Max Verstappen gets home GP as Formula One heads to Zandvoort
CNN - Tue 14 May 13:51 GMT

Max Verstappen and his adoring Dutch fans will finally have a home grand prix after Formula One announced the Circuit Zandvoort would be returning to the calendar for the first time since 1985.

Max Verstappen gets home GP as Formula One heads to Zandvoort

  In May last year, an exhibition event with Verstappen and other Red Bull drivers at Zandvoort attracted more than 110,000 fans.

  "In recent years, we've seen a resurgence of interest in Formula One in Holland, mainly due to the enthusiastic support for the talented Max Verstappen, as seen from the sea of orange at so many races.

  Although born and raised in Belgium and now living in Monaco, there was never any doubt Verstappen would eventually race under the Dutch flag.

  The 21-year-old has become so popular, he now has his very own "Max Verstappen Stand" at race venues in Belgium, Austria, Hungary and Germany, where thousands of orange-clad and beer-swigging Dutch fans come to sing and cheer on their countryman.

  In the 2017 season, more than 60,000 Orange fans traveled to Belgium to see Verstappen race at Spa-Francorchamps.