Formula 1 has today announced the Dutch Grand Prix will continue in Zandvoort until 2025 inclusive. This extension follows two sold-out Grand Prix weekends since the venue returned to the Formula 1 calendar in 2021. With the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix on 25-27 August 2023 already sold out, the new agreement sees 2024 and 2025 added to the initial three-year deal with F1. F1 returned to Zandvoort in 2021 and has quickly become one of the great events on the calendar, bringing an energetic atmosphere and fan engagement to the Dutch coastline, and from next year the country’s enthusiastic fanbase will have two home drivers to support as new AlphaTauri driver Nyck de Vries joins two-time World Champion Max Verstappen on the grid.
Since its return, the Dutch Grand Prix has received huge praise for its sustainability efforts, which are key to the overall ambition of Formula 1 to become Net Zero Carbon by 2030. One of the key focuses for the event has been sustainable fan travel, and at the 2022 race 99% of general admission ticket holders made their way to the circuit by public transport, bike or walking. There was also the implementation of a smart power grid, using alternative fuels, and a reduction of overall CO2 emissions of 80%. These sustainability efforts are in addition to the huge economic and social boosts that the events have brought to the local community and surrounding regions. Based on a 2021 study and the fact that the event had 30% more visitors, it is estimated that the FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN DUTCH GRAND PRIX 2022 will have contributed to additional spending in Zandvoort and the Amsterdam region of around €65 million.
Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO of Formula 1, said: “The Dutch Grand Prix has quickly established itself on the calendar as a fan favourite, bringing incredible energy and a great fan experience every year. The sold-out events in the last two years have raised the bar in terms of organisation, entertainment, and sustainability, and we are delighted to extend our relationship with them. There is huge demand to host F1 races so it is testament to what the team have done to cement Zandvoort on the calendar until 2025, and we can’t wait to return next summer.”
Jan Lammers, Sporting Director of FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN DUTCH GRAND PRIX, said: “We are looking forward to the upcoming Grands Prix. With great races in which Dutch fans can now enjoy no less than two Dutch drivers. Of course, we will again offer an extensive and surprising entertainment program. With this we are again offering the ultimate race festival. We want the world to experience again how we as the Netherlands organize an event. It is unique that we are on the calendar with world cities like Las Vegas, Monaco, and São Paulo. And as we say internally, we are ‘Ready for Tomorrow’. We need and want to put on the F1 event of the future, which is not necessarily bigger but better, more engaging, more innovative, more sustainable, and more inclusive.”
Robert van Overdijk, Director of FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN DUTCH GRAND PRIX, said: “We are happy to secure the extension and want to give thanks to the support from Formula 1, the business community in Zandvoort, and of course our fans. We will continue to raise the bar every year in terms of socio-economic, social and sustainability, as well as fan experience. We look forward to welcoming our loyal partners, teams and fans until at least 2025!”.