SA closer to return to F1 racing calendar?

Zain Johnson speaks to motorsports journalist, Hendrik Verwoerd, about the possibility of Formula 1 racing returning to South Africa.

  • The Russian Grand Prix has not been replaced this year
  • Deal between F1 hosts Kyalami near Johannesburg nearing completion
  • F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali will travel to South Africa next week.

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Motorsport journalist Hendrik Verwoerd has shared some of his thoughts on whether Africa will be F1’s next destination.

Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening unless something drastic happens. That seems like a closer possibility at the moment, however. I can confirm from very good sources that Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali will be in South Africa next week, as part of ongoing discussions to try to find a way to bring the Formula 1 Grand Prix to South Africa. South, especially in Kyalami.

Hendrik Verwoerd – Motorsport Journalist

The last time an F1 race took place in Africa or South Africa to be precise was in 1993, almost 30 years ago.

Formula 1 wants to be known as a world championship, and if you’re a world championship and there’s a big continent on planet earth that you’re not racing on, then you’re not really a world championship. world, right?

Hendrik Verwoerd – Motorsport Journalist

F1 electric car racing is heading to South African shores in 2023. This event could serve as a dress rehearsal for future F1 events in the country.

Money seems to be the most important factor that could prevent us from having another F1 Grand Prix.

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