The Zandvoort Grand Prix will also be on the calendar in 2023, but a week earlier than this year. The Formula 1 spectacle is scheduled for the last weekend of August, the FIA motorsport federation reports. The race will be held on Sunday, August 27.
The race in Zandvoort is the first race after the summer break in Formula 1. That means that the event, which attracted 300,000 spectators last edition, has been moved one week forward on the calendar. Previously, the GP of the Netherlands always followed the race in Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps.
Jan Lammers, sporting director of the Grand Prix, can live with the new date. “That week does not matter so much. It is especially important that we are classified in late summer, when the weather is good and many people have already been on holiday.”
The Formula 1 season will have a record number of races next year. With 24 races it is two more than this year. “It will be enormously busy and the burden for those involved is enormous. It will also be intense for drivers, because this season is already experienced as heavy. But it is a logical consequence of the growth of F1,” said Lammers.