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Zolder

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Circuit Zolder
Location 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
Time GMT +1
Events F1, DTM, Champ Car
Length km 3.977
Length mi 2.471
Turns 10
Record time
Record driver
Record team
Record year


The Circuit Zolder, also known as Circuit Terlaemen, is an undulating 3.977 km (2.471-mile) motorsport race track in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.

Built in 1963, Zolder hosted the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix on 10 separate occasions in the 1970s and 1980s. Unfortunately, Zolder is probably best remembered as the place Gilles Villeneuve lost his life during qualifying at the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix, an event that signified the beginning of the end for the Flemish circuit as a Formula One venue (although the accident was not caused by problems with the track). The Belgian Grand Prix was held here only once more before switching to Spa Francorchamps which has hosted the Belgian Grand Prix nearly every year since.

On two occasions Zolder has hosted the World Championship Road Cycling; 1969 and 2002 and the World Championship Cyclo Cross in 1970 and 2002.

Now, Zolder hosts a round of the World Series by Renault championship, as well as the national GT Belcar championship, including the Euphony 24 Hours of Zolder, and many more. In the beginning of 2006, the track underwent some adaptations to increase safety. In 2007, the track hosted a Champ Car World Series Grand Prix, and a round of the FIA GT Car Championship.


Formula One Past Winners

Year Driver Constructo Report
1984 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Michele Alboreto Ferrari Report
1982 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Watson McLaren-Ford Report
1981 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford Report
1980 22px-Flag of France.png Didier Pironi Ligier-Ford Report
1979 22px-Flag of South Africa.png Jody Scheckter Ferrari Report
1978 22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Report
1977 22px-Flag of Sweden.png Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford Report
1976 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1975 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1973 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report

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