Formula 1 has initiated talks to bring the Dutch Grand Prix back on the calendar, with a street race planned in one of the country’s major cities.
F1 commercial boss met recently with local representatives to gauge the feasibility and timing of a potential project.
Zandvoort, Holland’s historical circuit which hosted the Dutch Grand Prix for decades up until 1985, was initially contemplated as the venue of choice.
But F1’s new vision of steering the sport partly towards destination cities may provide a compelling opportunity for Amsterdam or Rotterdam, with the incredible popularity of Max Verstappen adding to the project’s interest.
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The timeframe for such an ambitious project is not currently known, and logistical constraints associated with organizing a race in the city are likely to impose some huge hurdles.
Red Bull Racing’s Christian Horner believes a street race in Holland would be a resounding success, especially with Max Verstappen on the grid.
“Street races are always fun – they always have big crowds and big atmospheres, Horner told Motorsport.com.
“Obviously the amount of support there is behind Max in Holland at the moment means it would bring the country to a stop, so you can only imagine it being something huge.
“So as long as the venue and the track layout work, then why not?”
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