Connect with us

F1 top news

Verstappen can help power Dutch grand prix return – Former PM

Published

on

Former Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende says he hopes Max Verstappen can help power The Netherlands’ return to the F1 calendar.

Recently, there have been rumours Zandvoort or Assen might be candidates to join the Liberty Media-penned race calendar of the future.

So it was with interest that Balkenende – who served as the Dutch PM until 2010 – was a guest at the British grand prix at Silverstone last weekend.

“If together we say we want to return to formula one, we must collectively put our shoulders to the wheel,” he is quoted by De Telegraaf newspaper.

And Balkenende said he thinks the popularity and influence of Verstappen could boost the country’s chances of success.

“He controls all facets of the business, in the car but also outside of it,” he said.

“Formula one has reached a whole new dimension with Max.”

Loading...

Advertisement
Click to comment

Latest Results

F1 Testing Updates

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media