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 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 […]