With the enormous power Dutch brewing giant Heineken holds in global sport there should be little surprise that Formula 1 is heading home to The Netherlands.
After a remarkable absence of 35 years the Dutch Grand Prix returns to the FIA F1 World Championship from 2020, for at least three years.
The emergence of the equally remarkable wild child Max Verstappen – the young tearaway who is destined for a world championship – has driven F1’s owners, to follow the orange trail to success.
No surprise also that Heineken, a longstanding Global Partner of F1, is Title Sponsor. And It’s hard to see Holland falling off the calendar as long as Max and his orange army is around.
Zandvoort – set among sand dunes near Amsterdam – is legendary and has a long history with F1. The facility will be rebuilt in coming months with the track and the infrastructure modified to meet FIA standards.
(I vaguely recall a long lunch in delightful company overlooking Zandvoort beach, back in the late Sixties, through a most pleasant jonge jenever haze)!
Images: F1.com, Kym Illman – all Kym’s stunning pics may be digitally downloaded at prostarpics.com
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