Only a week left and the engines will Vrooooam around the track at Zandvoort. It will be the 37th Dutch Grand Prix that happens at the circuit laying in between the dunes of Zandvoort. The last two editions were won by Max Verstappen, and probably he will win the 38th edition as well. However, there were years that the Dutch Grand Prix was planned but cancelled due to several reasons.
Since the early days of Grand Prix racing many attempts were made to enter the Formula One and pre-war Grand Prix era. The period 1885 – 2023 contains over 650 Unraced projects. Every now and then new projects appear on the surface. To share with you all the stories i decided to summarize the stories per year. Don’t you worry, all the stories will be researched and eventually published. This
While the war was on full power in 1940, most of the autosport in Europe stopped especially in the countries invaded by Nazi Germany. Some countries like Spain, Italy and Ireland kept on organizing races. While in the rest of the world, until august 1940, races and even Grand Prix’s were organized. However, it would not take long before other countries would be involved as well in the war. If
Germany was in the 1930s the dominating factor in Grand Prix racing. Constructors as Auto-Union and Mercedes made history with their, sometimes futuristic design, voiturettes on the circuits. Sadly, the war made an end of their success, and meant the end of Grand Prix racing for several years. Despite the war, Alfa Romeo continued to work on their Alfa Romeo Tipo 512. It was intended as replacement for the Alfa