Talks Have Begun Over A Dutch Grand Prix Return

Talks Have Begun Over A Dutch Grand Prix Return

F1 could return to the Netherlands for the first time since 1985

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand why Formula 1 has become so popular in the Netherlands.

The Dutch have always loved their motorsport but with Max Verstappen becoming the country’s first race winner last year, the popularity of F1 has absolutely sky rocketed.

This guy has made F1 pretty popular in Holland
This guy has made F1 pretty popular in Holland

Now Formula 1 wants to bring back the Dutch Grand Prix to take advantage of Verstappen’s huge support.

According to Motorsport.com, F1’s commercial boss Sean Bratches recently visited Holland to discuss the possibility of Formula 1 returning to the Netherlands.

There hasn’t been a Dutch Grand Prix since 1985, which took place at the legendary Zandvoort circuit, but the classic track is very unlikely to be able to host modern F1.

If the Dutch Grand Prix returns it won't be to Zandvoort
If the Dutch Grand Prix returns it won't be to Zandvoort

With that in mind, it’s more than likely to be… you guessed it, a street race in one of the country’s major cities like Amsterdam or Rotterdam.

It’s perhaps no surprise though that they’ll go down the city street circuit route with F1’s new owners Liberty Media wanting to make races more like Super Bowls.