Straying away from its natural home of Germany, the Formula Three Euro Series skips over the border to Holland and the twisty sand dune surrounded circuit of Zandvoort this weekend for the 15th and 16th rounds of the season.

Signaling the beginning of the end for what has been an enthralling season, Zandvoort represents the home stretch for the drivers and more significantly a potentially title winning performance from Lewis Hamilton

Having hosted the Marlboro Masters in June, it will be the second visit to Holland this year for the majority of the drivers, although this time there are championship points rather than pride at stake. All eyes are on Brit Hamilton though who is looking to make it eleven or twelve wins out of sixteen races this year in his ASM Dallara-Mercedes. His chances appear very strong too having dominated the Masters race two months ago, leading home his team mates Adrian Sutil and Lucas di Grassi.

With a healthy 37-point lead over Sutil, Hamilton will be looking to increase his margin around the fast and flowing undulations of the former Formula One circuit and knows a good result could see him clinch the title with six races still to run.

"The Zandvoort rounds are crucial for me, as they offer me the chance of securing the title early", Hamilton stated. "Zandvoort is one of my favourite tracks, as it has got a lot of character. Furthermore, we've already found a good set-up for the circuit, during the Marlboro Masters. Although the other teams and drivers are improving consistently, I'll travel to Zandvoort in a confident mood and look forward to the two races."

Indeed, Hamilton needs just seven points to put the title out of reach of the Sutil and having dominated the season so far, few would bet against the Brit to take the lucrative title a little earlier than expected.

 

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