It’s race weekend at Zandvoort! Join the Dutch Grand Prix thrill with us and our founder Sir Jackie Stewart. We’re on a mission to rally support and shine a spotlight on our groundbreaking drive to beat dementia.
Who remembers when Sir Jackie clinched the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in 1968 and 1969 with Matra? The Zandvoort circuit itself has seen several changes over the years. In 2020, two significant changes were revealed: the final chicane was replaced by a banked turn, and the well-known Turn 3 was given increased banking. These adjustments aimed to challenge drivers more, enhance overtaking chances, and accommodate the newest F1 cars. These track innovations are a dream for every F1 fan.
“I’ve never seen another racetrack in Formula 1 like this one.”
~ Sir Jackie Stewart
Beyond racing, Sir Jackie championed safety. Disturbed by on-track accidents, especially at Zandvoort, he fervently advocated for enhanced safety protocols. Now he takes on a new challenge, the Race Against Dementia.
This weekend won’t just be about racing excitement. It’ll be a potent blend of adrenaline and awareness as we harness the spirit of speed and science to beat the global race against dementia with RAD Scientific Advisor and Chair of the World Dementia Council, Professor Philip Scheltens by our side.
And alongside raising awareness, we’ll be fundraising too. The Superstars’ F1 Experiences auction at the Champions Club will feature signed Sir Jackie Stewart memorabilia for you to keep in support of our dementia research. Can’t join in person? You can still back our pioneering work with Ferrari Trento’s auction and bid for a bottle signed by the top three drivers at Zandvoort. The auction ends on 5th September and you can bid here!
Top image: Sir Jackie Stewart (Tyrrell Matra-Ford) on the grid before the 1968 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. Photo by Grand Prix Photo