Could Zandvoort's challenging layout inspire other F1 circuits to change tack?
One of Zandvoort’s many triumphs on its Formula 1 return was its new banked corners adding intrigue to an otherwise tight and twisty track. While not a new concept to circuit designs, it might provide inspiration to other venues on how to spice up its own action
It was absolutely certain that the Dutch Grand Prix, the first in 36 years since Formula 1 last visited Zandvoort, would be packed to the rafters with fervent home fans.
Their orange-tinged rambunctiousness was delightful to behold, creating a bigger sea of orange since the last time the cast of Made in Chelsea took a dip in the Mediterranean. There were more flares than a 1970s clothes shop and a festival atmosphere that could rival Creamfields in its pomp, underpinned by a soundtrack from the Netherlands’ all-star cast of DJs to ignite the atmosphere.
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