Formula One: Zandvoort returns to calendar as Dutch Grand Prix replaces Spanish GP from next season

The Netherlands will host Formula One for the first time in 35 years next season with the Dutch Grand Prix confirmed to be on the calendar.

Max Verstappen’s rise as one of the sport’s biggest stars has encouraged F1 to strike a deal with his homeland.

And, on Tuesday morning, it was confirmed that Zandvoort, which last staged a grand prix in 1985, becomes Liberty Media’s second new race under its regime.

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Niki Lauda won the Dutch GP the last time it was held
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The race in North Holland is set to replace the Spanish Grand Prix in the calendar.

While a grand prix in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi will also be added to the schedule in 2020, the future of the British Grand Prix, remains uncertain.

The race at Silverstone in July is set to be the last unless a new agreement is reached.

Silverstone chiefs, who were in Barcelona last weekend for the Spanish Grand Prix, are confident a contract extension will be agreed, but say there are a number of sticking points which could yet scupper the deal.

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