Dutch Grand Prix to return at Zandvoort from 2020, Dutch Grand Prix returns to the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 2020. Zandvoort to stage first Formula 1 race since 1985. The race is expected to take place at the historic Zandvoort circuit from 8-10 May. The Spanish Grand Prix was held over that weekend this season. Max Verstappen gets home GP as Formula One heads to Zandvoort.
Zandvoort, which is on the North Sea coast and 40 minutes by car from Amsterdam, was a mainstay of the calendar during F1’s first four decades but the circuit last staged a Grand Prix in 1985. Earlier today, Zandvoort was finally confirmed to be replacing the Spanish Grand Prix on the F1 calendar from next season onwards after months of speculation and reports. This is the Grand Prix of the Netherlands, location: Zandvoort.
This race is set to be the 31st Dutch Grand Prix at the track. Prior to the 1985 season, the race had been held 29 times there over the course of the last 33 seasons, as it was first held in the 1952 season. Situated not far from the vibrant city of Amsterdam, Zandvoort is a major beach resort in the Netherlands, known for its long beach bordered by magnificent coastal dunes separating the North Sea from the track. When the 2020 race takes place, it will be the 31st Dutch Grand Prix to count as a round of the World Championship.
Silverstone is said to be close to securing a new deal, but Germany, Mexico and Spain are vulnerable, and all three could potentially go, although no formal announcements have been made. Italy and F1 have announced that they have reached an “agreement in principle” to continue the race at Monza until 2024, having agreed the cost of the new contract but not yet signed it.