The promoters of the Dutch Grand Prix have confirmed the race will not go ahead this year.2020 F1 calendar, but have now conceded this will not happen.
“We were completely ready for this first race and we still are,” said the race’s sports director, former F1 driver Jan Lammers. “An unbelievable achievement has been made thanks to all the fans, the companies and the governments involved.”
This year’s race would have been the first time F1 had raced the Netherlands since 1985. The organisers say the impossibility of holding a race with fans present has led to their decision to postpone it.
“We and Formula 1 have investigated the potential to hold a rescheduled race this year without spectators, but we would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands,” said Lammers. “We ask everyone to be patient.
“I had to look forward to it for 35 years, so I can wait another year.”
Ticketholders for the 2020 race will be given the option of attending next year or requesting a refund.
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