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Dutch Grand Prix promoter Jan Lammers thinks some circuits will use the COVID-19 pandemic to stay on the F1 calendar post-2020.
Zandvoort sporting director Jan Lammers is open to a Dutch GP without fans but says Liberty Media must waive the hosting fee.
Whether or not F1 heads to Zandvoort this year will depend on fans and funds according to promoter Jan Lammers.
The chances of the Netherlands hosting a grand prix this season have been dealt a blow by the government’s decision to ban mass gatherings until September.
Dutch F1 commentator Olav Mol believes that starting the 2020 season in England before racing through Europe is the only option.
Jan Lammers, sporting director of the Dutch Grand Prix, says it’s “just not possible” for organisers to hold the race without fans.
Daniel Ricciardo is hopeful that Formula 1 can still hold the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort at some point in 2020.
Max Verstappen’s manager Raymond Vermeulen has said they are “sorry” that the Dutch GP was postponed, but found out by the press release like everyone else.
Dutch Grand Prix promoter Jan Lammers says maybe it would be better to hold off on hosting a Dutch Grand Prix until “next year”.
Dutch Grand Prix sporting director Jan Lammers is still waiting for an official decision from F1 and the FIA on whether the race will go ahead as planned.
There is some confusion about the Dutch and Spanish GPs after F1 said it expects to begin the championship at the “end of May” but made no mention of cancelling either race.
Max Verstappen believes the banking introduced to Circuit Zandvoort adds a “new dimension” and will give drivers different lines to take.
Formula 1 will return to the Netherlands in two months time for the Dutch GP with a star Dutch driver on the grid in Max Verstappen.
Pirelli will bring a special tyre to the second week of testing designed for Zandvoort’s banked corners which it wants teams to try out.
Bosses at the Zandvoort circuit have assured that there will be no repeat of the disastrous 2005 US GP when the Dutch GP returns to F1 next year.
The Zandvoort Circuit, which will host the Dutch GP from 2020, is working towards meeting the FIA Grade 1 safety standards.
It has been confirmed that Zandvoort, home of the Dutch GP from 2020, will have two banked corners, and that creates a challenge for Pirelli.
As part of the plans to bring Zandvoort circuit up to scratch for the Dutch GP next year, the banking at its final corner will be made twice as steep as Indianapolis.
It has been confirmed that the Zandvoort Circuit will retain its gravel traps for the return of the Dutch GP in 2020.
George Russell says the Dutch Grand Prix’s return next season will be great for the home crowd and Max Verstappen, but not for racing.
Formula 1 will return to Zandvoort next season, bringing to an end the Dutch circuit’s 35-year absence from the calendar.
Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn says the return of the Dutch GP represents the sport’s philosophy to mix tradition with new events.
Confirmation is expected on Tuesday of the return of the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix in 2020.