Formula 1 drivers say Zandvoort is going to be a “massively quick” circuit for their cars next year, but are concerned overtaking will prove difficult.Nico Hulkenberg, who won several races at the circuit in his junior career expects F1’s return will be “good fun, a good party.
“They can only fit one motorhome in the paddock there, it will be interesting to see who gets that spot!
“I loved Zandvoort during my junior times in F3, Formula BMW, A1. Good memories from there. Cool track, great location. And obviously Dutchies are already fired up and ready for a good party.”
“Even in F3 it was almost impossible to pass,” Hulkenberg added. “The track layout is not the most inviting for overtaking and racing unfortunately.”
But he expects the high-speed Scheivlak corner will be spectacular. “Definitely it was fun there. Scheivlak is one corner that was always one corner you had to be brave and ballsy. I’m sure it’s going to be massively quick in Formula 1.”
Valtteri Bottas said the track is an “old-school circuit that drivers love.”
“Making mistakes there in the high-speed section it’s going to be very penalising. We feel a bit more we are risking ourselves in that kind of track which is a nice feeling for a driver. So I look forward to it.
“Even Formula Three races there was a lot of people, a lot of spectators, good atmosphere. Many good memories from there. It’s going to be nice.”
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