This page displays all the layouts off the
Zandvoort Circuit, including the street-track from 1939. Every
layout has some pics from that period of time, discover them to click on the parts of the track.
Street circuit 'prijs van
Zandvoort', 1939, length
The track displayed above was only used at the
street-races in 1939 organised by the mayor of Zandvoort, Van Alphen.
Nowadays there is nothing left of wich you can conclude that there was a
racetrack once (like you can see on the pics).
Circuit van Zandvoort, 1948-1973, length:
Above displayed the first permanent road-racing track at
Zandvoort. It's a very fast track with challenging turns (Like Tarzan
and Scheivlak). The circuit changed in 1973 due to savety reasons wich
were very nessecairy. Till 1973 the circuit had no crash barriers, and
the only thing between the circuit and the spectators was a small wooden
CLICK HERE for on-board footage from the F1 GP of 1966 at Zandvoort.
The video starts just before going in to "Scheivlak" and shows
the rest of the old circuit till the finishline.
To get an impression of the Dutch Grand Prix in 1955 CLICK
Get amazed how close the spectators are in
this great clip were you can see every part of the old Zandvoort
Circuit van Zandvoort, 1973-1980, length:
The track from 1973 till 1980. There are crash barriers now and there is
a new chicane, the "Panorama" chicane, to slow the cars down a
bit before going for the last turn. .Dispite al this measures for safety
,there was a huge accident in the first Grand Prix at the new safe
Zandvoort in 1973 involving British talent Roger Williamson burned to
dead near "Tunnel Oost".
HERE for the full F1 race from 1973 with the accident involving Williamson at 11.45
(and be amazed how the safety regulations were at that time. Not to
imagne anymore but in 1973 the called the new Zandvoort the
safest track on earth)
van Zandvoort, 1980-1989, length: 4252 meters
Back in 1980, just like in 1973, there is a new chicane near old
"Hondenvlak" . The new chicane is called "Marlboro
HERE to drive a lap on-board with Alain Prost.
HERE for an excitting part of the 1983 F1 GP with Prost and Piquet.
Circuit van Zandvoort
Back in 1989 the circuit was almost banned out of Zandvoort due to a new
bungalowpark on the right of this trackmap.
But a "interim-plan" reheld the circuit from closing. The
straight became shorter and so a part of the track ("Bos Uit"
for example)pulled up to the north more to make way for the
holliday-resort. From "Hunzerug" the track makes a right turn
("Toyota") and goes from new "Nissan" turn to the
new "Bos uit". The dark grey part of the track is not being
used in this period but remains for future expansion plans.
HERE for a videoclip of the F1 demonstration by Jos Verstappen
in his Arrows at the 'Marlboro Masters of F3' 1996. At 4:00 you can see
the whole interim-track situation. Also take notice of the massive
crowds allong site the track at the very populair Masters of F3 event.
Circuit van Zandvoort, 1999-now, length:
This is the circuit like it is nowadays. At the end of the 90's the
track was expanded. The old-part towards Scheivlak was reopend again.
From Scheivlak three new turns, the new "Marlboro" (later renamed into
'Masters' because of the law) leading into a nother right hander
following by a left 180 degrees turn. From that point a new straihgt
ending at former "Audi-S" turn, renamed in "Hans Ernst" since 2013,
provides a second overtaking oppurtunity besides Tarzan-corner.
Old "Bos uit" was renamed in 2002 in "Arie Luyendijk", one of
Netherlands best drivers ever, he won the Indianapollis twice.
HERE to drive a lap at the new Zandvoort with DTM-legend Bernd
Schneider. The layout as in this videoclip still excist today.