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Official meets Tilke over Rotterdam plans

  • Published on 21 Oct 2017 20:38
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Rotterdam has sped into pole position to secure a Dutch Grand Prix in the future. Earlier, Max Verstappen expressed scepticism amid reports Rotterdam or Amsterdam could host formula one on the city streets.

But Rotterdam-based sports promoter Herman Vaanholt told the local Formula 1 publication that he met with F1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke on Friday: "He (Tilke) asked some questions, looked at the plans and became increasingly enthusiastic," Vaanholt said.

However, he acknowledged that even a feasibility study has not yet been done: "The municipality would have to take the initiative," he admitted. "It would cost a little money, but who knows what would come of it?"

Algemeen Dagblad, a Dutch newspaper, said a F1 street race in the capital Amsterdam is not likely: "The cost of a street race is many times higher," said Prince Bernhard van Oranje, who is a co-owner of the Zandvoort circuit. "Of course we would need to adjust some things with the circuit, but I think the costs would be much higher in the case of a street race."

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  • Never gonna happen. The city doesn't want it, the people of the city don't want it, and it doesn't matter what a sports promotor wants.

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    • Oct 22 2017 - 10:57

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