names of the corners wich we treat over here are all the ones without a
sponsor name like 'Kuhmo-corner' wich are bought by a sponsor.
The worldfamous Tarzan-corner is named after
one of the machines they used to make the asphalt over here. This
machine was called 'Tarzan'.
In 1957 an accident killed Dr.W.Gerlach at this turn. This crash was
the first deadly one since the opened the circuit in 1948.
the first director of the circuit, Hans Hugenholtz, left they could not
find a proper gift for his work he did for the circuit and motorsports
in general in the Netherlands. To honor him they decided to name this
corner into Hugenholtz.
Jan de Wijker zijn veld, later on Rob Slotemaker:
Arround 1800 a man called 'Jan de Wijker' had a potato-field over
here and since that time the people in the area called this part of the
dunes 'Jan de Wijker z'n veld' (the field of 'Jan de Wijker´).
Scheivlak: The name of this fast downhill turn comes from arround 1800. It was the border between the public dunes and the lands of Duke Quarles van Ufford. (Scheivlak litterly means 'Divide field')
Hondenvlak, later Marlboro , nowadays Masters
This corner was called after the eastern tunnel wich provided the acces
to the sports-accomodations on the innerfields of the old racetrack.
Nowadays the sport-accomodations are at the outside of the track so the
eastern tunnel does not excists anymore. The western-tunnel still
excist by the way, not as a name but as a passage underneath the
straight to the paddock wich lays in the infield of the Zandvoort
Litterly 'Going into the forrest'. In the years before WW2 they manged
to make a forrest over here (naturaly trees do not grow in the Dutch
dunes) for future leisure activities. In the sixties however some
disease made an end of this forrest when 80% of all the trees
were cut down.
Bos Uit, later Arie Luyendijkbocht: This
long fast last turn of the circuit called Bos uit, litterly 'Going out
of the forrest'. In 1989 when the circuit became shortend Bos Uit was
put more up to north and the characteristics of the turn also changed
because the corner was more tighten.
12) Hans Ernst: This 'S-shaped'-turn first had all kinds of sponsor names like 'Nissan-corner' and 'Audi-S'. At the end of 2013 however, it was named after Hans Ernst. Ernst was the director of the circuit from 1989 and maneged to keep the circuit financially healthy in the difficult times when the circuit was shortened and also made it possible to build the circuit back to a new track with normal (GP) lenght as the layout still excist today.