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Max Verstappen wins Dutch GP with Lewis Hamilton finishing second but pushing F1 rival the whole way

MAX VERSTAPPEN has taken the lead in the Formula One Drivers' Championship after a dominant victory in Holland on Sunday.

The Belgian-born racer – who represents Holland – started on pole at the Circuit Zandvoort and went on to win his home Grand Prix.

Red Bull star Verstappen, 23, finished ahead of Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to move three points clear at the top.

Hamilton, 36, pushed his title rival all the way but couldn't catch him, although he did win an extra point for having the fastest lap.

The British star has eight races remaining in the season to reclaim the lead and win a record EIGHTH world title.

Sunday's race was the first time the Dutch GP has been held since 1985, with Verstappen becoming the first Dutchman to win on home soil.

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