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Dutch F1 Grand Prix returns at Zandvoort next season

AFP  |  Paris 

The will return next season at Zandvoort after a 35-year absence, organisers announced on Tuesday.

A deal to stage the race at the historic seaside resort circuit near has been signed for at least three years.

"I am pleased to see that Zandvoort will be part of the proposed calendar... and thankful for the hard work of to bring the sport back to the Netherlands", Jean Todt, of the sport's ruling body the FIA, said.

Red Bull's Dutch Max Verstappen, born 12 years after took the last chequered flag in a in 1985, hailed the prospect of lining up in his home race.

"It's just an iconic, historic track," Verstappen said in a team statement.

said the return of racing to the was in line with their twin policy of "respecting the sport's historic roots in Europe" whilst also looking for new venues.

"Next season therefore, we will have a brand new street race that will be held in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, as well the return to Zandvoort, after an absence of 35 years," Casey said.

"In recent years, we've seen a resurgence of interest in in Holland, mainly due to the enthusiastic support for the talented Max Verstappen, as seen from the sea of orange at so many races.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 16:36 IST