In a latest turn of events, Formula 1 has confirmed that the Dutch Grand Prix has agreed to a two-year contract extension, implying the race will continue in Zandvoort until at least 2025. Notably, the race returned to the calendar in 2021 for the first time since 1985 and saw a packed crowd cheering for local boy Max Verstappen who went on to win both the races in 2021 and 2022.
"The Dutch Grand Prix has quickly established itself on the calendar as a fan favorite, bringing incredible energy and a great fan experience," F1 President and Chief Executive Stefano Domenicali said in an official statement.
"The sold-out events in the last two years have raised the bar in terms of organization, entertainment, and sustainability, and we are delighted to extend our relationship with them," Domenicali added.
Dutch GP to take place on August 27, 2023
Other than Verstappen, another Dutch driver will be in action in the F1 circuit from the forthcoming season post the confirmation of Nyck de Vries signing for AlphaTauri in 2023. De Vries was previously in action in the Formula 1 circuit, having raced the Italian Grand Prix for Williams this year, securing a ninth place. This, however, was a stand-in assignment and the 27-year-old was filling in for Alex Albon who was ruled out with appendicitis.