Special inquiry in our inbox today. According to a study by Acties.nl and PanelWizard, more than half of the Netherlands would be more or less against the F1 race in Zandvoort. It would ‘not fit within the current climate policy’. The distribution in the Netherlands is striking. By far the most critics can be found in Drenthe, where the TT Circuit Assen is located. 74 percent think it is not appropriate. Limburg has the least resistance, with 45 percent. In North Holland it is 54 percent.
The people of Drenthe want the race in Assen
According to the research, about 33 percent think that the F1 race should be moved to the circuit in Assen. The reasons would include the (unfair) business involvement of Prince Bernhard and the attack on the environment. The latter apparently makes less difference in Assen. With 69 percent, residents of Drenthe are the biggest supporters of the move, but 29 percent of North Hollanders would also like to see the race come to an end.
There will undoubtedly be a lot of people in the Netherlands who are against the GP of the Netherlands. Of course there are plenty of people who don’t really need it, people who are strongly against it and people who would rather not have it in their own place. But given the special distribution of the opponents in the Netherlands, it tastes as if there is still some dissatisfaction with the state of affairs in the north of the country.
Offsetting the impact on the climate
Almost three quarters of the respondents believe that the organization behind the car race invests part of the proceeds in the climate as compensation. That in itself is never a bad idea. Would the climate still want VIP cards as compensation?