Saturday 28 November 2020

Zandvoort Grand Prix will take place next September, organisers say

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

The first Formula 1 Grand Prix race in the Netherlands in 36 years will take place next September, the organisers said on Tuesday.

The Zandvoort Grand Prix should have been held in May but was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. It has now been rescheduled for the weekend of September 3.

The last Zandvoort Grand Prix, which was won by Niki Lauda, took place in 1985. The Dutch fixture then dropped off the calendar because it was to expensive to stage.

Former racing driver, Jan Lammers, of the Dutch organising team, told broadcaster NOS that the new date is a perfect one.

‘The summer holidays will almost be behind us, there is a better chance of good weather and the measures to control coronavirus are likely to be more limited,’ he said. ‘This is a fantastic date for Zandvoort and the entire region.’

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