The Dutch Grand Prix promises to be an exciting spectacle. The Zandvoort circuit is famous for its challenging layout through the picturesque dunes. From the Tarzan curve immediately after the start to the challenging Hugenholtz curve and the tricky Scheivlak and fast Arie Luyendyk curve, all the driving skills are demanded of the drivers. The narrow width of the track also offers exciting opportunities for thrilling overtaking maneuvers. Both Lewis Hamilton and home-grown talents Max Verstappen and Nyck de Vries are equally enthusiastic about this track and are already looking forward to the showdown at the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort this year.
The Dutch Grand Prix will be held Aug. 25-27, 2023, at Circuit Park Zandvoort. A week earlier, Formula 1 teams made a guest appearance at Spa-Franchorchamps. Next up on the Formula 1 calendar is the Grand Prix of Italy-Monza.
Dutch Grand Prix: The link between Zandvoort and motorsport dates back to the late 1930s, when passionate racing fans decided to hold a race at Zandvoort. The 1939 race was held on a temporary road course and proved to be a great success. This success led to the decision to build a permanent race track. On August 7, 1948, the first race was held on this track, and from 1952 Zandvoort was permanently included in the Formula One calendar.
In the 1970s, adjustments were made to the track and new safety measures were implemented. The last Formula 1 race to date was held in 1985, with Niki Lauda as the winner. In 1999, the track layout was extended to its full length of 4.3 kilometers. For the 2020 F1 Grand Prix, some adjustments were made to certain sections of the circuit, but the unique character was retained.
Since 2020, the Dutch Grand Prix has once again been part of the Formula One racing calendar. However, due to the global Corona pandemic, the 2020 race had to be canceled.
In 2021, the time finally came. After a 36-year interruption, the Formula 1 racers finally drove through the dune landscape of Zandvoort again. The local fans could immediately cheer for their compatriot Max Verstappen, who secured 1st place in the race and qualifying ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
The special thing about Circuit Park Zandvoort is the Hugenholtz curve and the Arie Luyendijk curve. These are two concave steep curves. These two corners are steeper than the ones at the Indianapolis race! The background to these changes is that it should make it easier for drivers to overtake.
The race consists of 72 laps in total, with each lap covering a distance of 4.259 kilometers. Calculating the total length of the race, the distance is 306.587 kilometers.
Under normal conditions, that is, when the track is dry, the race takes about 90 minutes.
Lewis Hamilton drove his Mercedes to a lap record of 1:11.097 minutes in 2021, a time that still stands today.
Max Verstappen secured an impressive lap record of 1:08.885 minutes in his Red Bull Honda in qualifying that same year.
The record for most wins at this track is held by Jim Clark of the United Kingdom. He was able to claim victory a total of four times.
Rene Arnoux (France) has started from pole position three times.
|2022||M. Verstappen||Red Bull|
|2021||M. Verstappen||Red Bull / Honda|
|2020||L. Hamilton||Mercedes-AMG / Mercedes|
|2019||C. Leclerc||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2018||S. Vettel||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2017||L. Hamilton||Mercedes-AMG / Mercedes|
|2016||N. Rosberg||Mercedes-AMG / Mercedes|
|2015||L. Hamilton||Mercedes-AMG / Mercedes|
|2014||D. Ricciardo||Red Bull / Renault|
|2013||S. Vettel||Red Bull / Renault|
|2012||J. Button||McLaren / Mercedes|
|2011||S. Vettel||Red Bull / Renault|
|2010||L. Hamilton||McLaren / Mercedes|
|2009||K. Räikkönen||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2008||F. Massa||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2007||K. Räikkönen||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2005||K. Räikkönen||McLaren / Mercedes|
|2004||K. Räikkönen||McLaren / Mercedes|
|2002||M. Schumacher||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2001||M. Schumacher||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|2000||M. Häkkinen||McLaren / Mercedes|
|1999||D. Coulthard||McLaren / Mercedes|
|1998||D. Hill||Jordan / Mugen-Honda|
|1997||M. Schumacher||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1996||M. Schumacher||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1995||M. Schumacher||Benetton / Renault|
|1994||D. Hill||Williams / Renault|
|1993||D. Hill||Williams / Renault|
|1992||M. Schumacher||Benetton / Ford|
|1991||A. Senna||McLaren / Honda|
|1990||A. Senna||McLaren / Honda|
|1989||A. Senna||McLaren / Honda|
|1988||A. Senna||McLaren / Honda|
|1987||A. Prost||McLaren / TAG|
|1986||N. Mansell||Williams / Honda|
|1985||A. Senna||Lotus / Renault|
|1983||A. Prost||Renault / Renault|
|1970||P. Rodriguez||BRM / BRM|
|1968||B. McLaren||McLaren / Ford|
|1967||D. Gurney||Eagle / Weslake|
|1966||J. Surtees||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1965||J. Clark||Lotus / Climax|
|1964||J. Clark||Lotus / Climax|
|1963||J. Clark||Lotus / Climax|
|1962||J. Clark||Lotus / Climax|
|1961||P. Hill||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1960||J. Brabham||Cooper / Climax|
|1958||T. Brooks||Vanwall / Vanwall|
|1956||P. Collins||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1955||J. M. Fangio||Mercedes / Mercedes|
|1954||J. M. Fangio||Mercedes / Mercedes|
|1953||A. Ascari||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1952||A. Ascari||Ferrari / Ferrari|
|1951||G. Farina||Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo|
|1950||J. M. Fangio||Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo|
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