Dutch Grand Prix

The Dutch Grand Prix is a special event for multiple reasons. First, it consists of a track that's nothing short of a rollercoaster for F1 cars. Second, it's located right along the North Sea coastline, making for a fun-filled event. But most importantly, it's the base for millions of members of the 'Orange Army'.

Officially, the Zandvoort race marks F1's return to Holland after nearly 3 decades. But if we're being honest, the Dutch Grand Prix truly revolves around one man - Max Verstappen.

The Red Bull star's meteoric rise in F1 has resulted in a significant peak in interest among the Dutch for the pinnacle of motorsport.

The original track at Zandvoort paid little attention to important details like safety and viability. Back then , there were no proper barriers or mechanisms in place to properly hold a full fledged F1 race.

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Redesigned with Armco and race ready tarmac, Zandvoort hosted the F1 circus during the 70s and 80s before shutting shop in 1985. Niki Lauda won in '85 for McLaren in what was then the final Dutch Grand Prix.

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Fast forward to 2019 and F1 announced its return to Holland for the following season. The hype was real but sadly, COVID wreaked havoc on the 2020 calendar.

As a result, F1 called off this year's Dutch Grand Prix. Nevertheless, fans can remain optimistic of Zandvoort's much awaited comeback in 2021.

 

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