Max Verstappen says Zandvoort needs more financial backing if the track is to be ready in time to host a Dutch Grand Prix in 2020.
Reports have suggested the Netherlands could return to the Formula 1 calendar after a 35-year break with the Zandvoort circuit having been offered a potential place on the 2020 schedule by Liberty Media.
“It would be very nice,” said Red Bull star Verstappen when asked about the prospect of racing on home soil. “There is nothing concrete yet. Of course it would be very nice if we get a race in the Netherlands. And ok, it’s possible on that circuit. Great. “But now the money has to come.”
The 21-year-old was also asked about the new Vietnam GP for 2020. “I hope it will be an interesting circuit, I can’t really tell from the drawings. I’ll have to drive it,” he said in quotes published by Algemeen Dagblad newspaper. “But I hope by then that we have so much power that the front wheels come off the ground.”