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F1 Returning to Netherlands with 2020 Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort

After a 35-year hiatus, Formula One has announced the return of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort next season. Red Bull driver Max Vestappen, 21, and his mounting popularity might have been a catalyst for this news as Formula One’s youngest race winner continues to draw thousands of fans to races across Europe and beyond. He’s currently sitting in third overall in the championship after finishing third at the Circuit de Catalunya. The last time Zandvoort hosted a grand prix was in 1985 and will likely get an early May slot when the 2020 calendar gets published later this year. It might even replace Spain as the start of the traditional European season.

The track itself sits on the North Sea coast with a fairly narrow track and and gravel runoffs in the two high-speed corners. Spain’s race is still up in the there as the Circuit de Catalunya goes out of contract at the end of this year.