The boys are back in town
Once a year historic times are revived on the Zandvoort race track. When the sun is still high in the sky, enthusiasts can enjoy the most beautiful racing cars of days gone by. Because during the Historic Grand Prix we go back in time and you can feast your eyes on inspiring racing series with large starting fields. For instance, more than 30 Formula 1 cars enter the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship.
Despite the fact that the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort is a relatively young event, it is an established name in the international historic racing world. Ever more appealing racing series and riders want to take part in this three-day motor sports happening. A great example is the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship, for Formula 1 cars from the period from 1966-1985. In 2015 30 Formula 1 race cars went to the starting line. This brings back the golden days of the Grand Prix in the Netherlands. It is therefore for good reason that the Historic Grand Prix draws more than 50,000 visitors and was nominated 'Motor sports event of the year' in 2015, which makes it one of the internationally leading events.
The series Pre ’66 Grand Prix Cars and Pre ’61 Grand Prix Cars, with a high Formula 1 content, also bring a traditionally large starting field to Circuit Park Zandvoort.
Something completely different, but at least as spectacular, is the one hour race of the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship with among others the ‘Le Mans’ sports prototypes from between 1962 and 1974.
Demos are traditionally a large and popular part of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort. Every year, a selection of the most famous and successful race cars comes to Circuit Park Zandvoort, with illustrious drivers at the wheel. In recent years fast and loud demos with Formula 1 cars from the 1982 – 2002 period and the Benetton B192 from Michael Schumacher, the Arrows A18 from Damon Hill, the Alfa Romeo 182B from Andrea de Cesaris and the Jordan EJ12 from Takuma Sato showed.
And as the icing on the cake, on Saturday evening a parade of over 100 historic cars will head towards the center of Zandvoort. After three great laps, the cars will be parked for everyone to admire. This unique spectacle brings many visitors to Zandvoort every year!