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Zandvoort: All is going according to plan

Five months before the first Formula 1 race in the Netherlands since 1985, organizers have finally started the elaborate renovation of their picturesque, but outdated, circuit in the sandy seaside dunes of Zandvoort. A range of environmentalist claims and court cases in recent months threatened to put the Dutch Grand Prix in danger, as organizers still had to obtain the necessary permits for the race. But race directors on Monday said they were certain that the event would go ahead on May 3 as planned. 'All is going according to plan,' circuit director Robert Overdijk told reporters. 'We have no concern whatsoever about making it on time.' Earlier this month, a court dismissed claims by...
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