Curious what happened at Circuit Zandvoort in week 8? Then take a look behind the scenes with Update Friday.
Photo ▲: Week 8 had a special milestone: the circuit was given a new top layer at various locations, specially designed by VolkerWessels and Dromo Circuit Design under the name FlyingDutch.
Photo ▼: The pit lane has also undergone a transformation. The ‘working lane’ has been provided with a mixed top layer, in which asphalt and concrete have been mixed with each other. On the horizon you can also see part of the new wall, directing competitors from the pit lane in the direction of ‘Pit Exit’.
Photo ▲: Also at the entrance of the pit lane work was still in full swing. The ‘pitwall’, is hereby reinstalled.
Photo ▼: In between all this work in the pit lane, the trucks with the FlyingDutch asphalt were neatly waiting in the Tarzanbocht (Turn 1) for their deployment. In the foreground you can see that also the asphalting works on Paddock 1 are heading towards the final phase.
Picture ▲: The expansion of the pitboxes is progressing smoothly. The complex is starting to take more and more shape.
Photo ▼: And also in the Tarzan curve (Bend 1) a lot of work has been done. The new tire stacks there are now equipped with a rubber conveyor belt. This prevents the tyre stack from losing its energy-absorbing structure in the event of an impact. In the meantime, the ‘run-off escape road’ has been connected to the circuit route and work on the ‘Double Kerb’ is almost complete. The white markings have been placed in preparation for the application of the final top layer.
Photo ▲: But we end the Update Friday with a nice view on the renewed Hugenholtzbocht (Turn 3). Not only is the circuit here equipped with a challenging banking and a special asphalt top layer, the circuit is also much wider than the previous Hugenholtzbocht. That promises a lot of great duels!
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.
On to the next update!