New Dutch promoters, associated with the Assen circuit, should abandon the idea of a second Formula 1 race in the Netherlands, according to the owner of the Zandvoort circuit, Prince Bernhard van Oranje.
He admits the hype around world champion and championship leader Max Verstappen is incredible – leading Assen and a group of promoters to speculate that there might be room on the calendar for a second GP in the Netherlands. Down.
« We have never had such talent in F1 in the Netherlands, » Oranje admits.
« Obviously, the first edition went really well. Afterwards, we established ourselves as the benchmark for the other circuits, » added the Prince, a member of the Dutch royal family.
But he’s keen to get the message across that other Dutch promoters don’t need to waste their time.
“Formula 1 is with us and this exclusivity is contractually agreed. If we stopped racing, everything would be available again for everyone. But our main focus is on the upcoming Grand Prix and securing its place for many more many years. »