DUTCH GRAND PRIX
ZANDVOORT CIRCUIT - ZANDVOORT
FP1: 12:30 - 13:30 / FP2: 16:00 - 17:00
FP3: 11:30 - 12:30 / QUALI: 15:00 - 16:00
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FP1: 12:30 - 13:30 /
FP2: 16:00 - 17:00
FP3: 11:30 - 12:30 /
QUALI: 15:00 - 16:00
Dutch GP: all you need to know
The Dutch Grand Prix takes place at the historic circuit outside the town of Zandvoort, not far from Amsterdam.
Apart from the legendary track, the little coastal resort on the North Sea is also famous for its scenic locations, such as the Zuid-Kennemerland, one of Holland’s twenty national parks.
All thirty Dutch Formula 1 Grands Prix have been held at Zandvoort and the first one, in 1952, was won by Alberto Ascari. The last time F1 raced there was back in 1985, when Niki Lauda won. The most successful driver at this track was undoubtedly Jim Clark, with four wins to his name, while Rene Arnoux was the pole specialist, starting from the number one slot three times.
This year, there’s no doubt for whom the crowd will be cheering, their local hero, Max Verstappen. Ever since his F1 debut, with our team in 2015, thousands of Dutch fans have followed him around the world. This year, the “orange army” get the chance to flock to its home track!
Before its return to the calendar in 2021, Formula 1 had raced in Zandvoort on no fewer than 30 occasions, with the Dutch Grand Prix being staged between 1952 and 1985. Jim Clark is the most successful driver, with four wins, followed by Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda on three each.
Sea view circuit
. Zandvoort is a nature-lovers’ paradise, surrounded by two nature reserves: the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park to the north and the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen to the south. The circuit overlooks the sea, which means that sand is generally blown onto the track, making life complicated for the drivers.
Ups and Dunes
The Zandvoort track was extensively remodelled for last year’s race, making it even faster and more challenging than before. It gives the drives a rollercoaster ride, which they have to attack hard, requiring plenty of confidence in their car to take it to the limit. Turns 3 and 14 now feature an 18° banking, for an even greater adrenaline rush!