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 […]

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 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, has […]