This page displays all the layouts off the
Zandvoort Circuit, including the temporarily-track from 1939. Some
layouts contain some pictures from that period of time, discover them to click on the parts of the track.
Circuit 'prijs van
Zandvoort', 1939, length
The track displayed above was only used
for the 'Prijs van Zandvoort' race organised in 1939. This race was the
first real automobile race in the history of the Netherlands. The
biggest parts of this roads still excists, only a part of the former
'Vondellaan' lays within the holliday-park nowadays.
for a small videoreport of the ´prijs van Zandvoort, wich was in
fact the first real automobile race in the Netherlands.
On youtube also an English spoken report about this 1939 streetcircuit from 'Circuits of the past'. It shows the situation nowadays in comparisson with 1939.
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). By this it soon gained popularity by
racers whom liked the altitude and fast corners the natural flow of the
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
In 1979, on behalve of the GPDA, the circuit was forced to build a
chicane at the old "Hondenvlak" section due to the fast increasing
speeds of the F1 cars.
This so called 'Scheckter-chicane' was made in a rush and had a temporarily status only for the F1 GP in 1979.
It's got his permanent status in 1980 when it was re-build into the new 'Marlboro chicane'
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, 1999-2019, length:
Circuit van Zandvoort, 2020-nowadays, length:
This is the 'new' Zandvoort circuit like it was till 2019.
Still nowadays the circuitlayout almost seems the same compared with this version.
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 and tabacco resttrictions) 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 this version of the Zandvoort track with DTM-legend Bernd
In order to the F1 returing to
Zandvoort after 35 years the circuit was modernized in the winter of
2019-2020. The layout is almost the same as the version before but some
turns changed radically and therefor this is really a new reborn
version of the racetrack. The track was shortened with 60 meters. The
Hugenholz slightly pused a bit in the direction of the Gerlach. To
still increase speed going into Slotemaker and Scheivlak the Hugenholtz
has become a steep banked corner.
The last corner, Arie Luyendijk, has got a banking also and has got the
looks of a real American banked corner like we see at the Oval-tracks
in the USA. In this matter, fast racing cars can take much more speed
in to the relatively short straight of the Zandvoort track.
The pit-exit has also changed. First it inserted with the track just
before the Tarzan at the brakingzone of this famous corner. Nowadays
after leaving the pits the exit is situated at the very end of the
Tarzan. So the pit-exit is much longer now and lays parralel with
the Tarzan at the innerside of the turn. After the Tarzan the pit-exit
inserts within the racetrack.
The Hans Ernst got a bit more asphalt at the innerside of the second
corner so its got a better flow and doensn't have to be the 'stop and
go'-corner like it used to be. Also al lot of tarmac run-off area's and
escape-roads were build instead of graveltraps.
CLICK HERE to drive a lap with Max Verstappen at the offcial opening of the reborn Zandvoort racetrack