With the start of the new year, the restyling works at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza have begun, aimed at ensuring a place in Formula 1 for the Temple of Speed in the coming years. Among the main interventions are those related to the modernization of the track and infrastructure, but the Italian circuit is not the only one on the 2024 Formula One calendar undergoing restoration.
Renovation works also in the Netherlands
Just before the Italian Grand Prix, in the last week of August, Formula 1 will stop at Zandvoort for the Dutch Grand Prix, and it is precisely this circuit that is temporarily closed for ongoing work. Here too, the organizers’ goal is to meet the needs of Formula 1 to keep the track on the calendar beyond 2025, when the current agreement will expire.
Excluded from the championship in 1986, Zandvoort returned in 2021 thanks to the successes of the local idol Max Verstappen, capable of selling out the grandstands located a few kilometers from the North Sea. However, the major criticisms were particularly focused on the pit lane, considered too narrow for F1 standards. In this regard, the works will focus on expanding the pit lane, with the addition of six more garages. Specifically, the restructuring interventions are expected to be completed in April.
External area and restaurant
“This ambitious project has already begun and not only meets the requirements of the FIA but also strengthens the future of Zandvoort – a spokesperson for the circuit declared to gpblog.com – it will become a more versatile and cutting-edge circuit.” In addition to interventions closely related to the track, the project also includes the redevelopment of an external area, mainly open to conferences and corporate events, as well as that of the circuit’s restaurant, Bernie’s Bar & Kitchen.