I have just spent a very enjoyable two days reporting the Zandvoort Historic GP Meeting. Yes the weather helped but the pleasure came from being at a circuit which has real character Where else can you see hundreds of spectators watching, not from awful scaffolding built stands but from the natural vantage points afforded by the surrounding sand dunes. The track, with few run offs and a series of very stout barriers demands respect, like Pau, the driver pays for his mistake. Some grids, in particular, the GP Masters were very thin, but actually, the two races were hard fought, as was the Gentleman Drivers 90 minute outing. Martin Stretton won both heats of the Historic F2 with ease. Zandvoort is allowed four noise free meeting a year and I guess, faces similar problems as Monza. The organisers were happy to have attracted a record crowd, around 35,000. Plans are in hand to introduce an additional entry/exit. For Brits it's around the same distance as Spa from Calais although P&O operate between Hull and Rotterdam, which is on the doorstep. Amsterdam airport is also very close. Something else. Public tickets were good value, less than half one pays at Silverstone or Goodwood. All in all a very enjoyable weekend by the sea.