Future of the Dutch GP is not guaranteed after 2025

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April 3, 2024 2:16 pm

Despite the great popularity of the Dutch Formula 1 GP, mainly due to the obvious connection with local idol Max Verstappen, the future of the race in Zandvoort remains uncertain beyond 2025.

Circuit director Robert van Overdijk told local radio station ZFM Zandvoort that renovations are being carried out to bring the track up to modern F1 standards, focusing mainly on the narrow pit lane and small garages.

“This was necessary. I remember when Carlos Sainz ran over a wheel gun and it was clear that the pit lane is very tight. FOM and FIA said: ‘If you want to continue, you need to do something’.”

However, the current Dutch GP contract only extends until 2025, and negotiations for renewal are ongoing, according to van Overdijk.

Asked about the progress of the talks, he said: “We are not an oil state, where contracts can be extended for ten or twelve years. We need a few more months before we make that decision. But it is clear that FOM would like to continue coming here, and you don’t make this type of investment for the short term”, concluded Van Overdijk.

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The article is in Portuguese

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