After coming away from the season highlight at the Norisring with two victories and five podium finishes, the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team now travels to another venue with a venerable tradition: the sand dune circuit of Zandvoort (10th – 12th July). Since its debut season in 2001, the DTM championship has been contested 14 times at Circuit Park Zandvoort. Built to fit in with the natural terrain, the track is 4,307 metres in length and consists of nine right-hand turns and four left-handers.
There are several uphill and downhill sections as well as challenging combinations of corners, some of them rated as ‘hair-raising’. With the proximity to the beach, sand is often blown onto the surface, which impairs grip.