September 1st, 2021

The new classic

Historic Zandvoort is back. A long absence, started in 1985 and extended in 2020, when Covid saw the race cancelled, is finally over as Formula One returns to the Netherlands. Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN approaches the second stage of this European triple-header ready for action, after the disappointment of the washed-out Belgian Grand Prix.

Zandvoort is a place rich of history: a traditional venue for the European tour of races, a place where prestigious pages in our sport’s books were written. The original track may be gone, but the legacy lives on in the new layout, which incorporates many of the original corners – including the fantastically named Tarzanbocht, a banked turn that provides one of the most spectacular overtaking spots in the lap.

The team will hope for a better weekend than last: already having a race would be a step forward. A new track provides opportunities and Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will need to be ready to make the most of them. From the first moment on track, on Friday, to the chequered flag on Sunday, every second will be crucial for the success of the weekend.

The Dutch Grand Prix is back: now it’s time for the team to seize the moment.