Report: Formula One to revive Dutch Grand Prix

Rotterdam and Amsterdam rumoured to be considered for new street race.

Report: Formula One to revive Dutch Grand Prix

The Formula One Group is rumoured to have begun talks to bring back a Dutch Grand Prix to its race calendar. 

According to industry outlet Autosport, Formula One’s commercial boss Sean Bratches had recently visited the Netherlands for talks with local representatives to discuss the reality of a future Dutch Grand Prix. 

The Netherlands previously hosted a Formula One race in in 1985 at the Zandvoort track, but it is believed that Bratches wants to host a street race in either Amsterdam or Rotterdam.

Rotterdam had regularly held Formula One street demos in the past.

The lustre for a Dutch Grand Prix has increased since Red Bull’s wunderkind Max Verstappen joined the grid. The Dutch driver’s boss at Red Bull, Christian Horner, has given his backing to a Dutch race, saying that "street races are always fun” and the team principal believes that the proposed race “would bring the country to a stop”.