Round 15 F1 GFT Driver Rankings: Verstappen wins Dutch GP, now 109 Points up on Leclerc

Bob Francis - Go Full Throttle
2 min readSep 8, 2022

4 September 2022
By Bob Francis, Managing Editor
Go Full Throttle Racing News

Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen wins dramatic Dutch GP with Mercedes George Russell and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc completing podium. It was Verstappen’s 4th consecutive win, and his second win on his home track with 100+ fans cheering him on at Zandvoort.

“It was not a straightforward race. We had to push the whole race. Of course, with Safety Car, the Virtual Safety Car making the right calls, it was always a bit of question mark, but it worked out really well once we got back to the soft tires, we had great pace again.

“It’s always special to win your home Grand Prix, it was already last year. This year I have to say I had to work for it even more. So yeah, an incredible weekend and really happy we got the Dutch Grand Prix” said Verstappen.

Little Change in the F1 GFT Driver Rankings after the Dutch GP
Max Verstappen increases his points lead to 109 an amazing 10 wins on the season. Leclerc and Perez and tied on points, but Leclerc holds a strong lead for P2 with 3 wins and 290 laps lead. Ranking changes: George Russell’s 2nd place moves him up one spot to P4 while Carlos Sainz fell one spot to P5.

Formula 1 GFT AI Driver Rankings after Round 15 — Dutch GP (Image: GFT Digital /

A Very Tough Day for Lewis Hamilton
The seven-time champion stayed out on medium tires to take the lead while Verstappen came in for soft tires, followed by Russell and Leclerc, for a restart on Lap 61. In that restart, Verstappen swept past Hamilton for the lead, with Russell and Leclerc following suit to deny the 7x F1 Champion a podium position.

Hamilton ended up fourth with Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez battled late for P5. That allowed Alonso and Norris to close in too, and when a penalty for an unsafe release kicked in Sainz was dropped to eighth, moving Perez to fifth, Alonso to sixth, and Norris to seventh.

The Dutchman remains the home hero for the Netherlands. (Photo Credit: IMAGO/ANP)
Max Verstappen held onto victory in a captivating 2022 Dutch Grand Prix (Photo Credit:

Up Next: MONZA
The triple header concludes with the 2022 Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 9–11. Can Ferrari score a famous home win — or will Red Bull spoil the Scuderia’s homecoming party?



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