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Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by BrainsBush, Nov 2, 2018.
Contract has been signed for 5 years. Zandvoort F1 Grandprix back on the calendar
Jan Lammers just shot that down. Nothing has been confirmed.
Any sources for either? Can't see anything on Lammers's's twitting.
I love driving Zandvoort on iRacing, one of my favorites. The racing there though...not so exciting. I remember one race there, 3 of us were stuck nose to tail for 45 minutes with no chances for overtakes.
I think I would like to see F1 at Zandvoort, but not so sure it's going to go down well with the mainstream action fans.
This Friday it will de signed officially. Yep I know that mighty Jan has to temper the (Dutch) enthusiasm.
A local hotel owner in Zandvoort told me he could already make preparations for F1 package deals May 2020. Hopefully they will not disappointment him Cannot refer this as a reliable source although I trust him personally for the full 110%
The public sources indeed also have to mention the Jan Lammers quote "don't cheer too soonish".
Edit: BTW Aston Martin RedBullRacing also start to hint to Zandvoort
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
Just a friendly reminder about who currently holds the lap record at Zandvoort...
Well not Verstappen because it wasn't set during a race
Where's Vic Lee? Wonder if Corbeau are looking to get into F1 now
Correct, it's Klaas Zwart. That's good publicity too as he's from Holland and not Belgium
Friesland. Not Holland.
Which is why I always say "Netherlands" to refer to the whole Kingdom.
And that's the correct way, as Holland is only 2 provinces. We have another 9, and the Frisians, who think they're special.
Swot, but you're right
I expect some Frisians to imagine they've come from Atlantis.
Such a tiny country and so much to discuss
I'm also a Nederlander and not a Hollander. Although I worked for about twenty years in Holland (pittoresque Amsterdam) but happy and almost as proud as a Frisian to be a Brabo
Ooh and they will call the GP Zandvoort more like GP Amsterdam at Sea...
There's no genuine excitement for Verstappen in clog-land, none at all.
Spoiler: Oh, wait...
Zandvoort, onboard with everybody's favourite Belgian lad:
Adios Barcelona, Welkom Zandvoort
*Not confirmed but strongly backed up rumoured
Zandvoort is officially back on the F1 calendar --> Heineken Dutch Grand Prix
3 year contract with an option to extend by 2x1 year
The public will get the news with a festivity event around the upcoming Jumbo Racing Days (17-19 May)
Within 24 hours you will read the news. Remember you read it here first
If I tell my source I have to....well you know....
Man, how I hope that you are wrong.
There is no way that Zandvoort will be ready in a year. Even if the track gets up to F1 standards, nothing else will be. The roads will stay as they are, and thus highly insufficient. The railroad is a joke and will never see an increase of capacity. In fact, the NS (Dutch Railroad company) already stated that it will never be able to handle the influx of fans.
For those who think about going to Zandvoort, stay at home or go to Zandvoort 5 days early, and be prepared to pay shocking amounts of money for a room, as a lot of hotels are owned by the same royal crook and friends who owns the track.
Not 100% but people are running with the story...
I'm not that familiar with the area, but I'd imagine they'll close off the sea front road between Zandvoort and Haarlem and use a fleet of Shuttle buses into circuit to get people into the circuit.
All hotels, bungalow parks etc already fully booked...better start cycling from Tilburg
For me personally: overcrowded and that is not good for my nerves.
Room with a view towards the circuit €12.500. haha And I bet people/sponsors will pay that rate. Crazy world
Better to park you car or grab the train already in Utrecht or may be Amsterdam Zuid Oost and then continue by shuttle buses. Traffic will be a mess from Amsterdam to Haarlem/Zandvoort. Good luck!
I already stated that I will not go to Zandvoort for an F1 race, I can see half a million people showing up.
I went there when Schumacher and Ferrari were there for a demonstration during an event. The weather was great, and the traffic jams were absolutely ridiculous. F1 on a shiny day will be vehicular apocalypse in the dunes.
Even if they turn the roads into one way streets to double the capacity, let say South in North out, Zandvoort itself will be one giant parking lot, as there are no large parking lots in a 20 km radius around the track. Aerdenhout and Bentvelt will be locked for those not living there, and Haarlem and Heemstede are full anyway.
The only way I can see this happen is, as said, using a giant fleet of busses driving circles.
Well, there's always the beach.
Amphibious Landing Craft perhaps... deploying hundreds of thousands of Max fans onto the beach, to charge over the dunes, through the caravan park and onto the main straight!
Still find Zandvoort an illogical choice, as Assen has better accommodations, better accessibility and can hold way more attendees.(more people more ticket money)
Must be our royal slumlord's agenda getting the track upgraded with money of others, without spending a dime himself.
Pay 300 to sit on a dune.
Having a Dutch GP will hurt ticket sales for Spa. And they finally had decent numbers again because of all that orange pouring over the border.
Spa's saving grace is that Zandvoort seems to be planned for the start of the European season while Spa is staying at the end. A few months gap might help encourage people to do both.