Last week's F1 race at Zandvoort showed great support from fans to the drivers, especially Max Verstappen, who won his hometown race.
Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula 1, talked with Motorsport.com about how the drivers and their personality are becoming the soul of the category.
"We are definitely happy because there was the proof that when you have the vision to work with the right promoters, you can create an event that is unique.”
“Of course, you can say that the impact of Max is here. When we said at the beginning of this year drivers are our soul, the personality of drivers created what is here.”
“And so this is really an incredible situation that we living together. It was amazing. And it was good to see the sign of what F1 could be.”
“We need to keep that focus of course, to make sure that is going in this direction.”
The Italian also talked about the work with race promoters and what could be done when a driver has a GP in his hometown, this generates more excitement to the fans.
“This is something that is very important. This is a platform where the energy is done by the people. And if you're doing the great choices, if you're working together, this is the proof that we can do something spectacular.”
“And all around the world it is showing that that there is a lot of attention to us.”
According to Domenicali, Zandvoort was an example of all of this and it helps promoters to generates more ideas of what a GP can offer.
"I think that the lesson is what we can do. First of all, the Miami organiser was here, and I think it was very important to show what we're doing. And the lesson is that the more involvement we can get together with our crowd, the better the event will be.”
“Good co-ordination with us, and make sure that everything is planned properly, and organised. So a lot of things that we bring home. And I'm sure that these guys [the Dutch fans] will follow other Grands Prix, and that is great.”