The sixth edition of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort takes place during 1, 2 and 3 September 2017. In addition to familiar racing series from past editions, the event features some new championships as well like the Classic Formula 3 in which F3 racing cars from the era 1971 to 1984 participate. The beloved Pre ’66 and Pre ’61 Grand Prix Cars make a return after a one-year absence. The Grand Prix winning Lotus 49 of Jim Clark will be one of the stars when the legendary vehicle returns to Circuit Zandvoort for the first time in 50 years. Tickets are available from 15 euro.
Over 80 years of international motorsports will be displayed and seen on track at Circuit Zandvoort during the first three days of September. The FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship revive the era of the Dutch Grand Prix with a range of Formula 1 cars from 1966 to 1985. 25 historic F1 racers made an appearance last year and you can count on a similar field of vehicles for this edition. The series Pre ‘61 and Pre ‘66 Grand Prix Cars are familiar to the regular visitor of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort. These series for F1 and other Grand Prix cars will remind you of the early days of the Dutch Grand Prix.
Jim Clark’s Lotus 49 returns to Circuit Zandvoort
The Grand Prix winning Lotus 49 of Jim Clark returns to Circuit Zandvoort during the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort. The 50-year-old vehicle will not only grab the attention during various demonstrations, it will also take part in the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship, a series for Formula 1 cars from the era 1966 to 1985. The majority of the race cars that take part are powered by the Ford Cosworth DFV engine, which made a winning debut in the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix.
Two decades of Formula 3 history
The Formula 3 contributes to Circuit Zandvoort’s history as it was host of many races since its early days. The feeder series to Formula 1 has become an important part of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort. New this year is the Classic Formula 3, a championship for F3 cars equipped with a 1.600 cc engine (1971 – 1973) or two-litre engine (1974 – 1984). The championship hopes to welcome 30 to 40 cars!
After debuting last year, the 1.000 cc Formula 3 vehicles originating from 1964 to 1970 are also included in this year’s programme.
The NK GTTC, a series for touring cars and GT’s from 1966 to 1981, can count on a full starting grid of 55 cars. The Triumph Competition & British HTGT, combined with the Dutch MG Competitions, expect 45 to 50 participants. The series, which is new on the schedule, feature cars from makes like Triumph, MG, Austin Healey, Morgan, Marcos and many other British classic car constructors.
Sports cars, touring cars and GT’s
The FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship, for Le Mans type sports cars and GT’s from the years 1961 to 1974, has been one of the favourite series to many. Also, the Pre-War Sports Cars from the ’20s and ’30s will return to Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort after making a spectacular debut last year. The championship ‘Gentlemen Drivers’, for GT’s until 1965, celebrates its sixth appearance. The Masters Pre-1966 Touring Cars complete the race programme of no less than ten racing series.
Tickets from 15 euro
A day ticket with entry to the dunes is available in presale from 15 euro (30 euro for three days). Entry to the paddock, including access to the main grandstand, costs 25 euro in presale (day ticket) and 45 euro for three days. Children from 5 to 12 receive 50% discount, the youngest children may enter under guidance of an adult for free.
A ticket for the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort VIP experience, with access to the exclusive Paddock Club, is available for 115 euro. The presale has already started!