Nov.11 (GMM) Zandvoort is a viable host of a relaunched Dutch grand prix.
That is the claim of the source Dutch News, reporting that there are “no insurmountable organisational, technical or logistical reasons” why F1 cannot race again at the former Dutch GP venue.
Amid claims the Netherlands wants to capitalise on Max Verstappen’s meteoric popularity and success, Zandvoort’s council and track owners commissioned research to be carried out by a company called Decisio.
Decisio’s subsequent report said Zandvoort needs some work.
“It would have to be done if more than 100,000 people come, but it’s doable,” said a spokesman.
The next step is to find investors, but Zandvoort owner and Dutch prince Bernhard van Oranje said actually organising the grand prix will take some time.
“The adaptations and infrastructure can be dealt with in a year,” he said, “but we still have to form a consortium and get on the calendar.
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Recently, there have been rumours […]
27/06/2016 Dutch GP ‘possible’ at Assen track – boss Jun.27 (GMM) Momentum is building for The Netherlands' return to the F1 calendar.
A month ago, we reported that Zandvoort, last seen on the calendar in 1985, was keen to return to […]
27/05/2016 Zandvoort eyes Dutch grand prix return May 27 (GMM) The Netherlands could be back on the F1 calendar by 2020.
The famous Zandvoort circuit and the Dutch grand prix have been missing from the calendar since 1985.
But with Max […]
26/07/2017 Verstappen ‘disappointed’ in 2017 – father Jul.26 (GMM) Max Verstappen is "disappointed" for one of the first times in his meteoric motor racing career.
That is the claim of the young Dutch driver's father Jos, who was also a […]
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02/02/2016 Britain clearing path for London GP Feb.2 (GMM) F1 has turned another corner on the long road to a street race in London. The idea has been doing the rounds for years, but it might now regain momentum after British grand […]
21/03/2015 FIA confirms German GP demise Mar.21 (GMM) F1's governing body has removed Germany from the 2015 calendar. The move follows both the Nurburgring and Hockenheim having declared that time ran out as they negotiated new […]
05/08/2016 Ecclestone credits Verstappen for Heineken deal Aug.5 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has credited Max Verstappen for tipping Heineken over the edge in deciding to enter F1.
In June, the Dutch beer giant signed a reported multi-hundred […]