F1 Dutch Grand Prix 2023
The 2023 Dutch Grand Prix sees the event take place in August for the first time since 1985. It will be the 13th race in the 2023 F1 season and the first event following the sport’s traditional summer break. 2021 saw the cross-generation battle between two drivers, with Red Bull Racing and Mercedes as front-runners. Max Verstappen secured the victory in 2021 and 2022. With Red Bull on top again in 2023, it’s likely Verstappen will make it a hat-trick of wins.
Where is the Dutch F1 Grand Prix held?
The Dutch Grand Prix is held at Zandvoort Circuit. It is a coastal town to the west of Amsterdam. The circuit is just over 4.2 km long with 14 corners. After redevelopment work ahead of F1’s return in 2021, banking was introduced at turn three and 14. This added a new challenge for the modern drivers in Formula 1.
Dutch GP history
Every single edition of the Dutch Grand Prix has been held at Zandvoort. A rare 100% statistic for an event that dates back to 1952. Alberto Ascari won the first two editions. He also secured both pole positions. The Dutch GP only missed out on the calendar once between 1958 and 1985. Jim Clark is the most successful driver, with four victories. Sir Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda are the two drivers sharing P2 with three wins each.
It is one of the few tracks in Formula 1 that neither Aryton Senna, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, nor Sebastian Vettel have won at. Though the latter two can be excused because Schumacher never made an appearance and Vettel didn’t have a competitive car in 2021 or 2022.
After 36 years, the Dutch Grand Prix returned to the Formula 1 calendar. After years of absence, Liberty Media could no longer ignore the demand for a GP on Dutch soil because of the gigantic Orange Army supporting Max Verstappen.
What time does the Dutch F1 Grand Prix 2023 start?
The Dutch Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 27 August, at 14:00 BST/09:00 EDT [15:00 local time]. The first two free practice sessions are scheduled for Friday, 25 August. FP1 will start at 11:30am UK time and FP2 at 15:00. A day later, on Saturday 26 August, FP3 and qualifying are scheduled. They start at 10:30 and 14:00, respectively. This is followed by the Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday, 27 August. It starts at the same time as the other European races.