15 Motorsport Track Art Netherlands - Circuit Zandvoort
When was the track built?
Like Silverstone, Zandvoort was first opened in 1948, part of the wave of post-war motorsport enthusiasm that swept across Europe. Originally made up of a mixture of permanent track and public roads that snaked through the sand dunes of the Zandvoort resort town, the Dutch Automobile Racing Club – who initiated the plans for the circuit – brought in 1927 Le Mans winner Sammy Davis to consult on the layout for the original 4.2km track.
When was its first Grand Prix?
Formula 1 arrived in the Dutch dunes in 1952, with Alberto Ascari dominating the race as he led home a 1-2-3 for Ferrari. Formula 1 would go on to race on and off at the track until 1985 – before, in 2019, the announcement came that the championship would return to Zandvoort for 2020, after a 35-year hiatus. The Covid-19 pandemic meant that became 36 years and a 2021 date.
What’s the circuit like?
‘Really quick’, ‘pretty insane’, ‘crazy’ and ‘old-school’ were words used by the current crop of F1 drivers when asked to describe the Zandvoort track that many of them tackled in their junior category days. We’d also add ‘undulating’ to that list. The Zandvoort track swoops and flows through the sand dunes, creating a rollercoaster-like feel to the lap. And while the circuit was modernised in time for F1’s most recent return – including increasing the banking angle at the famous Tarzan corner to an Indianapolis Motor Speedway-trumping 18 degrees – Zandvoort remains a proper, challenging drivers’ track.
Circuit Zandvoort is a motorsport race track located in the dunes north of Zandvoort, Netherlands, near the North Sea coast line.
Our Track Art are supplied laser cut from 3mm Genuine Perpsex which has a 10 year guarantee against cracking or distortion through sun light and UV Rays.
With a choice of two fixings, you decide whether your Track Art is supplied with chrome stand off brackets (x2 although some tracks have additional). The installation is to simply mark your wall, attach the chrome backing (screws and rawl plug not included) and screw the chrome cap on, trapping the Track Art between.
Or supplied with no mounting holes and supplied with 3M double sided adhesive blocks which require sticking on the back and trimming to size with scissors or a knife.
Our Track Art is cut from Black Perspex which measures 290m wide by 190mm tall. The actual Track Art will be scaled to best fit these measurements but will not be compacted so as to maintain the original scale.
All our tracks have the race track name and direction of travel engraved on the start / finish straight but you may decide to personalise it as you choose.