The Dutch Grand Prix returns to the Formula 1 calendar next season and work is well underway to bring the Zandvoort track up to the standard required by F1 and the FIA, which includes renovating grandstands, widening the track, reprofiling corners and more.
Tasked with the work is contractor VolkerWessels, which has released a render of what the circuit will look like upon completion early next year.
Zandvoort hasn't hosted F1 since 1985 and with modern cars now quicker and wider, safety standards have moved on which requires the circuit to be widened to aid overtaking. Although several corners will be changed, they will retain their original character with the most radical change taking place at the final corner. This will be banked to 32 per cent (18-degrees) – double that of the Indianapolis circuit's famous banked turns.
A new medical centre will be constructed on site, built from 100 per cent sustainable wood in keeping with Zandvoort's promise of being as sustainable as possible. This includes using recycled asphalt for the track surface.
The pit building is also being expanded with an additional floor stretching 150 metres and will be used for F1's VIP Hospitality.