The Dutch GP has been officially axed from this year's Formula 1 calendar.
The decision comes as no surprise, although it had been hoped not so long ago of the possibility of the race at Zandvoort being held behind closed doors on a revised calendar. It has now been decided that is not an option.
A statement from the organisers has confirmed the race will be delayed until 2021, but with all tickets bought for this year's race - that was due to be held in early May - valid for next season
The statement read: "Due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix has, as previously announced, been postponed.
“The organisation of the Dutch Grand Prix, in consultation with Formula One Management, has had to conclude that it is no longer possible to hold a race with an audience this year. Therefore, it has been decided to postpone the race definitively to 2021.
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"Together with the FIA, Formula One Management will determine the schedule for 2021, and with that the new date of the Dutch Grand Prix.
"Like every year the date will be announced by the FIA by the end of 2020. All tickets remain valid for the new race.”
Sporting director Jan Lammers is happy to wait another year for the race to take place with fans.
"We would like to celebrate the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands," said Lammers.
"We ask everyone to be patient. I had to look forward to it for 35 years, so I can wait for another year. ”
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