LEWIS HAMILTON surrendered the lead in the F1 championship – then warned he risks losing his title to Max Verstappen.
The 23-year-old won his home race as the already colourful Dutch GP burst into an all-out orange party.
Verstappen, who started on pole, led a controlled race and crossed the finish line engulfed in orange clouds of smoke from fireworks that had been let off in the grandstands.
The win moves him back to the top of the rankings in place of Hamilton, who admitted he couldn’t match his rival’s rampant Red Bull.
He said: “Congrats to Max, they just did a better job all round, they definitely were faster. There wasn’t a lot I could do to answer the lap times he was doing.
“It was very hard to keep up, and I think Max was just managing whereas I was flat out just trying to stay as close as possible.
“We needed everything to be perfect to have the slightest chance to pass him on strategy.
“Pit stops needed to be on point, start and traffic also, but none of those three were ideal, but nonetheless as a team we got second and third and some important points.”