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Circuit Zandvoort is a motorsport race track located in the dunes north of Zandvoort, Netherlands, near the North Sea coast line. In 2017 it was renamed from Circuit Park Zandvoort to Circuit Zandvoort.A visit to Circuit Park Zandvoort represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Zandvoort journey planner to plot your vacation.
1930s through mid 1980sThere were plans for races at Zandvoort before World War II: the first street race was held on June 3, 1939. However, a permanent race track was not constructed until after the war, using communications roads built by the occupying German army. Contrary to popular belief John Hugenholtz cannot be credited with the design of the Zandvoort track, although he was involved as the Nederlandse Automobiel Ren Club chairman (the Dutch Auto Racing Club) before becoming the first track director in 1949. Instead, it was 1927 Le Mans winner, S. C. H. "Sammy" Davis who was brought in as a track design advisor in July 1946 although the layout was partly dictated by the existing roads.
The circuit was inaugurated on August 7, 1948. The following year the race was called the Zandvoort Grand Prix and in 1950 it became the "Grote Prijs van Nederland" or Dutch Grand Prix. The Dutch Grand Prix was a round of the World Drivers Championship for the first time Formula Two cars that year and in 1953Formula Two]. There was no GP at Zandvoort in 1954 (a sportscar-event replaced it), but 1955 saw the first proper Formula One race counting for the World Championship. After 2 more years without a race the Dutch Grand Prix was back on the World Championship(s) calendar in 1958 and from then on remained a permanent fixture (with the exception of 1972) until, when it was held for the last time.
Circuit Park Zandvoort reviews
This circuit is great, fantastic atmosphere and lots of entertainment on. From a media point of view it was lacking compared to some other circuits I’ve been to (Bahrain, Barcelona, Silverstone...
This circuit is great, fantastic atmosphere and lots of entertainment on. From a media point of view it was lacking compared to some other circuits I’ve been to (Bahrain, Barcelona, Silverstone... more »
After a few years of Covid and being unable to travel, we were back in Zandvoort race circuit for the historic GP once again.. .. and considering the vast amounts of money that has been spent...
After a few years of Covid and being unable to travel, we were back in Zandvoort race circuit for the historic GP once again.. .. and considering the vast amounts of money that has been spent... more »
Great circuit!!! Love this track! Amazing installations and very nice people working there! Thanks to #cm.com for give us the opportunity to feel ourselves as a professional pilot for a day.
Third F1 race I’ve been to and by far the best imo. The atmosphere was electrifying. I’m a merc man myself but I’ve followed max for years and the support he gets here is amazing. I sat in the arena grandstand and it was like a concert on the run up to the race. Definitely an experience I won’t be forgetting.
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