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F1 Legends

F1 Legends - Fangio 1955
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Eight F1 cars of legendary drivers who took part in the Grand Prix of Zandvoort from 1948 to 1970 can be admired.

F1 Legends Ascari, Fangio and Clark
Highlights of the retrospective are undoubtedly the winning Ferrari 500 F2 (1952/53) by Alberto Ascari, the winning Mercedes-Benz W196 (1955) by Juan Manuel Fangio and the winning Lotus 33 (1965) by Jim Clark.

In 1952 and 1953 Ascari became F1 world champion in his Ferrari 500 F2, partly due to his victories at Zandvoort in both years. In the 1953 season, he took no less than seven victories in a row. A record that lasted until 2013. Alberto Ascari was the first world champion for Ferrari.

In 1954 and 1955 Juan Manuel Fangio became F1 world champion. In 1955 Fangio achieved Mercedes-Benz's only victory at Zandvoort with his Mercedes-Benz W196. Juan Manuel Fangio is considered the best driver of the 1950s and 1950s. His record of five world titles in Formula 1 stood for 46 years.

Jim Clark became F1 world champion in 1963 and 1965. With his Lotus 33, equipped with the Coventry Climax V8 engine, he took the victory at Zandvoort in 1965. Clark holds the record with four wins at Zandvoort and is considered the best car racer of the 1960s.

More F1 Legends
The Talbot Lago T26C (1950/51) of the French driver Louis Rosier, the BRM P25 (1959) of the Swede Jo Bonnier and the Lotus 49 of Graham Hill that won the Grand Prix of Zandvoort are also part of the exhibition. . Louis Rosier was victorious at Zandvoort in 1950 and 1951 when the Grand Prix did not yet officially count towards the F1 World Championship. Jo Bonnier achieved his only F1 victory of his career in 1959 at the Grand Prix of the Netherlands.

F1 Legend Graham Hill
The Lotus 49 of two-time F1 world champion Graham Hill is also present. Not Graham Hill but Jim Clark crowned the debut of this car in 1967 with a victory at the Grand Prix of Zandvoort. The Lotus 49 was a revolutionary design. The new Ford DVF-Cosworth V8 engine was part of the chassis, a rare occurrence until then. From 1967 to 1983, no fewer than 155 Grand Prix were won by a car with a DFV-Cosworth V8.

Dutch F1 Legends
The HWM - ALTA (1952) by Dries van der Lof and the Porsche 718 (1960) by Carel Godin de Beaufort complete the grid. Dries van der Lof was, together with Jan Flinterman, the first Dutchman to start in an F1 race. With his HWM - ALTA he took part in the Grand Prix of Zandvoort in 1952 but did not complete enough laps to be classified. Carel Godin de Beaufort achieved his first World Cup point at Zandvoort in 1962, in sixth place.

The F1 Legends exhibition gives a wonderful picture of the technical development within Formula 1 in the period 1948-1970. Regulation changes at the time also influenced, among other things, the maximum cylinder capacity and whether or not a compressor could be used. The evolution is visible from a conventional tubular frame to a so-called monocoque chassis, which was much stiffer and with the engine placed in the rear instead of the front.

Louwman Museum F1 Legends

Dates and Times

1 July 4 September
10:00 – 17:00
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10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
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The Louwman Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs. Closed on Mondays.

During public holidays other opening hours than usual may apply. Check details on https://www.louwmanmuseum.nl/Bezoeken/Bezoekers-informatie.aspx
€ 7,50 - 17,50
Normaal € 17,50
Kind 13 t/m 18 jr € 9,50
Kind 5 t/m 12 jr € 7,50
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