A few days ago it became known that taxi drivers from the Haarlem region threatened to take action during the GP of the Netherlands. After new information became known, the willingness to take action seems to have become even greater and possible actions even fiercer.
Everything revolves around whether or not to obtain admission tickets to be able to transport passengers by taxi in Zandvoort. Many taxi drivers, especially from the Haarlem region, are not satisfied with the limited number of admission tickets that have been awarded. The municipality of Zandvoort made it clear that no additional tickets have been awarded because taxi drivers have illegally obtained tickets in recent years.
At least about 150 taxi drivers would like to take action on the access roads to and from the circuit in Zandvoort. According to the Dutch ‘De Telegraaf’, the willingness to take action will have become even greater now that it appears that various drivers from outside Zandvoort have still received an admission ticket.
Spokesmen for the taxi drivers have already indicated that they want to protest at the most important moments of the race weekend. Think especially of Sunday, but Friday would also be taken into consideration. Friday could be a ‘depressant’ for the rest of the race weekend. It remains to be seen whether it will indeed turn out to be one big traffic chaos around Zandvoort.