Formula 1 has announced Zandvoort will remain home of the Dutch Grand Prix through to 2025 after signing a new two-year contract extension.

Zandvoort returned to the F1 calendar after a 36-year absence in 2021, undergoing major changes to be up to standard to host a grand prix.

While the COVID-19 pandemic delayed its return by a year, sell-out crowds at both races in 2021 and 2022 has widely enhanced the event’s reputation.

Max Verstappen’s meteoric rise since his debut in 2015 was a key factor in F1 pursuing a race on Dutch soil, and following a successful two grand prix’s, it was confirmed an agreement had been finalised for Zandvoort to remain on the calendar until at least 2025.

“The Dutch Grand Prix has quickly established itself on the calendar as a fan favourite, bringing incredible energy and a great fan experience every year,” said F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“The sold-out events in the last two years have raised the bar in terms of organisation, entertainment, and sustainability, and we are delighted to extend our relationship with them.

“There is huge demand to host F1 races so it is testament to what the team have done to cement Zandvoort on the calendar until 2025, and we can’t wait to return next summer.”

The Dutch crowd will have two drivers to cheer for at next year’s race after Nyck de Vries was confirmed as an AlphaTauri driver following his impressive stand-in appearance for Williams at Monza this season.

Verstappen’s run to second straight drivers’ championship was aided by his victory at Zandvoort in September, scoring back-to-back wins at his home race having also triumphed at the circuit in 2021.