Whiting admits possible return of Zandvoort track

10-10-2018 19:34
by Bobby Vincent
Whiting admits possible return of Zandvoort track

FIA Racing Director Charlie Whiting has opened up about a potential return to the sport for Dutch track Zandvoort.

Zandvoort is one of the most historic tracks in F1, with 30 grands prix taking place there between 1958 and 1985.

With the rise of Max Verstappen in recent years, the rise in popularity of F1 has grown rapidly in the Netherlands, and this looks like it will be a welcome return for the track.

Formula 1's racing director Whiting has opened up on the potential of a return for the iconic circuit.

"They came with some proposals and we will evaluate them exclusively from a safety point of view, without considering the commercial aspects," Whiting admitted. "But I think there would be the possibility to play a Grand Prix there.

"There is a straight that would be long enough to create a DRS zone and at the same time, you could maintain some historical curves of the track. It would certainly be a nice track to run on."

There would inevitably be some alterations to the circuit layout, though, if it did make a return.

"Compared to the layout of the track the adjustments to be made minimum, then there are the issues of the size of the paddock, accesses and tribunes that I normally do not deal with."

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