The Dutch Grand Prix returns to the calendar after an absence of 36 years. The race takes place at the historic circuit outside the town of Zandvoort, not far from Amsterdam.
Apart from the legendary track, the little coastal resort on the North Sea is also famous for its scenic locations, such as the Zuid-Kennemerland, one of Holland’s twenty national parks.
All thirty Dutch Formula 1 Grands Prix have been held at Zandvoort and the first one, in 1952, was won by Alberto Ascari. The last time F1 raced there was back in 1985, when Niki Lauda won. The most successful driver at this track was undoubtedly Jim Clark, with four wins to his name, while Rene Arnoux was the pole specialist, starting from the number one slot three times.
This year, there’s no doubt for whom the crowd will be cheering, their local hero, Max Verstappen. Ever since his F1 debut, with our team in 2015, thousands of Dutch fans have followed him around the world. This year, the “orange army” get the chance to flock to its home track!
The 2021 Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix gets underway on Sunday 5 September at 15:00 (local time.)