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 […]

Zandvoort F1 race behind closed doors “unthinkable”

Lammers would prefer delaying the event until 2021 if it meant fans can attend the race.Formula 1 was set to return to the Dutch dunes next month for the first time since 1985, but the grand prix is one of many motorsport events that have been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.On Tuesday, […]

Verstappen glad Zandvoort kept old-school feel

An extensive upgrade was completed at Zandvoort ahead of the planned return of Formula 1 on May 3, only for the coronavirus epidemic to force the postponement of the race.Renovations to the track layout were completed at the end of February, allowing Verstappen to complete a demonstration run in a 2012-spec Red Bull RB8 at […]

Dutch GP might not run in 2020, admits race chief

On Thursday F1 announced that the Dutch, Spanish and Monaco events had all been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.Subsequently, the organisers of the last-named confirmed that their event has officially been cancelled for 2020.Zandvoort remains on the list of races that F1 is urgently trying to reschedule, and August has been touted as a […]

Dutch GP boss Lammers “waiting for clarity” on race date

In a statement on Friday, F1 made it clear that the 2020 season won’t start until the end of May at the earliest. The Dutch government has since put a ban on events with more than 100 people until March 31st, and an extension of a month would include the first two days of the […]

Verstappen: Zandvoort banking will encourage different lines

The Red Bull driver became the first man to lap the revamped circuit in a grand prix car, when he drove a 2012 RB8 around the circuit earlier this week.And reflecting on his first experience of the two banked corners, Verstappen was clear that they would be a big challenge for everyone.“I have always found […]

Verstappen completes first laps at Zandvoort

Together with two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk, Verstappen was part of the formal re-opening of the circuit, which will host the F1 race during the first weekend of May. The Dutchman drove a Red Bull RB8 from 2012, although his laps were not timed, and got the chequered flag waved by Dutch Grand Prix sporting […]

Red Bull’s Dutch GP beach plan facing environmentalist anger

Local officials in Zandvoort have given Red Bull and sister team AlphaTauri the green light to use a two-mile stretch of beach within the Noordvoort reserve to avoid traffic delays en route to the circuit over the race weekend. The first Dutch Grand Prix since 1985 is set to attract large crowd numbers amid significant […]

Revealed: First images of Zandvoort’s completed banking

The final corner will be at an 18 degree angle, making it twice as steep as the banking used at Indianapolis for the United States Grand Prix between 2000 and 2007. Turn 3, Hugenholtz, will also feature a banking of 19 degrees.The first images of the completed banking construction project were released on Thursday, over […]

Pirelli to test prototype tyre for Zandvoort banking

The Italian company says it is still assessing data on the rebuilt track, which now features a high-speed banked final corner, and which has just been resurfaced.Pirelli has developed the new tyre for possible use if it thinks the projected loadings require a change from the standard 2019/2020 construction. Only the fronts are different from […]