Zandvoort extends deal to host Dutch Grand Prix for a further two years until 2025

Michelle Foster
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen on track during the Dutch Grand Prix. Zandvoort, September 2022.

Formula 1 has extended its contract with Zandvoort to host the Dutch Grand Prix until the end of the 2025 season.

Zandvoort returned to the Formula 1 calendar in 2021, Max Verstappen wowing his Orange Army as he took a comfortable 20-second victory over his title rival Lewis Hamilton.

The Red Bull driver made it two from two this past season, beating George Russell as he took yet another step towards a second World title.

Zandvoort’s initial contract was for three years, that now extended by two to run through to 2025.

“The Dutch Grand Prix has quickly established itself on the calendar as a fan favourite, bringing incredible energy and a great fan experience every year,” said F1 chief Stefano Domenicali.

“The sold-out events in the last two years have raised the bar in terms of organisation, entertainment, and sustainability, and we are delighted to extend our relationship with them.

“There is huge demand to host F1 races so it is testament to what the team have done to cement Zandvoort on the calendar until 2025, and we can’t wait to return next summer.”

Next season’s race will be held in late August, the Sunday already sold out, and will feature two Dutch drivers with Nyck de Vries joining Verstappen having signed with AlphaTauri after his breakthrough P9 on debut at the Italian Grand Prix as Alex Albon’s stand-in at Williams.

Jan Lammers, former F1 driver and now Sporting Director of the Dutch Grand Prix, added: “We are looking forward to the upcoming grands prix.

“With great races in which Dutch fans can now enjoy no less than two Dutch drivers. Of course, we will again offer an extensive and surprising entertainment program. With this we are again offering the ultimate race festival.

“We want the world to experience again how we as the Netherlands organize an event. It is unique that we are on the calendar with world cities like Las Vegas, Monaco, and São Paulo. And as we say internally, we are ‘Ready for Tomorrow’.

“We need and want to put on the F1 event of the future, which is not necessarily bigger but better, more engaging, more innovative, more sustainable, and more inclusive.”

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