Fresh from the news Assen voicing an interest in securing Formula 1 and the return of the Dutch Grand Prix, it marks the rise of multiple new or previous venues Liberty Media is eager to take the sport.

With the rise of Max Verstappen as fan favourite for F1, the comeback of the Dutch Grand Prix has been rumoured with F1 commercial managing director Sean Bratches visiting the country for potential street city races in either Amsterdam or Rotterdam.

The last host of an F1 race in the Netherlands was the iconic Zandvoort in 1985 but the circuit would need major upgrades to welcome the return of the sport, while Assen is set for an FIA inspection to assess its suitability for Grade 1 status and hosting F1 in the future.

2018 sees the F1 calendar expanded to 21 rounds with the return of the German and French races at Hockenheim and Magny-Cours respectively. With Liberty Media keen to take the sport to emerging and commercially-viable markets it could open up the possibility of more races – with rumours of a potential 25-round – so more new venues could be coming to F1.

This opens up the debate of what fantasy circuits, past or future, do you want to see F1 race at and why? Would Assen produce exciting races in F1 akin to MotoGP or should the sport target returns to classic places like Zandvoort?

Crash will be running Forum debates every day during the winter in preparation for the 2018 season debating a range of topics and issues – but you can submit your own ideas here.

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