The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort celebrates its fifth anniversary on 2, 3 and 4 in September 2016. The racing program is a mix of the well-known public favorites and 'new' racing classes, including a class for pre-war sports cars. Appealing demos and the driver's parade through the Zandvoort center are examples of the many highlights of the three-day motorsport festival.
Formula 1 and sportscars
The FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship revives the times of the Grand Prix of the Netherlands. The cars of Williams, McLaren, Lotus and Tyrrell, among others, were once driven by drivers such as James Hunt, Mario Andretti and Keke Rosberg. They date from the period 1966-1985. The organization also expects a lot from the FIA Masters Historic Cars Championship.
Pre War Sports Cars
New in Zandvoort is the class Pre-War Sports Cars, which expand the program with races for pre-war sports cars. The field of participants, with the major brands from the years '20 and' 30, can certainly be called unique. The public can count on beautiful specimens from the manufacturers Bugatti, Bentley, Aston Martin, Frazer Nash and Talbot.
Formula 3 and other racing classes.
The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort welcomes two historic Formula 3 series this year. The 500 cc Formula 3 was active in Zandvoort as before. The class for 3 Formula 1946 cars from the period 1961 - 2014 was one of the major public favorites during the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort of 1000. The 3 cc Formula 1000 class debuts in the resort. The 3 cc Formula 1964 was the step from 1970 to 1 to the Formula 3. At Circuit Park Zandvoort, the British HSCC Historic F3 Championship and the Historic F1000 XNUMX cc European Trophy will be competed. The classes are also popular among the public and drivers Gentlemen Drivers, The Dutch touring car and GT classes NK HTGT (up to 1966) and NK GTTC (1966-1981). On the home circuit these classes are both represented by 57 cars.
Beautiful demo program
Porsche brings a number of unique racing cars from the Porsche museum. Gijs van Lennep and Jan Lammers, among others, provide demos with a Porsche 917, an 917 / 30 and a Porsche 956. BMW is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the BMW 2002 with a racing and demo program with an 25 number of BMW's 2002 and 3.0 CSL. Behind the wheel are Harald Grohs, Jan Lammers and Michael Bleekemolen, among others.
Owners of a classic with a year of construction up to and including 1985 are given the opportunity to use the Classic Car Parking. And the now glorious parade through the streets of the center of Zandvoort, which is one of the highlights of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort, will also be held again. The parade traditionally takes place on Saturday evening, a feast of recognition for fans of historic racing cars.
You can find more information about the spectacle in Zandvoort and the availability of tickets here.