Beginning in 2020, it’s going to be the 31st Dutch Grand Prix as a part of a global championship season and can run for no less than 3 years.
In Might final 12 months, an exhibition match with Verstappen and different Pink Bull drivers at Zandvoort attracted greater than 110,000 fanatics.
“From the start of our tenure in Method 1, we (Liberty Media) stated we would have liked to race in new venues, whilst additionally respecting the game’s ancient roots in Europe,” stated Chase Carey, Method One’s chairman and CEO.
“In recent times, we have now observed a resurgence of pastime in Method One in Holland, principally because of the enthusiastic toughen for the gifted Max Verstappen, as observed from the ocean of orange at such a lot of races. Surely this would be the dominant colour within the Zandvoort grandstands subsequent 12 months.”
Even supposing born and raised in Belgium and now dwelling in Monaco, there was once by no means any doubt Verstappen would ultimately race underneath the Dutch flag.
The 21-year-old has change into so common, he now has his very personal “Max Verstappen Stand” at race venues in Belgium, Austria, Hungary and Germany, the place hundreds of orange-clad and beer-swigging Dutch fanatics come to sing and cheer on their countryman.
Within the 2017 season, greater than 60,000 Orange fanatics traveled to Belgium to look Verstappen race at Spa-Francorchamps.
‘Spectacular historical past’
The Dutch Grand Prix was once held at Circuit Zandvoort, situated within the beach hotel of Zandvoort, west of Amsterdam, between 1952 and 1985.
Two-time international champion Jim Clark holds the document for Dutch Grand Prix wins with 4.
“This can be a circuit with an extended and ambitious historical past of pageant and is a brilliant problem for drivers, and with the recognition of Max Verstappen I am certain there will probably be an enormous selection of fanatics in attendance,” stated Jean Todt, president of motorsport’s governing frame the FIA.
“There’s now a large number of preparation had to convey the circuit as much as the desired protection requirements to host a Method 1 race, and we will be able to paintings against this in conjunction with Method 1, KNAF — the Dutch autosport federation — and the circuit group.”