One hundred thousand people a day on the weekend of Dutch Grand Prix are a great shot in the arm for the Formula 1 and for the circuit of Zandvoort which will host the thirteenth stage of the Championship on the weekend of next 3-5 September. Especially in light of the latest news that emerged at the calendar level, with some races canceled (Singapore, Canada and Australia) and others that could be skipped (China, Japan, Brazil and Mexico) jeopardizing the current 23-race configuration of the season. In this scenario of uncertainty, while Stuart Pringle, managing director of the Silverstone, has offered to reopen the track gates to host a second race this year, comforting news has come from Zandvoort regarding the presence of the public in the stands.
Silverstone is a candidate for an encore
“We are proceeding with the preparations – he said in an interview with De Telegraaf the manager of the Dutch circuit, Robert van Overdijk -. We believe that the current anti-contagion measures decided by the government are effective enough to allow us a sold out Grand Prix “. And open doors, reports the news agency SID, should also take place on Hungarian Grand Prix. People recovered from Covid-19, those with negative swabs and the vaccinated will be able to access the Hungaroring.
Returning to the calendar, many in the Circus are convinced that persisting in keeping 23 races on the agenda is a difficult undertaking. Andreas Seidl, team principal of McLarenhe said to the head RTL.de that “The way we are approaching this season is not sustainable for us as a team” and it’s “Too stressful for the team members”. The number one of the Woking team, however, said he is aware that in such a delicate period Formula 1 must “Be as flexible as possible” and that, given that the pandemic is not yet defeated, being able to maintain a complete calendar means being able “Guarantee the necessary resources to finance the team”.