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Verstappen set a new lap record at Dutch GP venue Zandvoort

Formula 1 young sensation, Max Verstappen set a new lap time at ex Dutch Grand Prix circuit Zandvoort on Sunday in a demo run in Red Bull’s RB8 2012 F1 car.

The Dutch speedy set a 1:19.511. Despite it being the fastest time a car has driven around the track, which has been completely resurfaced this year.

Previous lap-time record was a 1m19.880s, which was set by Luca Badoer with a Ferrari F2001 16 years ago.

“I finally got some new tyres and it was not really a demonstration run anymore,” Verstappen said.

“I decided to push it a little bit. If you are here with so many fans I think that’s a good idea. It was not easy. But in the end, with three tenths, that’s good enough I think, for today.

“I didn’t expect it because the tyres are quite hard, for demonstration runs. But at least I managed to get one decent lap out of it, so that’s good.”

F1 demonstrations were part of a main fan event organized by Verstappen’s personal sponsor Jumbo for the second year in a row. The past Dutch GP at Zandvoort was held in 1985 and won by Niki Lauda.

“If it was up to me, we’ve have it here already,” Verstappen added.

“Of course, that would be very nice, but there is more to it, like a budget and the infrastructure.A lot needs to be done in order to be able to organise this.”



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