Zandvoort open to later 2021 slot so fans can attend F1 race

Formula 1 had been due to return to Zandvoort earlier this year after a 35-year absence, only for the COVID-19 pandemic to force the race to be cancelled.The pandemic also caused a delay in the track being awarded its FIA Grade 1 licence, which is required for a circuit to host F1 races.In an event […]

2020 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix session timings and preview

F1’s 70th anniversary season was originally due to begin at the Australian Grand Prix in March, but the race had to be cancelled prior to first practice after a member of the McLaren team tested positive for coronavirus.Since then the entire calendar has been reshuffled, while a number of high-profile events such as the Monaco […]

Race of my Life: James Hunt on the 1975 Dutch GP

Race: 1975 Dutch GP, ZandvoortCar: Hesketh 308Several moments come to mind as candidates for the race of my life and my win at Brands Hatch in 1976, although it was taken away from me by political manoeuvring by Ferrari, is one of them. It was probably the most emotional race because of the drama when […]

Dutch GP’s return postponed until 2021

The news comes as no surprise as the race had not featured on any recent version of a revised calendar that F1 has been working on.The Netherlands remains subject to tight restrictions on events, and the promoters had made it clear that they were not keen to hold their first race behind closed doors, having […]

How the tragedy of Elio de Angelis changed F1

The death of Elio de Angelis after a crash at Paul Ricard in May 1986 demonstrated that, despite much improved car safety standards, little had changed since Roger Williamson perished in the Dutch GP some 13 years earlier.But while the Zandvoort tragedy played out on live TV around the world, de Angelis crashed on a […]

Zandvoort: F1 without fans “shouldn’t cost us any money”

The Dutch Grand Prix was due to return to the F1 calendar for the first time in 35 years on May 3, only for the race to be called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Netherlands has banned all major public events until September, but F1 is still hopeful of holding a number of European […]

Andretti, Fittipaldi, Stewart recount their Zandvoort tales

After hosting Formula 1 world championship rounds in 1952, 1953 and 1955, Zandvoort became a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar in 1958, only missing on the 1972 schedule as the drivers demanded improvements being made to the track to increase the safety. But with the financial situation of the circuit becoming worse and worse […]

Lauda’s last stand: When Formula 1 last visited Zandvoort

Formula 1 was a very different place the last time the coastal resort of Zandvoort hosted a grand prix. Three-time world champion Niki Lauda was in the twilight of his career, doing battle with rising stars like Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. Nelson Piquet was right in the middle of his illustrious F1 career, heading […]

First look at F1 2020 gameplay shows full Zandvoort upgrades

While the 2020 Formula 1 season remains on hold due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the latest installment in F1’s video game franchise is still on course for release on 10 July.In the build-up to the game’s release and ahead of what would have been the Dutch Grand Prix race weekend, Codemasters has now released […]

Solberg joins Virtual GP field as Norris, Sainz drop out

F1 will stage its latest Virtual Grand Prix event this weekend in place of the Dutch Grand Prix, which was due to be held at Zandvoort on Sunday 3 May.With Zandvoort absent from the F1 2019 video game, fans were invited to vote for which track would be used on social media, with Interlagos, the […]