Historic Formula 2 spectacle at Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

Historic Formula 2 spectacle at Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort welcomes the Historic Formula 2 for the fourth consecutive time. Exciting battles for podium positions are guaranteed between the drivers piloting Formula 2 and Formula Atlantic cars from the era 1967 – 1978. Visit Circuit Park Zandvoort on August 28, 29 and 30 to enjoy the former premier stepping-stone to Formula 1.

The Historic Formula 2 racing series formed a prominent role to prepare up and coming drivers for Formula 1. Clinching the European Formula 2 title was almost a guarantee to race in the pinnacle of motorsport afterwards. Drivers like Jacky Ickx, Clay Regazzoni, Jacques Laffite and René Arnoux are proof of that. Also Formula 1 champions Niki Lauda and Keke Rosberg laid their career’s foundation in Formula 2. 

Competitive and super fast

Regular visitors of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort look forward to the races. One of Historic Formula 2’s most exciting moments was the battle for the win in race two during the 2013 event. The first three drivers passed the chequered flag within 0,4 seconds! That was just after experiencing the thrills of the race one victory of Nick Fleming who’ve had a margin of 0,3 seconds. Darwin Smith won last year’s second race by less than one second over James Hanson.

The vehicles competing in the Historic Formula 2 are fast. Darwin Smith came just three seconds short to the fastest time set by a Formula 1 car in the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship.

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Big names

About 20 to 25 Historic Formula 2 and Formula Atlantic cars will race during the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort. Reigning champion Robert Simac and race winner Darwin Smith have registered and look forward to battle for victory.

Some of the cars used to be piloted by up and coming drivers who were pursuing a long and successful career in motorsport. The March 712 of Robert Simac is the former race car of Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. David Brown competes with the Brabham BT30. This is the former ‘office’ of John Watson, a five-time Formula 1 Grand Prix winner. Watson finished third with his McLaren-Ford in the 1983 Dutch Grand Prix.

Steve Seaman is the current driver of the Ralt RT1, the former race car of Eddie Cheever. The American driver scored nine podium finishes and won the Indy 500 in the year 1998.

Don’t miss it!

A three-day entry ticket for the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort is available for 40 euro and provides access to the paddock. A single day ticket is available for just 20 euro. Children from five to twelve years old receive a 50% discount and children under the age of five may enter for free under the guidance of an adult. Book your tickets via www.historicgrandprix.nl/english.

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