26, 2023.
For fans in the UK, the race is scheduled to begin at 2pm BST.
Dutch Grand Prix session schedule
The full weekend schedule is as follows (all times BST):
- First practice: Friday, 11.30am
- Second practice: Friday, 3pm
- Third practice: Saturday, 10.30am
- Qualifying: Saturday, 2pm
- Grand prix: Sunday, 2pm
Dutch Grand Prix weather forecast
We’re still a few days away from the grand prix so forecasts are not totally accurate, but there is a prevailing sense of wet weather for this weekend’s track action.
Friday in particular looks damp before temperatures drop to a mild 18°C or so for Saturday and Sunday, with rain looking highly likely to fall at some stage to potentially disrupt qualifying and the race.
How to watch the Dutch Grand Prix
TV channel: In the UK, the entire weekend of racing is being broadcast on Sky Sports F1. Free highlights of the race will air on Channel 4 at 6.30pm BST.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers able to watch on the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action from Spa with Standard Sport’s live blog.