Thursday 09 April 2020

Zandvoort Grand Prix postponed as expected, hunt on for new dates

The circuit from the air. Photo Essay Produkties via Circuit Zandvoort

What would have been the first Dutch Grand Prix since 1985 has been postponed, along with races in Spain and Monaco, the Formula 1 organisation said on Thursday.

The Grand Prix should have been held in Zandvoort on the first weekend in May, with Spain following a week later and Monaco at the end of the month.

‘Formula 1, the FIA and the three promoters have taken these decisions in order to ensure the health and safety of the travelling staff, championship participants and fans, which remains our primary concern,’ the organisers said in a statement.

The parties involved are now looking into finding alternative dates for later in the year.

‘The FIA and Formula 1 continue to work closely with affected promoters and local authorities to monitor the situation and take the appropriate amount of time to study the viability of potential alternative dates for each Grand Prix later in the year should the situation improve,’ the statement said.

The postponement had been widely expected following the earlier decision to cancel Formula 1 races in China, Bahrain and Vietnam.

The owners of Zandvoort race track have not yet commented publicly on the postponement.

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