Dutch Commentator Loses His Shit After Verstappen's Record-Breaking F1 Win

18-year-old Verstappen's win was greeted by sobbing and what sounds remarkably like a cry of "yo-fucking-ho!"

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16 May 2016, 12:05pm

Yesterday's Spanish Grand Prix saw Max Verstappen make history by becoming the youngest man ever to win a Formula One race. The 18-year-old Dutch driver took the chequered flag on his debut for the Red Bull team after being promoted from the Toro Rosso squad, beating the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen to top spot in a thrilling race. For some context on Verstappen's unparalleled youthfulness, 36-year-old Raikkonen is twice his age and raced against his father, Jos Verstappen, during the 2001 and 2003 seasons.

Max's win also made him the first Dutch driver to win a race. The country is passionate about grand prix racing, but it's been slim pickings until now: Jos was previously the only Dutchman to score a podium, twice finishing in third place during the 1994 season.

That's not exactly a recent success story, so you can understand the excitement in the country when Max made history yesterday. But whether it explains the level of unadulterated enthusiasm displayed by TV commentator Olav Mol is another matter, with Verstappen's win greeted by near-sobbing and what sounds remarkably like a cry of "yo-fucking-ho!"

The Dutch have previous in this area – football fans may be aware of the cries of ecstasy from a commentator when Dennis Bergkamp scored in the 1998 World Cup quarter-final.

That doesn't quite compare to this, however – at no point did the football commentator call Dennis' magical goal "fucking bizarre".