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Dutch Grand Prix Returns To F1 Calendar
May 14, 2019
After a 35 year absence, the race at the Zandvoort track in the Netherlands returns next year thanks to an agreement between FIA Formula One (F1) officials and SportVibes, TIG Sports and the Circuit Zandvoort.
Dutch Grand Prix Returns To F1 Calendar

After a 35 year absence, the Dutch Grand Prix at the Zandvoort track in the Netherlands will return to the Formula One calendar in 2020 at Circuit Zandvoort.

An agreement was recently signed between Formula One officials and the Dutch Grand Prix—a partnership formed by SportVibes, TIG Sports and the Circuit Zandvoort—which will see the race run through at least 2023.

Heineken, a longstanding global partner of Formula One, will be the title sponsor of the event.

“From the beginning of our tenure in Formula One, we said we wanted to race in new venues, while also respecting the sport’s historic roots in Europe. Next season, therefore, we will have a brand new street race that will be held in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, as well the return to Zandvoort, after an absence of 35 years; a track that has contributed to the popularity of the sport all over the world,” Formula One Chairman and CEO Chase Carey said.

Circuit Zandvoort has a long history as a Formula One venue, and over the coming months, the facility will be rebuilt with help from Zandvoort town council and several other partners. The track and the infrastructure will be modified to meet the standards laid out by the FIA in order to host a Formula One event.

When the 2020 race takes place, it will be the 31st Dutch Grand Prix to count as a round of the World Championship.

For more information, visit the Formula 1 website.

Photo courtesy of Formula 1