Date: 27th January 2018 at 10:30am
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One of the hottest commodities that Formula One has right now is Max Verstappen.

The youngest Grand Prix winner in history is as popular, if not the most popular driver on the grid right now.

That along with his undoubted raw talent was why Red Bull Racing were prepared to break the bank to fight off apparent interest from Mercedes and Ferrari for his signature and why Formula One bosses want to take Formula One back to the Netherlands for the first time since 1985.

The Zandvoort circuit held 34 races between 1948 and 1985, with Jim Clark the most successful driver winning the 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967 races.

Now the Assen circuit is bidding to host Formula One again and it received a positive backer in the form of Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting who recently held an inspection of the track.

Chairman of the TT Circuit Assen Arjan Bos told ‘It’s extremely pleasant to hear that Charlie Whiting is also very happy with the track, the modern facilities and the level of maintenance.

‘His positive judgement is an important step in the right direction to get Formula 1 back to the Netherlands, but we are not there yet. Far from it.

‘The next step would be for the FOM to pay a visit to the TT Circuit Assen. This will likely happen in the near future.’