The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort offers much more than a three-day racing spectacle with the most extraordinary historic racing series. The event will be supported by exceptional demonstrations, the popular parade with race cars through the centre of Zandvoort and a ‘Hall of Fame’ in Zandvoort’s museum. The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort takes place on 28, 29 and 30 August.
The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort honours its tradition. It’s not a coincidence that the fastest and most extraordinary historic racing series are coming to Zandvoort in the final weekend of August. The Grand Prix of the Netherlands regularly took place around that time. Zandvoort hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix 30 times in total.
A long time ago, it was common for Formula 1 to drive on public roads, from their temporary pit boxes in Zandvoort to the circuit and back. This tradition has been restored with the drivers’ parade through the centre of Zandvoort. Historic formula cars, touring cars and GTs will pass thousands of enthusiastic spectators on Saturday evening. Local motorsport stars like Gijs van Lennep, Arie Luyendijk and Jan Lammers have taken part in previous editions and enjoyed the atmosphere. The exceptional Grand Prix ambiance revives in the Zandvoort area.
Hall of Fame
Zandvoort’s museum once again creates an exposition that is related to the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort. In this year’s edition the winners of the Grand Prix races at Zandvoort will be honoured. The ‘Hall of Fame’ starts prior to the Formula 1 era with Prince Bira (1948) and ends with Niki Lauda, who has won the last edition of the Dutch Grand Prix in 1985.
Expect thrilling demonstrations during the Historic Grand Prix weekend. For example two-time Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendijk has performed a show run with a Lotus 79 Formula 1 car. Lotus celebrated a double victory with this vehicle during the Grand Prix of the Netherlands in 1978. Last year David Brabham honoured his father Sir Jack Brabham, a two-time winner of the Dutch Grand Prix, with a demonstration in a classic Brabham Formula 1 car. The former Formula 1 drivers Jan Lammers, Roberto Moreno and Michael Bleekemolen previously performed at the Dutch race track with remarkable Formula 1 vehicles. There is much to expect in August as the fourth edition of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort allows more track time for extraordinary demonstrations!
Historic racing series
The crème de la crème of the international historic racing series can’t wait until the end of August. All renowned top-level racing series are represented like the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship (1966-1985) and the series with Pre ’61 and Pre ’66 Grand Prix Cars. Expect ‘Le Mans’ style starting grids of Group C vehicles and the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship is also welcomed in Zandvoort. The Dutch National Championship for Historic Touring Cars and GTs (NK HTGT) and the Dutch National Championship for GTs and Touring Cars (NK GTTC) are overwhelmed by the popularity of the event: all entries are reserved! The Gentlemen Drivers, the FIA Lurani Trophy, the Historic Formula 2 and the Touring Cars from before 1966 are also familiar racing series attending the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort.
Tickets for the event are already available for presale. A day ticket is available for just 20 euro and historic race car enthusiasts are able to enjoy the full three-day programme for just 40 euro. All tickets provide access to the paddock in which you can have a look at the historic cars from up close. Children until the age of twelve receive a 50% discount. The Paddock Club is for those who want to experience the Historic Grand Prix as VIP.
The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort attends the AutoRAI car show on 17 – 26 April in Amsterdam. The stand is accessible for those who are interested in the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2015 and its tickets and VIP package deals. Follow the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort also on Facebook: fb.com/historicgrandprix