Brawn had Zandvoort “worry” before banking plan

In a bid to try to create more overtaking opportunities at the Dutch GP, Zandvoort is to turn its final turn in to a 18-degree banked turn – which is twice as steep as those at Indianapolis.As Motorsport.com revealed earlier this year, the idea of using banking at Zandvoort was turned into reality by computer […]

Zandvoort holding back data from F1 teams

Formula 1 teams put an incredible effort in to pre-event preparations for races in terms of computer and driving simulations in a bid to try to perfect the set-up they need before the track action begins.But in the hope of making things a bit more unpredictable for the return of the Dutch GP, Motorsport.com has […]

Revealed: How F1 made DRS-open Zandvoort banking idea a reality

The revamp of the Dutch Grand Prix circuit to bring it up to modern standards and at least allow a chance for overtaking has included the re-profiling at 32 percent – the equivalent of 18 degrees – of what will be known as Arie Luyendyk corner.The decision to go ahead with the plan, aimed at […]

Dutch GP: “Unique” banking won’t lead to US GP 2005 repeat

Lammers, who started 23 races with Shadow, ATS, Ensign, Theodore and March, believes that the reintroduction of banked corners to F1 – which will be at an angle of up to 18 degrees – will be a highlight when the Dutch Grand Prix returns to the roster for the first time since 1985.Three of Zandvoort’s corners […]

Whiting played role in Zandvoort banking idea

The Dutch track will return to the Formula 1 calendar next year, and a banking will be created for the final corner in an attempt to boost the chances of overtaking at the end of the straight.The Arie Luyendyk corner will be angled at 32 percent – the equivalent of 18 degrees – which is […]

First look: Drone footage of Zandvoort’s banked corner build

In May 2020, Formula 1 will return to Circuit Zandvoort for the first time since 1985. But perhaps the most eagerly awaited aspect of the event will be the 18-degree banking at the final corner, which is aimed at improving overtaking opportunities at the track.As this fly-by from architectural firm Dromo shows, it promises to […]

Pirelli can only raise tyre pressures for Zandvoort banking

As part of a revamp needed to bring the venue up to Formula 1 standards, the final turn at the track is being reconstructed and will feature a 32% incline – with more than four metres of height difference between the top of the track and the bottom.The steepness of the banking will be twice […]

Zandvoort banking will be twice as steep as Indy

As part of a revamp of the Dutch track ahead of its return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2020, the circuit is undergoing a revamp to bring it up to current grand prix standards.One of the changes will be to bank the final corner, and it has now been confirmed that it will be […]

The challenges facing the Dutch Grand Prix

After years of speculation about possible street races or a move to Assen, it was the race’s original home of Zandvoort that finally got a deal together earlier this year for a grand prix in 2020.But despite the success of securing a spot on the calendar, confirmation of the plans was just the start of […]

F1 2020 calendar and test schedule confirmed

The 22-race schedule, which is the biggest in F1 history, will begin in Australia on March 15 and conclude in Abu Dhabi on November 29.The two new events being added to the schedule, Vietnam on April 5 and the Dutch GP on May 3, are both subject to their circuits (Hanoi street track and Zandvoort […]