Despite the original plan, Formula 1 will run “only” twenty-two races this season, with the fourteenth event of the 2022 edition being the Belgian Grand Prix (Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix). So what is the program and where can you watch the entire race weekend?
The Dutch Grand Prix was featured in the Formula 1 calendar as early as 1952 and, like the British Silverstone, the Zandvoort circuit was first opened in 1948. The Netherlands was thus affected by the wave of post-war enthusiasm for motorsport that swept Europe at the time.
The first race was held on this circuit as early as 1948, but under the banner of FIA Formula 1, racing began here from the 1952 season (the official F1 World Championship was established in 1950 – editor’s note).
As part of the championship of the queen of motorsport at Circuit Zandvoort, Alberto Ascari won for the first time in a Ferrari. It was the Italian stable that won the Grand Prix of the Netherlands nine times. The second most successful team here is Lotus, who have won here six times. The most successful pilot is Jim Clark, who won four times at the circuit in Zandvoort.
The length of the track itself is 4.259 km and consists of fourteen turns. Circuit Zandvoort, as the official name of the circuit sounds, offers two DRS zones. The beginning of the first DRS zone is already fifty meters after the thirteenth turn, it continues to the last turn, the finish line, and ends at its end. The FIA placed the second DRS zone between turns 10 and 11.
There are also two detection points on the track. The first can be found on the approach to turn number 10, the second on the exit from turn twelve. Formula 1 has scheduled the Dutch Grand Prix as standard for 72 laps, during which the pilots will cover over 306 kilometers.
In addition to the detection points, you can also view the average speeds that the pilots achieve in individual turns, as well as what gear they usually shift to in a given turn.
Grand Prix of the Netherlands – program
For the first time, Formula 1 cars will take to the race track on Friday, September 2, specifically at 12:30 p.m., and of course as part of the first practice session (officially called Free Practice 1 – editor’s note). It usually lasts one hour.
FP2 will start on the same day at 16:00. The third and last free practice is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, from 12 to 1 p.m.
At the stroke of 15 o’clock the drivers and teams will qualify for Sunday’s Grand Prix, which F1 has scheduled to start at the same time.
Dutch Grand Prix – stream
Live broadcasts of Formula 1 races can be watched on Sport 1 and Sport 2 TV stations. Internet streams will also be available, and last but not least, F1 TV, where you can switch the onboard cameras of individual drivers.
However, F1 TV also offers other functions, namely live timing and detailed telemetry. In addition to the complete F1 programme, you can also watch press conferences or Formula 2 or Formula 3 training sessions and qualifications.
Dutch Grand Prix – odds
Last year Max Verstappen won the Dutch Grand Prix at the Zandvoort circuit with his Red Bull. He is currently also the leader of the Drivers’ Championship, the Red Bull Racing team also leads the Constructors’ Cup.
Verstappen will drive his home Grand Prix at Zandvoort and with Red Bull clearly the strongest car in the field at the moment, the Dutch driver can be expected to dominate his home race again this year.
Formula 1 World Championship race calendar for the 2022 season
March 20 – Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir)
March 27 – Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (Jeddah)
April 10 – Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne)
April 24 – Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna (Imola)
May 8 – Miami Grand Prix (Miami)
May 22 – Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona)
May 29 – Monaco Grand Prix (Monaco)
June 12 – Grand Prix of Azerbaijan (Baku)
June 19 – Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal)
July 3 – British Grand Prix (Silverstone)
July 10 – Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg)
July 24 – French Grand Prix (Paul Ricard)
July 31 – Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungaroring)
August 28 – Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 4 – Dutch Grand Prix (Zandvoort)
September 11 – Italian Grand Prix (Monza)
October 2 – Singapore Grand Prix (Singapore)
October 9 – Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka)
October 23 – US Grand Prix (Austin)
October 30 – Mexican Grand Prix (Mexico City)
November 13 – Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos)
20 November – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina)
With the date of September 25, the Russian Grand Prix at the circuit in Sochi also had its place in the calendar. However, due to the recent events in Ukraine, F1 has removed this race from the schedule, and according to official information, it will not be replaced by any race.