The TT Circuit in Assen will not be organizing a Dutch F1 Grand Prix in 2020. On Tuesday, Formula One Management (FOM) announced that after 35 years, the Dutch Grand Prix will return to Zandvoort circuit next year.
Translation by Matthijs van Houten
The announcement was made by Chase Carey, the boss of Formula One Management (FOM) in the paddock of the circuit in the dunes. Dutch beer brand Heineken will be the title sponsor of the Dutch Grand Prix. The organisers are counting on big crowds because of the increasing popularity of the Dutch GP driver Max Verstappen. “We’re expecting a massive turnout”, director Jan Lammers says.
In recent months, the TT Circuit in Assen was in the race for organising the Dutch Grand Prix, but Zandvoort was on pole position during the negotiations with the FOM (Formula One Management). On Tuesday, FOM and Zandvoort agreed on a three-year contract.
According to Zandvoort, Assen was never a serious contender to host the Grand Prix, but the dedicated group of F1 fans in Drenthe have said all along that they were on standby if Zandvoort was unable to meet F1’s demands.
RTV Drenthe reports that the TT Circuit has congratulated the organisers in Zandvoort. “It’s an incredible achievement. As F1 fans with a big racing heart, we are happy to be there in 2020. Can you send us a quote for # HupAssen grandstand and parking spaces for 20 buses?”