Zandvoort has issued an update on the construction work currently underway at the venue, preparing for the return of the Dutch Grand Prix.
Work continues unabated at the Circuit Zandvoort as the venue prepares for the return of Formula 1 this May.
Week on week, the circuit goes through extensive construction work and organisers have issued an update of where things stand at the end of another week.
The picture below shows the final preparation work going on the Hugenholtz corner, which will feature some banking. The asphalt is yet to be laid down at this corner.
At Tarzan, initial asphalt work is underway, and curbstones are being laid down. A double layer of curbstones is intended for this spot.
Escape roads are being installed at various points through the narrow lap at Zandvoort. Pictured below is asphalt being laid down at Turn 8 (Masters).
Zandvoort have provided media with a drone picture of Tarzan’s new configuration, which features some asphalt runoff before turning into a gravel trap. On the outside of this is an escape road for drivers to take if they stray too far from the tarmac.
There were also asphalting works at the Hans Ernst corner (Turn 11 & 12). A run off escape road has also been put in place here, allowing for drivers who misjudge their braking to rejoin safely further through the corner. The part between the asphalt and the kerbstones will remain gravel, meaning cutting the corner or running wide is out of the question.