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 […]

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 […]