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Assen is a better track for Dutch GP - Tilke

2019-10-03 15:01
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Formula 1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke thinks Assen would have been a better venue for the 2020 Dutch GP.

Zandvoort will be a 100 000 spectator sellout next May, but race organisers have said they could actually have sold a million tickets in light of Max Verstappen's popularity.

Better venue

The circuit is also having to upgrade its infrastructure and put in new roads, with environmental groups already commencing legal action to stop the work.

READ: Legal action to delay 2020 Dutch GP preparations

Tilke, who penned most of the new circuits on the Formula 1 calendar, thinks the MotoGP circuit Assen would have been a better Dutch GP venue.

"You can get 180 000 spectators in there, and when there are that many people, the atmosphere is automatically good.

"Assen has the better infrastructure and access," he told Auto Motor und Sport.

Tilke clarified that he is not involved at all in Zandvoort's preparations for F1.

"We work with Assen, which is why we are out of the question for Zandvoort," he said.

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