Boost for Max Verstappen as Dutch F1 Grand Prix Announces Huge News

Published 06/12/2021, 10:19 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 6, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in action during the race REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

After being canceled from last year’s calendar due to COVID restrictions, the Dutch GP is back. Not only that, but the Dutch cabinet has given permission to allow fans back into the event at full capacity.


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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will be pleased to hear this news and is truly excited to have his countrymen cheer him on as he zips around the circuit for the first time ever at his home Grand Prix.

Fans allowed at full capacity for the Dutch GP


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As reported by, from the 30th of June one-day events with a maximum of 25,000 visitors can be organized with a 100% capacity.

The condition being there should be an entrance test or a vaccination certificate. Once inside, its no longer mandatory to wear a mask or keep half a meters distance.

State Secretary Mona Keijzer said, “Have you been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from corona, you can go to a festival or concert as before.”

LE CASTELLET, FRANCE – JUNE 23: Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 leads Antonio Giovinazzi of Italy driving the (99) Alfa Romeo Racing C38 Ferrari on track during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 23, 2019 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

With the new rules coming in, the Dutch GP, which is scheduled to take place in September, is set to welcome an estimate of 105,000 visitors during their race weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday).

Apart from F1, other motorsport events which include DTM (17 – 19 September),  Jack’s racing day (6 – 8 August), and MXGP (17 & 18 July) will have spectators back in full capacity.

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How long do we have to wait for Zandvoort?

This year has just brought the sixth round of the championship in Baku to an end. After this, we are off to the triple-header weekend. One in France and two at the Red Bull ring in Austria.

The race in the Netherlands is the thirteenth round of the championship, so still, a long way before we reach the Dutch shores. The circuit will be one of the newest tracks on the calendar and might pose a challenge to new kids on the block as well as the veterans.

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 5, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during practice REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

But what are your predictions for the Dutch Grand Prix? Will Max take victory at his home Grand Prix or will one of his rivals steal his thunder? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.