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Author Topic: Zandvoort set to replace Barcelona on 2020 calendar  (Read 647 times)

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Zandvoort set to replace Barcelona on 2020 calendar
« on: April 30, 2019, 04:39:59 PM »
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  • https://www.planetf1.com/news/zandvoort-to-replace-barcelona-on-2020-calendar/

    Did a track day there many, many years ago. My memory would suggest that it would not be suitable for current F1 cars but perhaps they have made some changes??



    Offline John S

    Re: Zandvoort set to replace Barcelona on 2020 calendar
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  • It's not only the track that needs an upgrade Monty, the roads and infrastructure around Zandvoort will find it hard to cope with mammoth crowds associated with F1.
    In Bernie's time he was always trying to penalise Silverstone for the poor access highways and rough conditions for fans at track.
    My prediction is that this will be the same chaos for Holland as the first year at COTA for the USGP. 
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    Re: Zandvoort set to replace Barcelona on 2020 calendar
    « Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 08:49:55 PM »
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  • Given false information about Silverstone's status got spread by the same ultimate source (Motor Sport network provided the sourcing information for both tracks, and Italy, today), I'm dubious as to how much faith to put into this one.
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    Re: Zandvoort set to replace Barcelona on 2020 calendar
    « Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 10:51:33 AM »
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  • Really?  Barcelona is a great track, with fantastic facilities and easy access and 10’s of thousands hotel beds in close range.  I am skeptical that Alonso’s retirement will have any significant impact on the ticket sales. 

    2020 is a bit rushed...do they want to get a race set up before Max’s fan base gets tarnished?
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    Re: Zandvoort set to replace Barcelona on 2020 calendar
    « Reply #4 on: May 01, 2019, 10:55:32 AM »
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  • There also maybe a complicating factor to any Zandvoort deal, it's rumoured that Spa holds a clause in it's contract about competing races in the Benelux countries.

    Andre Mas, promoter of the Belgian GP at Spa Francorchamps is quoted thus in the La Derniere Heure newspaper "The grand prix of the Netherlands? It's far from being done."

    According to the paper he could be referring to a supposed clause in the Belgian GP contract that relates to competition from another promoter within the Benelux region,
    - or maybe he just has other information about the situation.
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    Re: Zandvoort set to replace Barcelona on 2020 calendar
    « Reply #5 on: May 01, 2019, 02:41:51 PM »
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  • Really?  Barcelona is a great track, with fantastic facilities and easy access and 10’s of thousands hotel beds in close range.  I am skeptical that Alonso’s retirement will have any significant impact on the ticket sales. 

    2020 is a bit rushed...do they want to get a race set up before Max’s fan base gets tarnished?

    The part where Madrid is increasingly reluctant to give funds to the Catalonia area following that little independence bid last year is more likely to be a factor...
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