The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort celebrates its 8th anniversary on 6, 7 and 8 September. The racing programme features a mix of familiar and ‘new’ racing series like a championship for pre-war sports cars. Entertaining demonstrations and the drivers’ parade through the centre of Zandvoort are just a few of the highlights during the three-day motorsports festival. The ticket presale has already started at www.historicgrandprix.nl/english/.
Formula 1 and sports cars
The FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship for Formula 1 cars from 1966-1985 revive the era of the Dutch Grand Prix. Among the vehicles that can be seen on track are the Williams, McLaren, Lotus and Tyrrell that once were piloted by motorsport legends like James Hunt, Mario Andretti and Keke Rosberg. The recognisable race cars, the high speeds and screaming engines make the Formula 1 series as one of the public’s favourites.
The race of the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship promises to be just as spectacular. The spectators of the previous Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort editions will undoubtedly remember the impressive grid with primarily sports cars from the years 1962 – 1974.
This year’s race programme contains several national and international top series. Dutch competitors have always played a leading role in the race of the Gentlemen Drivers. Last year former Formula 1 racer Giedo van der Garde and David Hart made it to the podium in the race for GTs built until 1966.
The Dutch championships for touring cars and GTs are visiting the track traditionally with large fields. Spectacle is guaranteed during the races of the NK HTGT (until 1966) and the NK GTTC (1966 – 1981).
The Pre ’66 Touring Cars, from Mini Cooper to Ford Falcon, are also present. The FIA Lurani Trophy for Formula Juniors and the Historic Formula Two Championships are also likeable series competing during the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort.