Aug.6 - Dutch F1 GP organisers are still working at "full throttle" on plans for a full house of spectators at Zandvoort in early September.

That is despite the fact that an August 13 deadline is now looming - when the government will decide if key covid restrictions can be dialled back.

"If we wait with our preparations until August 13, we won't make it," warned former F1 driver and Dutch F1 GP chief Jan Lammers.

He told the Dutch magazine Formule 1 that Zandvoort has no option but to "work with the situation we are in".

"We are simply not in possession of the ball in terms of decision-making power," Lammers added. "But I see a lot of reasons to look ahead with confidence."

It is a different story elsewhere, with very dark covid-shaped clouds hanging over the scheduled grands prix in Japan and Brazil - and even the scheduled, postponed and then rescheduled race in Turkey.

Auto Motor und Sport also reports that the Mexico GP is in trouble, with Britain - where most F1 personnel are based - adding the country to its "red" travel list.

"I'm not worried," said Aston Martin team manager Andy Stevenson.

"In these times, everything changes so quickly. If we were in the same situation shortly before Turkey, I would be a lot more worried."


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20 F1 Fan comments on “Covid clouds hang over several remaining races of current season

  1. ReallyOldRacer

    The American swing (excepting COTA) has been in doubt for months. The bet is that good ol' Liberty has alternatives in place. Japan, run a ghost, it worked for the Olympics...sort of. Zandvoort is a different story. We need full stands at that one, it has the potential to be the best fan show of the year.

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    • shroppyfly

      just checked the dutch website for info on it, had to laugh theyve got bernies bar and bernies beach and the place is owned by the dutch royal family which i didnt know

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      • ReallyOldRacer

        Of course Bernie has his own beach. Read his bio, he has everything.....well excepting youth, and he does a good job of faking that. Thx for the chuckle.

        BTW, are we the only ones left at this party? Maybe it's time to head for the barn. Bet I get up thumbs for that idea.

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        • Adrian Roscher

          keep at it - at least one US F1 fan here enjoys the comments - and yes, thanks to shroppy - didn't know those factoids re Zandvoort - and I've actually been to the Scheveningen beach, a few miles to the south!

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          • ReallyOldRacer

            Thanks Adrian for being one of only 47 fans in the US. As long as Shrop' keeps poking me I'll keep jabbing back, but more legit posters make it more fun. Of course it's holiday time and a bit draggy on the news front. We need a BOT/RUS final decision and a Honda conspiracy fiasco to light things up.

  2. shroppyfly

    i do love conspiracy theories , the polish news channel has re designated red bull as crimson bull

    “We’re simply finalising the element of that,” added Crimson Bull F1 boss Christian Horner.

    “Clearly as we gear ourselves up inside Crimson Bull Powertrains, ’22 might be a transitionary yr.

    I actually prefer crimson bull to redbull,OR it could be code for honda secret engine upgrade

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  3. ReallyOldRacer

    Didn't know you speak Polish. You are a versatile sumbuck. Any word on the doc being bestowed the Order of the White Eagle? Hey, if we can have British knights and even a Lord in our sport, why not an Austrian White Eagle? I did see a mention of a Polish Grand Prix on another site. It would be run on a cobblestone street circuit. Kubica is right now petitioning the guv for funds.

    God I hate summer break. 21 days til Spa.

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    • shroppyfly

      The UK governments a bit touchy still about powerfull Austrians getting to big for there boots im afraid, they'd lobby steffi to stop it, so as much as Herr Marko would like that , it ain't happening, yes Kubicka is petitioning for it , hes insisting all the barriers though are made from tecpro material (which incidentally are another British invention ) , hes gone off metal barriers for some reason lol
      Lot of poles in the uk , vodka sales up 55% alone since lockdown, polish family in our street, nice people ,the vodka fumes at the weekend are amazing lol

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  4. John Mitchell

    Keep Dutch GP empty of fans. Fans can cheer for their favourite but booing is . Bad sportsmanship, the worst, deplorable action in any sport. Sort of thing that Marko would encourage.

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  5. Patricia Finn

    Out of the 47 American fans 2 are girls..I'm so old I saw Hunt and Lauda race at the Glen. My much younger sister was weaned on on kimi 2007 ham.2008. Go to cota every year and Montreal every second year. My dream Hamilton at Silverstone, maybe next year if borders open. Gotta do it before I die. Really enjoy your banter guys. Keep it coming. We'll be quiet and leave it to the guys.

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    • Adrian Roscher

      Glad to see it's not just guys on here, even amongst the US contingent! My dad drove us up from Long Island to the Glen in 1974, before I could legally drive, back when Hunt was still driving for Hesketh... a few years later I drove up myself with my then girlfriend - horrible rain for the race and we spent the night at a friend's Cornell dorm room... decades later I went to every single F1 race at IMS from 2000-2007 and wish they would go back - Stand H seats right in the turn 1 braking zone. I have yet to go to COTA, but it's on the bucket list!

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  6. Patricia Finn

    Out of the 47 American fans 2 are girls..I'm so old I saw Hunt and Lauda race at the Glen. My much younger sister was weaned on on kimi 2007 ham.2008. Go to cota every year and Montreal every second year. My dream Hamilton at Silverstone, maybe next year if borders open. Gotta do it before I die. Really enjoy your banter guys. Keep it coming. We'll be quiet and leave it to the guys.

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    • ReallyOldRacer

      Glad to see your voice Patricia. Two questions, one comment. Were you sober enough at the Glen to watch the support races? Did you cheer for me? You do remind me of a wife from long ago. She, too, repeated herself so that we of the lesser gender got it. See, you post and you become a target. LOL

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