Last year there was already talk of. An F1 Grand Prix on a street circuit in Rotterdam or Amsterdam? Yes please! It tickles with Dutch car enthusiasts. That was also clearly visible at the home Grand Prix of Redbull in Austria. And that will also be clear again at the next race, driven at Spa Francorchamps.
And this also creates other initiatives. Like that of Rob van Gameren. On F1naarNederland.nl he has already collected over 79,000 signatures from Dutch Formula 1 fans who want to get the Royal class of motorsport back to the Netherlands.
Van Gameren, himself a diehard F1 fanatic and sidekick of the TV program Formula 1 Café, started last week a petition that was directly supported by Ziggo Sport, which broadcasts the Formula 1.
Formula 1 Grand Prix in Netherlands
Van Gameren wants to show that a Dutch Formula 1 Grand Prix is easy to sell. “ The massive support for my petition indicates that there are plenty of racing fans who see Assen, Zandvoort or any other Dutch circuit.” We are already on 79,000 enthusiasts who Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Räikkönen would like to see racing in our country, “according to Van Gameren.
Well-known faces of Ziggo Sport support Rob in his mission to get the race to the Netherlands. “ At Ziggo Sport we are crazy about Formula One, that’s why we like to help Van Gameren with his action, ” says Martijn van Opstal, spokesperson for Ziggo Sport. “ We do not care whether the Dutch F1 party will take place in Assen, Zandvoort or somewhere else, as long as we can enjoy Max and the other heroes in our own country. ”
Petition to Liberty Media
Van Gameren intends to offer the collected signatures to the Formula 1 boss and Liberty Media. “ The recall of Formula 1 to the Netherlands must first of all be borne by the Dutch public, which seems to me the least problem given the support my petition receives and the orange-colored stands as in Belgium, Germany or Austria a Grand Prix is driven. ”