Home  »  Bike Racing  »  Car Racing  »  Features

Counting Down to the 7th Edition of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

Submitted by on August 24, 2018

The seventh edition of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort will take place at the legendary circuit from the 31st of August to the 2nd of September, and we can’t wait to check it out.

The programme of the event has grown from strength to strength since its inception, and this year will feature a mix of top level international series ranging from Formula 1 into Le Mans-style sports cars and much, much more.

All four official FIA historic racing categories will be present at the 2018 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort, including the FIA Masters Historic Formula 1 Championship, the FIA Masters Sports Car Championship and the FIA Lurani Trophy. This weekend, Zandvoort will also set the stage for the inaugural FIA Historic Formule 3 European Cup.

Another crowd puller to be featured for the very first time are the Tourenwagen Classics from Germany. Former DTM cars from the ’80s and ’90s will rock Zandvoort with an impressive field. Cars like the Mercedes 190 Evo 2, BMW M3 E30 and Alfa Romeo 155 V6 are already to set to race and we’re looking forward to some iconic tin top battles.

Also present is the Maserati 4CLT/48, which was driven by motorsport legend Juan Manuel Fangio back in 1950. Nowadays the car is proudly based in the Netherlands.

On July 23rd 1950 the Grand Prix of the Netherlands took place at Zandvoort. Scuderia Achille Varzi entered two Maserati 4CLTs driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and José Froilan Gonzalez. Fangio’s car is present in Zandvoort, still in its beautiful original condition.

Porsche fans can look forward to the presence of some special cars from the factory collection in Stuttgart, which will be driven by, amongst others, Le Mans winners Gijs van Lennep, Jürgen Barth and Harm Lagaaij. Featured are a Porsche 908/3 Spyder, a Porsche 906 Carrera 6, a Porsche 961 – in fact a development of the Porsche 959 – a Porsche 911 GT1 and a Porsche 356 SL.

Another remarkable highlight is the presence of two Ferrari 156 ‘Sharknose’ Formula 1 cars.

Motorsport legend Phill Hill claimed the world title in 1961. The late Wolfgang von Trips gave Ferrari the first victory driving the Sharknose at Zandvoort in that particular year. During the Historic Grand Prix at Zandvoort Derek Hill, son of Phill Hill and Arturo Merzario will drive those two bright red beauties.

We’re looking forward to covering this classic iconic event, and will have a full wrap-up and gallery for you in the coming days.

If you’re in the area and would like to check it out, tickets for this not to be missed event can be found here.

Don't miss out! Our best stories, direct to your inbox!

[dfp name="home_tile11_300x250"]

Sign up now - it's free, weekly, and spam-free.