The full story behind Zandvoort's return to F1

The full story behind Zandvoort's return to F1

The Dutch Grand Prix will return to Formula 1 in 2020 with a returning race at Zandvoort. Max Verstappen's popularity was a massive factor in the deal, but there was a series of other agreements that brought a classic race back onto the calendar

Every now and then, a Formula 1 driver comes along and ignites the passion of their compatriots, and becomes the sole focal point of the series in their home country.

In the early 1990s, Michael Schumacher sent F1 interest in Germany sky rocketing, and a decade later Fernando Alonso did the same in Spain, saving a Barcelona race that had struggled to draw a crowd for years. More recently Mexico's love for Sergio Perez ensured the revival of his home race in 2015, after an absence of 23 seasons.

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