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Update construction works – week 5

Also in week 5 a lot happened at Circuit Zandvoort. A look behind the scenes at the construction works.

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Photo ▲: The final preparations are made at the base of the banked corner at the Hugenholtzbocht (Turn 3). Many drivers can hardly wait before they are allowed to race through this new corner.

Photo ▼: At the outside of the Tarzanbocht the first new curbstones have been placed on their position. At the exit of the Tarzanbocht (Turn 1) a “Double Curb” will be installed.

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Photo ▲: The work in the Mastersbocht (Turn 8) has arrived at the next phase as well. The “escape road” for drivers who make a steering error is now asphalted by the employees of Gebr. Van Kessel, which, like KWS Infra, is part of the internationally operating construction group Koninklijke VolkerWessels (Official Supporter and partner of the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix).

Photo ▼: Also next to the circuit there are plenty of works. The expansion of the pit complex is also approaching the next construction phase, while also the paddock behind it will be levelled.

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Photo ▲: In the foreground, work continues on the other new pedestrian tunnel connecting the visitor area of Parking A with Paddock 1, at the end of the pit lane.

Photo ▼: There were also asphalting works at the Hans Ernst-bocht (Turn 11 & 12). This is also a “run-off escape road”: drivers who brake too late can continue braking on this asphalt strip and rejoin safely at the second part of the turn. The part between the asphalt strip and curbstones remains a gravel pit, so cutting off the corner or exceeding track limits will result in a loss of time, rather than an advantage.

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Photo ▼: The previous update ended with the first asphalting works at the Tarzanbocht (Turn 1). From above, the result looks impressive. The straight line after the braking zone is asphalt, but the second part of the run-off remains gravel.  On the inside of the bend the “exit pitlane” is also getting more and more shape.

This aerial photo was taken with written permission and a license from Circuit Zandvoort. All safety regulations have been complied with. Without written permission (and a license) flying (including making video or photo shots) above Circuit Zandvoort is not allowed.

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