Today most corner names on circuits are named after sponsors or they are simply numbered. In the old days of motor racing, corners had original names. On this page we will explain how the corners at old Zandvoort came to their names.
The layout of the Zandvoort circuit has been changed several times. First for safety reasons, later because the construction of a vacation resort on a part of the circuit site. This page will show you how the layout of Zandvoort was made slower and how it lost half of the original layout.
A photo tour around the old Formula One race track of Zandvoort in the Netherlands, by Herman Liesemeijer.
The origination of the Panorama Corner
The Panorama Corner, Panoramabocht in Dutch language, was the chicane at the old part of Zandvoort, constructed at the end of 1972 as a part of renovation works for the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix Formula One. It was one of the many safety measurements that were required to the track. Without those changes there would be no Grand Prix.
This new chicane replaced the beloved fast right left combination "Bos In", qualified by Dutch racing driver Rob Slotemaker as "the difference between de boy and the man", to reduce speed at this dangerous part of the track.