Is Zandvoort a good circuit?
It’s a real racing circuit.” Esteban Ocon was another driver full of praise for the track, having last raced here in 2016, telling the media: “It was honestly a pure pleasure to drive on this track. It’s good fun, the banking but also just the layout in general.
What kind of track is Zandvoort?
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Circuit Zandvoort (Dutch pronunciation: [sɪrˈkʋi ˈzɑntˌfoːrt]), known for sponsorship reasons as CM.com Circuit Zandvoort, and previously known as Circuit Park Zandvoort until 2017, is a 4.259 km (2.646 mi) motorsport race track located in the dunes north of Zandvoort, Netherlands, near the North Sea coast line.
When was Zandvoort last used for f1?
In 1985, Lauda took his 25th and final Grand Prix victory while holding off his charging McLaren teammate Prost near the end of the race. 1985 was the race’s final running, as the company that ran the circuit (CENAV) went out of business, marking the end of the old Zandvoort circuit.
Is it hard to overtake at Zandvoort?
Zandvoort has a reputation for being difficult to overtake at. Two DRS zones have been added for its return to the circuit this weekend. The first will run from the exit of turn 10 to the Hans Ernst Bocht (turn 11), with a detection point prior to turn 10.
Why was Zandvoort removed?
It was his 25th and last victory. Ayrton Senna made the podium complete with his third place. Because there was no money to finance the renovations who where required for 1986, and there was also a debt from the year before, Formula One bosses decided to remove the Zandvoort circuit from the calendar.
Is Zandvoort hard to overtake?
“It might be a little hard to overtake on but for single lap performance I think it’s going to be rewarding,” added Verstappen. “The qualifying laps will be very quick there so any mistakes will be really costly.
Does Zandvoort have banking?
Billed as a old school track, Zandvoort includes two banked corners, one of which is 19 degrees. It has brought back memories of the 2005 Indianapolis Grand Prix when Michelin’s tyres were unable to deal with the banked corner, even though that was just a nine degree banking.