70 years of racing history
The Zandvoort circuit was opened in 1948. This special circuit on the coast quickly caught the eye of the international racing world. From 1952 Zandvoort was part of the official world championships.
he 60s belonged to legendary drivers such as Graham Hill, Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart. All won at least once on this circuit with its fierce turns. Wolfgang von Trips and Jack Brabham also shone on the Zandvoort Circuit.
In the years that followed, the circuit was altered and many classic races were held here. The last Formula 1 race won by Niki Lauda was held here in 1985.
n years that followed, the circuit was shortened and it was decided to organise a Formula 3 championship: the Formula 3 Masters was born. Partly because many Masters winners ended up in Formula 1, Zandvoort enjoyed increased international standing in those years.
Drivers such as David Coulthard, Pedro Lamy, Enrique Bernoldi and Jos Verstappen all reached Formula 1 thanks to a victory at the Masters of Formula 3.
Other drivers such as world champion Lewis Hamilton, Nico Hülkenberg, Valtteri Bottas and of course Max Verstappen followed this route to Formula 1 .
In 2020 history will be made again in Zandvoort when, for the first time in 35 years, Formula 1 returns to the circuit on the coast.