Circuit Zandvoort is inextricably linked to Zandvoort. A legendary and internationally famous track with a history going back more than 70 years. And still dozens of events are hosted there each year that thrill tens of thousands of fans. Besides several spectacular national motor sports events, the calendar also features international highlights like the Deutsche Toerenwagen Masters (DTM), the Masters of Formula 3 and since 2021, Formule 1 has also settled at Circuit Zandvoort.
Zandvoort is synonymous with beach and racing. A seaside resort with its own race track. That is actually quite unique. From the beach, you cross the boulevard and you are on the tarmac. Sun tan oil and motor oil. It is a perfect combination.
Historic Racetrack of Zandvoort
The sloping Old School circuit in the beautiful dunes appeals to the imagination. The Tarzanbocht, the Arie Luyendijkbocht, the gravel beds along the track. They evoke nostalgic feelings. Hearts start beating faster. Until the 1980s, official Formula 1 races were still being held at Circuit Park Zandvoort (CPZ Zandvoort). With the legendary Niki Lauda in August 1985 as the second-to-last winner of the Zandvoort Grand Prix.That the nostalgia surrounding historic races at CPZ is still alive and kicking in Zandvoort becomes clear during the Historic Grand Prix. Magnificent old-timers compete in the first weekend of the year at Circuit Park Zandvoort and parade through Zandvoort on the Saturday from the CPZ.
CPZ: Still very popular
Thanks to the success and popularity of Max Verstappen, the race track and motor sport are on the up again. Visitor numbers of 125,000 at the race events are no utopia. During the annual Jumbo Racedagen with Max Verstappen Zandvoort easily welcomes 100,000 day visitors. These numbers are expected to be even higher during Formula 1.
There are still dozens of events every year that delight tens of thousands of fans. Besides various spectacular (inter-)national motor sports events, the calendar also features several other events. The Runner's World Zandvoort Circuit Run, for instance, where tens of thousands of runners go over the tarmac, brave the beach and cross the finish line in front of the circuit grandstand via the village.