The work at Circuit Zandvoort is still in full swing. A look behind the scenes at the work and changes in week 4.
Photo ▲: Sand movement work has been completed at a number of locations and the next phase has begun: the installation of marram grass. In the background lies the Rob Slotemaker curve.
Photo ▼: The placement of the curbstones on the inside of the Hugenholtz bend is almost complete. The renewed version of this third corner of Circuit Zandvoort will cause a lot of fireworks, thanks to the spectacular banking that has been created.
Photo ▲: New curbstones have also been placed at other locations. At the exit of the Masters curve (turn 8) the series of curbstones has been renewed and extended. In the background you can see the layout for an asphalt run-off lane, which gives drivers the opportunity, in the event of a steering error, to get the car under control via an asphalt path and safely rejoin at Turn 9.
Photo ▼: There is also plenty of work next to the track. The Dutch company GEO Hazards is taking care of the installation of new FIA safety fences. This will allow the races to take place safely for both drivers and the public.
Photo ▲: The roller reinforces the base of the banking of the renewed Arie Luyendykbocht (Turn 14). In the foreground, work continues on the new pedestrian tunnels connecting the outside of the track to the paddock.
Photo ▼: Asphalt is also being laid. The first location is the run-off strip at the Tarzanbocht (Turn 1). Drivers who brake too late, can continue braking on this asphalt strip and safely rejoin via the outside of the turn. The second part of the exit zone remains a gravel bed.
Photo ▼: The result is already clearly visible, with the main straight of Circuit Zandvoort shrouded in fog in the background. At a later stage, a similar asphalt strip will be added to the run-off area at the Hans Ernstbocht by the employees of Gebr. Van Kessel, which is part of the internationally operating construction group Koninklijke VolkerWessels (Official Supporter and partner of the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix).
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