Verstappen: 22-race F1 calendar will lead to divorces

Next year’s schedule will be the longest in the history of the sport, with Hockenheim going and Hanoi and Verstappen’s own home race at Zandvoort added.Verstappen says his main concern is for crew members, who have to spend long hours at circuits.“I don’t agree with 22 races a year,” he said. “I think we should […]

Zandvoort ‘doesn’t need to worry’ about remaining track work

Revisions to both the track itself and the venue’s infrastructure have to be completed in time for the circuit’s first world championship race since 1985, which has been scheduled for May 3.The work is subject not just to approval of the work by the FIA but also by the local authorities, while the track’s position […]

F1 unveils record 22-race calendar for 2020

The championship initially looked poised to keep its number of grands prix at 21 for next year, but the Spanish GP’s one-year extension has led to teams approving the new longest-ever grand prix racing calendar.The 2020 schedule, which includes the inaugural Vietnam GP and the return of the Dutch GP at Zandvoort, will retain a […]

Zandvoort pins hopes on banked corner to boost F1 overtaking

The changes to the Arie Luyendyk right-hander, which leads onto the pit straight and the run down to the heavy braking zone at the famous Tarzan first corner, are among a series of revisions that have been planned for the track. Read Also: Zandvoort secures F1 return as Dutch GP venue They include a new […]

Formula 1 “should continue to test” at Barcelona

Spanish Grand Prix bosses are negotiating with F1 over the future of the race, which is under threat following the return of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.F1 has raced at Barcelona since 1991 and the venue has also been a regular pre-season host.“It would be a great shame if we don’t come back racing […]

Sainz: Having “same results always” is costing F1 fans

It is widely anticipated that the Spanish race will fall off the calendar in 2020, with the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort set to occupy its traditional early May date.However, the Barcelona organisers insist that they still hope to conclude a new deal with F1 owners Liberty Media.The attendance in Barcelona last weekend was impacted […]

Drivers wary of “very processional” F1 racing at Zandvoort

While welcoming Zandvoort’s return to the calendar, Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo was among those unconvinced that the track’s layout is currently conducive to modern grand prix racing.Ricciardo contested the F3 Masters race at Zandvoort in 2008 and 2009, and he has also driven a Red Bull F1 car there in demonstration runs.“Full honesty here, the track […]

Zandvoort secures F1 return as Dutch GP venue

Zandvoort and the Dutch GP have not been part of the F1 schedule since 1985.Following the rise of Red Bull race winner Max Verstappen, Zandvoort organisers struck an agreement with championship bosses to exclusively discuss the return of the race next season.A deal has now finally agreed, with Zandvoort securing a deal to host a […]

Dutch GP return “immense” ahead of Tuesday announcement

Following months of discussions between F1 chiefs and the Zandvoort circuit, it is understood that a deal to bring the Dutch event back to the calendar has been concluded.Details about the plan, as well as confirmation that it will take a May date to slot in early in the calendar, could come as early as […]

F1 drivers feel losing Barcelona would be “a shame”

As revealed by Motorsport.com, the Dutch Grand Prix is set to return to the F1 schedule at the expense of the Spanish race next season.Asked by Motorsport.com for their thoughts on the possible swap, all five drivers attending the official press conference ahead of this weekend’s Spanish GP – Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Carlos Sainz, […]