Circuit Zandvoort will become “CM.com Circuit Zandvoort” and is officially ready for the Dutch Grand Prix
Media update #4 was organised on the Zandvoort racetrack on 26 August. During this meeting, the media was updated on the completed upgrade of the circuit that can best be symbolised by the new Grade 1 license issued by the FIA. With that, the legendary track is officially ready for the arrival of the F1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix. In addition, the most important news from Circuit Zandvoort was the announcement of the collaboration with CM.com as a naming partner.
CM.com naming partner of Circuit Zandvoort
From now on the Zandvoort race circuit is called CM.com Circuit Zandvoort. CM.com commits itself as naming partner to Circuit Zandvoort. The partnership is the next step after the existing collaboration that CM.com has with the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix. A logical step with regard to the further development of the digital visitor experience. In other words: Circuit Zandvoort is fully committed to (digital) transformation with CM.com.
Upgrade circuit complete
Also, on the agenda was the completed upgrade of CM.com Circuit Zandvoort, which had suffered some delay as a result of the Corona measures. In addition to the license, there was attention for the expanded pit boxes, modernised race control, the new medical centre, the improved infrastructure, the Champions Lounge and the upgrade of the main stand. The challenging track was already officially opened on March 4 by Max Verstappen who drove the first lap on the renewed circuit in a Red Bull F1 car.
Grade 1 license
On June 26 2020, the FIA carried out the official inspection and subsequently the Grade 1 License for the CM.com Circuit Zandvoort was officially issued on July 7 2020. It marked the conclusion of several inspection moments, for example F1 Race Director Michael Masi visited the circuit in December 2019. At the time, Massi was already confident that all work would be completed on time and in accordance with all FIA guidelines. However, the restriction during the Corona lockdown has postponed the final inspection and the granting of the license.
Date F1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix in 2021
The 2020 Formula 1 season is in full swing. Unfortunately, in the Netherlands we still have to do without the first edition of the Dutch Grand Prix in the Netherlands. The patience of all racing fans in the Netherlands is being tested, but we continue to look forward to the return of Formula 1 to Zandvoort. At the end of the year, the new race calendar will be announced by the FIA and we can hopefully move towards The Ultimate Race Festival in Zandvoort in 2021.
Presentation documentary “Back on Track”
In the past year, the Dutch Grand Prix captured a large number of things on video for a documentary entitled “Back on Track”. On August 26, we will be launching part 1 of this documentary that we have produced in-house. It shows how CM.com Circuit Zandvoort was prepared in record time for the arrival of the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix.