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Galleries > Zandvoort Upgrades Dec 2019


9 December 2019: The installation of FIA homologated debris fences has begun at the Zandvoort circuit, Netherlands, a key milestone for upgrading the track to host Formula 1 in 2020. These debris fences are integral for the circuit to meet FIA Grade 1 standards, which from this year requires the installation of FIA homologated circuit safety equipment. Produced and installed by Swiss company Geobrugg, they are currently the only permanent debris fences in the world to have passed the new FIA homologation tests. The solution offered by Geobrugg also helps meet the unique challenges of the circuit as there will be a number of banked sections, including the final corner which is set to be an incline of 18 degrees. This is much greater than the nine-degree banking at Indianapolis and means that the top of the circuit will be 4.5meters higher than the bottom. Turn three of the circuit will also be banked in a parabolic curve and will enable two cars to run side-by-side. Picture credits: Dromo/Geobrugg AG

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