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Mayor backs plan to get Dutch GP back on calendar

7th January 2019, 17:34 by Simon Barlow

Zandvoort mayor Niek Meijer wants the Dutch town to host Formula 1 again as the circuit looks to attract significant investment.

Reports have claimed that Formula One owners Liberty Media, keen to latch on to the popularity of Dutch driver Max Verstappen, was open to putting the Zandvoort circuit on the F1 calendar in 2020.

The track last hosted a grand prix in 1985 when Niki Lauda led Alain Prost home in a McLaren 1-2.

Zandvoort is situated in the dunes of Holland's North Sea coastline half an hour west from the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, and the circuit itself is located right next to the beach.

"Formula one can count on great support in our country. That has already been demonstrated," said the town's mayor Meijer.

But De Telegraaf newspaper reports that Zandvoort needs to find 30 to 40 million euros within the space of "a few months" in order to secure the F1 deal.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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