Dutch Grand Prix

The 2024 Dutch Grand Prix is the 15th race of the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship, held on August 23 - 25, 2024, in Zandvoort, North Holland, Netherlands.
Date:August 23 - 25
Circuit:Circuit Zandvoort
Location:Zandvoort, North Holland, Netherlands
Circuit Length:4.259 km (2.646 miles)
Race Distance:72 Laps, 306.587 km (190.504 miles)
Record Lap:1:11.097 - Lewis Hamilton (2021)
Last Winner:Max Verstappen
Number of Turns:14
The historic race revived in a modern F1 calendar, with home fans taking over the circuit over the weekend, that's the Dutch Grand Prix. The first F1 race was held in the Netherlands during the inaugural Formula 1 World Championship in 1950, but not as a championship race.
In the first two editions, the Dutch Grand Prix was a non-championship race, and since 1952, it has been part of the Formula One World Championship. Held almost every year until 1985, with the exception of four seasons, when the race was not held due to various reasons.
But things changed in 1986, after CENAV, the company that took care of the circuit, went out of business. For more than three decades, the Dutch Grand Prix wasn't part of the F1 calendar, but in 2019, it was announced to make a triumphant return in 2020.
Yet, that didn't happen, as the COVID-19 pandemic changed the plans, and the race wasn't held in the 2020 season. But 2021 was the year when the Dutch Grand Prix made its return, and it was the best possible return for the home fans, as Max Verstappen won the race.
Currently, the Dutch Grand Prix is set to be held at the Circuit Zandvoort at least until 2025, and it's expected to go even beyond that, as the home fans, supporting Max Verstappen, often manage to make it a special race, especially since the Dutch driver won every race held since the circuit returned to the calendar in 2021.
The Circuit Zandvoort has a capacity of 105,000 spectators. It has 14 turns and is 4.259 kilometers (2.646 miles) long. Lewis Hamilton recorded the record lap in Mercedes in 2021 when he sped through one lap at 1:11.097 on the last lap of the Grand Prix, in which he finished 20 seconds behind Verstappen.