Circuit Zandvoort (The Netherlands)

Circuit Zandvoort (known as Circuit Park Zandvoort until 2017) is a motorsport race track located in the dunes north of Zandvoort, Netherlands, near the North Sea coast line. The circuit gained popularity because of its fast, sweeping corners such as Scheivlak as well as the “Tarzanbocht” (Tarzan corner) hairpin at the end of the start/finish straight.

Main Entrance Circuit Zandvoort, Netherlands

Main Entrance Circuit Zandvoort, The Netherlands

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Circuit Zandvoort, The Netherlands

Dutch Grand Prix Circuit in Zandvoort, Netherlands

Dutch Grand Prix Circuit in Zandvoort, The Netherlands

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Circuit Park Zandvoort, Niederlande

Circuit Zandvoort Map

Circuit Zandvoort Map

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Circuito de Zandvoort, Países Bajos

Start and Finish Circuit Zandvoort, Netherlands

Start and Finish Circuit Zandvoort, The Netherlands

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There were plans for races at Zandvoort before World War II: the first street race was held on 3 June 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 chairman of the Nederlandse Automobiel Ren Club (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.

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Ticketverkauf Schaltung Zandvoort, Niederlande

Ticket Sales Circuit Zandvoort, The Netherlands

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Tarzanbocht op het Circuit van Zandvoort, Nederland

Tarzan Curve on the Circuit of Zandvoort, The Netherlands

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Circuit Zandvoort, Nederland

Pitstraat Circuit Zandvoort, Nederland

Pit Street Circuit Zandvoort, The Netherlands

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The first race on the circuit, the Prijs van Zandvoort, took place on 7 August 1948. The race was renamed the Grote Prijs van Zandvoort (Zandvoort Grand Prix) in 1949, then the Grote Prijs van Nederland (Dutch Grand Prix) in 1950. The 1952 race was the first to be run as a round of the World Drivers’ Championship, albeit to Formula Two regulations rather than Formula One regulations like all the European rounds of the Championship that year; a similar situation also applied to the 1953. There was no Dutch Grand Prix in 1954, 1956 or 1957, but 1955 saw the first true Formula One race as part of the Drivers’ Championship. The Dutch Grand Prix returned in 1958 and remained a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar (with the exception of 1972) until 1985.

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Grandstand on the Circuit of Zandvoort, Netherlands

Grandstand on the Circuit of Zandvoort, The Netherlands

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Circuito di Zandvoort, Paesi Bassi

Paddock Club op het Circuit van Zandvoort, Nederland

Paddock Club on the Circuit of Zandvoort, The Netherlands

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In August 1959 a 26th World Cycling Championships Road Race (men) was held here. André Darrigade of France won the 180 mi (290 km) race, Tom Simpson (Britain) was 4th. Since 2008, the course has been used as the venue for the Runner’s World Zandvoort Circuit Run, a 5-kilometre road running competition. The 2010 edition of the race attracted Lornah Kiplagat, a multiple world champion, who won the ladies 5 km race.

Circuit de Zandvoort, Pays-Bas

Zandvoort Circuit Park

Zandvoort Circuit Park

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