Feb.15 (GMM) Zandvoort, an iconic former F1 circuit, could revive the long-defunct Dutch grand prix.
Late last year, we reported that the track - famously nestled among coastal sand dunes and a host of more than 30 grands prix until 1985 - was once again being linked with the F1 calendar."Everyone is enthusiastic about it, so I think the government and industry needs to tackle it together," a local politician said.Now, the Dutch newspapers Algemeen Dagblad and De Telegraaf are reporting that Zandvoort has been bought by Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau.He is the son of Princess Margriet Francisca, the aunt of the reigning monarch.Reportedly, the prince and a business partner bought Zandvoort from Hans Ernst, who has owned the track for almost three decades.When asked about the possibility of F1 returning to Holland, prince Bernhard said: "That is the ultimate dream."He said the track will be developed."Assen has been well developed, and Zandvoort will follow, meaning that along with Zolder in Belgium there will be a strong triangle of circuits in this part of Europe," added the prince.
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