The organisers of the Dutch Grand Prix have confirmed that Zandvoort will not be able to host a second Formula 1 Grand Prix this season and will therefore not step in to plug the latest hole in the covid-affected 2021 calendar. With the confirmation of Suzuka also being cancelled in 2021, after the Australian GP was cancelled a few weeks ago, there were rumours another event could take place at Zandvoort: this would also have been useful to accommodate the almost 30,000 ticketed Dutch fans who have been left out of the 2021 event due to the latest covid restrictions.
However, circuit director Robert van Overdijk played down those rumours: “We have a maximum number of noise days, and with the grand prix these days are already gone after that weekend,” he told NOS.
Robert Van Overdijk said there could be ways around that problem, but insisted: “It’s just not an option. Look, we have a very good relationship with FOM. They are impressed with us and see how we approach organising events in the Netherlands. So if there is a gap somewhere, they sometimes look towards us. So I did find out what it was all about, but we didn’t need to talk about it. Theoretically it’s possible, but I don’t believe all the governments would be very excited if we started to plan a second race.” – the Zandvoort circuit director concluded.
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