The Dutch Grand Prix is coming back on track.
For few years the Dutch circuit of Zandvoort has been excluded from the F1 calendar, but it will be back the next 2020.
The Zandvoort Circuit, located near the Holland’s North Sea, hasn’t hosted a Grand Prix since 1985, the year when Niki Lauda won the race. But in 2020, the Dutch Grand Prix will be the first European race which will take place on Mai 3rd.
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The reconstruction work has begun in 2019. The track has undergone several variations to fulfil FIA’s requirements and only the first half of it will remain untouched with some gravel traps.
It seems that Turn 3 will be tilted into a parabolic curve and also the last corner before the straight - Turn 13 - will be inclined at 15° or 17° degrees from the soil level.
"That corner will for sure be the most spectacular part of our renewed circuit." Robert van Overdijk, Zandvoort CEO, stated in a interview with BNR Nieuwsradio, a Dutch station.
Moreover, along the main straight, the start/finish line will be moved forward to make sure that audience in the tribune can see the grid.
Also the Dutch GP sporting director - Jan Lammers - said: “I am immensely proud that, following the last race in 1985, we can announce the return of Formula 1 to the Netherlands.”
"I would not be surprised if Zandvoort is the most beautiful circuit in Europe and perhaps even in the world." he continued.
However, Pirelli is concerned about the development of the bend because of the Michelin chaos at the 2005 USA Grand Prix, in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, due to the tyres failure.
In addiction, Lammers admitted: “The fact that Pirelli is worried really only means that they have to do extra work, and that's exactly what will make Zandvoort unique.”
The Orange Army - Max Verstappen supporters - is therefore excited about the return of the Dutch circuit in the F1 calendar and we are pretty sure that orange will be the dominant colour in the Zandvoort circuit.
"I quite like those crazy circuits" 😀— Formula 1 (@F1) May 14, 2019
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