Dutch GP at Zandvoort will return as from 2020

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The Grand Prix within the Netherlands will make its return to System 1 as from subsequent 12 months, 35 years for the reason that final time the race was held there.

The race will probably be happening on the historic Zandvoort circuit, the identical observe the place the Netherlands’ System 1 championship race was held for 33 years between 1952 and 1985. Heineken has been confirmed to be the race’s title sponsor.

The information was given by F1 CEO Chase Carey at a press convention the place he introduced the most recent addition to the 2020 F1 calendar.

“We’re thrilled to be right here in the present day,” began Carey. “There’s been lots of anticipation about this potential occasion so it’s nice to have the ability to handle it straight on.”

He went on to offer three explanation why the race at Zandvoort is so particular.

“We have now an unbelievable historical past at Zandvoort,” he stated. “We raced right here final 35 years in the past. We’ve had a few of our nice races right here, a few of our biggest heroes have raced right here and actually this observe is a tremendously essential a part of System 1.

“The second motive is absolutely the thrill and the fervour that exists right here in Holland. Holland geographically is a small nation however there’s no query that the center, the fervour is second to none and I feel the vitality in Holland is fascinating. Clearly, Max Verstappen has helped get one other dimension to that. However there’s only a love for this sport that draws us right here. Once I go to a few of the tracks and see the ocean of orange that exists, it’s extremely particular.

“And I feel the third motive is it’s nice to carry a brand new race to Europe. It’s not a brand new race clearly as a result of we raced right here 35 years in the past however for a era of followers, that is going to be a brand new race. We’re a worldwide sport, we now have half a billion followers all over the world and rising, and it’s no query the worldwide base of this sport is extremely essential to us. We’re excited so as to add new races just like the one in Vietnam that we’ll additionally add subsequent 12 months. However Europe’s our house. Europe’s basis. Europe’s the bottom on which we constructed this sport. And so to carry the game again to an excellent observe in Europe is extremely essential to us,” concluded the F1 CEO.

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The seaside race is the second addition to subsequent 12 months’s calendar, with the Vietnam GP having been the primary new addition that was confirmed by System 1. The Vietnam race is about to be held throughout the month of April in Hanoi.

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In keeping with Dutch GP sporting director and former F1 driver Jan Lammers, there will probably be adjustments to the Zandvoort circuit in order that it could meet the FIA required requirements in addition to the desires of System 1.

“To satisfy the desires of System 1 and the required requirements of the FIA the circuit and infrastructure will probably be modernized inside a number of areas, with the work accomplished properly forward of the race in 2020,” stated Lammers.

“As well as, the municipality of Zandvoort has just lately invested closely to enhance entry to the municipality and the circuit.”

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