Formula 1 drivers fearful that one of the most challenging aspects of the Zandvoort Circuit would be removed due to F1's return have been sated, as it has been confirmed that gravel traps will remain at the track's high-speed sections.
The Dutch Grand Prix will return to the calendar next year as Liberty Media looks to jump on the soaring popularity of Max Verstappen in his homeland.
Although the race was last held in F1 in 1985, many of the current grid have driven the track as it has remained a staple in junior categories.
Before the announcement, Sebastian Vettel lamented the track's potential impact on overtaking, while suggesting that its gravel traps would be replaced by asphalt run-off – something which has impacted excitement levels at other classic circuits.
A sea-change may be in the air, however, as last week's British GP saw gravel traps at Silverstone extended, and the fearsome hazards at Zandvoort will also remain.
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