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 formula one and may already be in talks.

And now, De Telegraaf newspaper claims that another potential venue for a Dutch grand prix comeback could be the TT Circuit Assen.

The track hosted Sunday’s MotoGP round, where a new contract until 2026 was announced amid plans for a EUR 60 million upgrade in the coming years.

“The question we are always asked is whether there can be a formula one grand prix held in Assen,” track boss Arjan Bos said.

“I answer that it is possible and if there is enough money to organise it, we will be there as an interested circuit,” he added.

However, he said this might be the goal for “a few years” time, as the circuit would need “some changes” to make it appropriate for F1.

Related News

  • 20/12/2017 Assen tackles Zandvoort for Dutch GP Dec.20 (GMM) The Assen circuit has emerged as a viable alternative host for a future return of the Dutch grand prix. With Max Verstappen's popularity, speculation is rising that the […]
  • 29/01/2018 F1’s Whiting gives thumbs up to Assen track Jan.29 (GMM) The Netherlands has taken another step towards F1 with a visit to the Assen circuit by race director Charlie Whiting. De Telegraaf newspaper reports that Whiting gave the […]
  • 28/11/2018 Hockenheim not worried about Dutch GP Nov.28 (GMM) A German GP official says he is not worried about news that The Netherlands could host a F1 race once again. De Telegraaf newspaper reports that talks between Zandvoort and […]
  • 19/07/2017 Former PM hopes for Dutch GP return Jul.19 (GMM) Former Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende says he hopes Max Verstappen can help power The Netherlands' return to the F1 calendar. Recently, there have been rumours […]
  • 05/11/2018 Efforts begin to raise Dutch GP funding Nov.5 (GMM) Efforts have begun to raise the money needed to organise a Dutch grand prix for 2020. It is reported that Zandvoort has been selected by Liberty Media as the venue for the […]
  • 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 […]
  • 13/06/2019 Politician wants grid girls on Dutch GP grid Jun.13 (GMM) A Dutch parliamentarian wants grid girls to be on the Zandvoort grid next year. Early last year, F1 owner Liberty Media controversially banned grid girls from every grand […]
  • 21/12/2015 Sepang to close for F1 upgrades Dec.21 (GMM) Sepang, the Malaysian grand prix circuit, will be closed for three months for repairs ahead of the 2016 race. Usually, Malaysia hosts an early round of the world […]
  • 22/03/2019 Carey in Barcelona for Spanish GP contract talks Mar.22 (GMM) Negotiations to extend Barcelona's contract to host the Spanish grand prix have begun. Spanish media, including EFE news agency, say F1 chief executive Chase Carey met with […]
  • 07/08/2019 Lammers denies 2020 Dutch GP in doubt Aug.7 (GMM) Dutch GP boss Jan Lammers has played down suggestions Formula 1's return to Zandvoort in 2020 is in doubt. Organisers revealed recently that, thanks to Max Verstappen's […]