He said: “They are quick on the straights. Yes [I am too] but not as quick as them. But we will work hard to make up for that top speed loss, and we’ll try to give it our all.”
The Red Bull star also reflected on the experience of winning in front of his home crowd for the first time in F1, and praised the tens of thousands of fans dressed in orange who turned out at Zandvoort to cheer on one of their own.
“As you can hear already, it is incredible because the expectations were high going into the weekend and it’s never easy to fulfil that,” he said.
“But I’m so happy to win here and to take the lead as well in the championship.
“It’s just an amazing day with the whole crowd. Incredible.”