Formula One Management Limited (FOM) has placed the Netherlands on the preliminary F1-calender for 2020. Zandvoort Circuit near The Hague seems to be the preferred track for the Dutch Grand Prix, but for the TT-Circuit Assen, which is also keen to host the event, the race is far from over.
Several Formula One news sites claim that Zandvoort is FOM’s first choice as location for the future Dutch Grand Prix. However, getting the track and the surrounding facilities up to Formula One standards will cost a lot of money, whereas the TT-Circuit in Assen is practically ‘race ready’.
Among Formula One insiders it is believed that if Zandvoort can acquire the funds that are needed for the necessary upgrades, it will host the Dutch Grand Prix in 2020. But if Zandvoort fails to meet the requirements, which is very well possible as the Dutch government has already stated that public funding will be out of the question, the Formula One caravan will probably come to Assen in 2020.
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