Time to make history again
After 36 years, Formula 1 cars left the Zandvoort pit lane for the first time on Super Friday after the Formula 1 car class last drove on the circuit in 1985. The long-awaited edition of the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix 2021 kicked off with the free practice sessions, where most drivers got their first taste of the new circuit.
Up to 65,000 motorsport fans were treated to a sun-drenched, diverse racing programme today, with the Formula 1 qualifying round as the highlight. The second day of the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix had a special ending, because Max Verstappen was the first Dutchman ever to take pole position at CM.com Circuit Zandvoort!
Many tens of thousands of race fans, mostly dressed in orange, experienced an F1 race on the renovated circuit for the first time in 36 years. The Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix weekend was closed festively on Sunday with Max Verstappen winning the Formula 1 race.