Legendary Zandvoort back on F1 calendar!

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  1. Dennisch

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    I doubt it. Bernhard JR likes money, and Max has created a giant herd of sheep who will empty their wallets to see a Dutch GP, while wearing Bernhard van Oranje shirts.
     
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  2. Mike-ZENKAI

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    Can't imagine that it can be held in Zandvoort within a year. It is presently a rather big pile of old crap.

    But with a royal connection it wouldn't surprise me, good way to spend someone else there money.

    Can remember the Marlboro Master races end of the 90's. Only 100k people and Zandvoort was blocked completely during the whole weekend. Nothing changed since.
     
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    Upcoming Jumbo Racing Days is again a good 'repetition' for handling vast groups of people. Expected 125K visitors.
    If it is the same as the previous edition....well good luck but not me.
     
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    I was at this one.



    And a couple of DTM races in the 00's, and I was there again last year in June, during a non event day, and I agree with you that nothing changed, except for the track surface and parts of the crash barriers.

    It will never be ready unless the royal turd will pay for 11 months of uninterrupted rebuilding of everything.
     
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    They could extend the track length by adding a loop-the-loop perhaps.
     
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  6. Mike-ZENKAI

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    @Dennisch

    Was at that event as well, I stayed at a rented bungalow in the park besides the circuit. Was great with a F1, WRC and GP500 at the track at the same time.

    Been to most Malboro Masters.
     
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    In 2 hours time (11am) official press conference @ circuit zandvoort!!!!

    :cheers:



    Spy.
     
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  8. BrainsBush

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    And around 10AM you will read already the first 'scoops' ;) With indeed at 11 the official press moment.
     
  9. spyrrari

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    its official!!! next 3 years dutch gp!!!
     
  10. baldgye

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    Hurrah!
    Another track for people to moan about how it's impossible to over take in an F1 car and how there isn't any racing in F1!
     
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  11. Jimlaad43

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    Once again we see a post like this with no source. It's not anywhere on reputable sites at the moment.
     
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  13. Dennisch

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    Get ready for Cluster**** 2020!
     
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  14. spyrrari

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    am watching a live press conference where they made it official!!! ... its in Dutch,so not mutch use to post the link... ;)



    Spy.
     
  15. JarreauPique

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    Excited but how are they going to get everything ready in one year?
     
  16. Dennisch

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    They won't, and then they'll apologise and say : with the knowledge we have now...
     
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    The circuit may not be ready but it's nice to see the return of a traditional European Grand Prix rather than another Middle-Eastern Tilkedrome...
     
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    Yes but we won't get people complaining about 'another' boring Tilkedrome in a country with questionable human rights, played out in front of empty grandstands...

    I just hope they don't totally **** the character of the circuit.
     
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    thank the gods
     
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  20. ShiftingGears

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    Are they also chopping all wings off the cars so that they might be able to actually race at the shrivelled remains of the track?
     
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    Judging by the amount of space its more likely to be played out in front of no grandstands.

    I am hoping it will still be possible to crash at the circuit without mechanical failure.
     
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    They've done that already.
     
  23. YukinoSuzuka

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    Don't forget the weather at Zandvoort.. The chance of getting a wet race is even higher than on Silverstone I guess :D

    Only downside, it can be pretty foggy around Zandvoort, so the helicopters can't take off and land.
     
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    We should probably remove the question mark from the thread title :lol:
     
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    The first changes have been announced by Jan Lammers.

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    Turn 2 will get a larger run off area. Turn 3 will be widened on the inside, and turn 12 will become a banked corner to make it a flat out corner with the DRS open. And the finish line will move a bit towards to the Tarzanbocht.
     
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  26. BrainsBush

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    And they will provide Gazelle bikes for the sportive fans who like to park the car abit further away.
     
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  27. Jimlaad43

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    Some Twitter journalist drew what is expected.
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    Preserves the best part of the track - turns 4-9, while giving a longer straight into Tarzan without having to move it. Also the new final corner should actually have space for decent runoff.

    They better keep Scheivlak and Mastersbocht as gravel and grass runoffs respectively. The walls might will need extending back, but a nice sea of gravel is what makes the corners, and keeps the Youtube views coming.
     
  28. andrea

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    RIP the Dutch infrastructure those four days.
     
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    Absolutely. Any questions of the track being ready and up to F1 standards aside, one thing that will require and immense amount of work and therefore investment is the infrastructure of the surrounding area. I find it difficult to believe it can be sorted in a single year.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy that F1 is coming back to another European location, but I fear that next year is too soon for Zandvoort - they should have given it 2 possibly 3 years to allow for all the preparation and work to be completed.
     
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    Don’t watch modern f1 at all, but cool news as Zandvoort is a legendary track I love.