Dutch Grand Prix
Everything you need to know about the Dutch Grand Prix
Circuit Zandvoort, is a motor racing circuit located in Zandvoort, the Netherlands. The circuit was originally built in 1948 and hosted its first Dutch Grand Prix in the same year. The circuit has since undergone several renovations and upgrades, including a major redesign in the early 2000s.
The current track is 4.259 km (2.646 mi) long and features 14 turns, including several high-speed corners and a banked corner that is unique on the Formula One calendar. The track is known for its challenging layout and its proximity to the North Sea, which can create windy and unpredictable conditions.
The Circuit Zandvoort is a favorite among drivers, who appreciate the challenging layout and the passionate Dutch fans who come out to support the race. The circuit is also known for its excellent facilities, including the renovated paddock area and the newly constructed grandstands.
The Dutch Grand Prix made its to return to the Formula One calendar in 2021 after a 35-year absence, with the Circuit Zandvoort hosting the race. The event was expected to be highly popular, with a strong local interest and a historic significance for Dutch motorsport.
In addition to hosting the Dutch Grand Prix, the Circuit Zandvoort also hosts a variety of other motor racing events, including the DTM touring car championship and the FIA GT World Cup. The circuit is also open to the public for driving experiences, guided tours, and other events throughout the year.
The Zandvoort circuit was built in 1948, when the Dutch Automobile Racing Club initiated the construction of the track, using a mix of public roads and some permanent parts. The first ever race held by the circuit took place in 1952, with Alberto Ascari winning the track's inaugural race, leading a Ferrari 1-2-3 finish. The circuit would be abandoned after 1985, with F1 returning to the Dutch dunes 36 years later, for the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix.
DRS Zones: 2
Circuit Length: 4.259 km (2.646 mi)
Total Race Distance: 306.587 km (190.504 mi)
Number of Laps: 72
Lap Record: 1:11.097 (Lewis Hamilton, 2021)
Last 5 Winners
2022: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2021: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
1985: Niki Lauda, McLaren
1984: Alain Prost, McLaren
1983: René Arnoux, Ferrari
FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN DUTCH GRAND PRIX 2023 SCHEDULE
Friday August 25th:
Practice 1 (FP1) : 12:30 - 13:30
Practice 2 (FP2): 16:00 - 17:00
Saturday August 26th:
Practice 3 (FP3): 11:30 - 12:30
Qualifying: 15:00 - 16:00
Sunday August 27th:
Race Start: 14:00