The Zandvoort Circuit is a classic 4.3 kilometer race track located in Zandvoort, Netherlands, that tests the skill of racers with its challenging turns, elevation changes, and long straightaways.
Nearest track of a similar category is Assen (148 kilometers away).
The Zandvoort circuit is located on the North Sea coast near the Dutch town of Zandvoort.
The track was originally built in 1948 and has a total length of 4.252 kilometers.
It is often referred to as ‘The Circuit Park Zandvoort’.
It hosted the Formula One Dutch Grand Prix every year from 1952 to 1985.
The most remarkable characteristic of the circuit is the high dune sections, which provide spectacular views across the entire track.
It is often said that the track was designed on the basis of a Go-Kart track with long straights and lots of tight corners.
During the Dutch Grand Prix in 1985, the race was stopped on lap 28 out of fear that Nigel Mansell would go airborne at the high dunes.
The track was completely renovated in 2001 and new modifications such as a bridge and a large half-pipe were added in 2020.
Due to the addition of new features, the length of the track is now 4.307 kilometers.
In 2021, the track will be hosting its first Formula One race since 1985.