The Dutch Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2025 after the series agreed a new deal with the Zandvoort circuit.
The specifications of the revised Zandvoort circuit will not be withheld from teams in an effort to create more unpredictability when F1 returns to the track this year.
Formula 1 wants Zandvoort to keep its gravel traps as part of the “heritage of the track” when the championship returns to the Dutch circuit next year.
FIA race director Michael Masi visited the Zandvoort circuit this week to discuss the planned changes ahead of Formula 1’s return to the venue next year.
Zandvoort circuit director Jan Lammers says some corners will be eased to aid overtaking at the 2020 Dutch Grand Prix but they won’t change “our Eau Rouge”.
The Dutch Grand Prix will return to Formula 1 next year at Zandvoort, 35 years since the race was last held at the seaside circuit.
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