Formula 1 eager to make a return to Africa: North or South

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says that a return to Africa is on the to-do list for the premier racing series.

Domenicali would not confirm if a venue of host nation had been selected, as the sport keeps its options open.

Formula 1 eager to make a return to Africa

Formula 1’s return to Africa is likely to take place at either Kyalami racetrack in Gauteng, South Africa or on a street circuit in Morocco.

It is also possible that two races in Africa could be added to the Formula 1 calendar.

Domenicali told SPORT 1: “As I said, the US is important to us and we are working hard to make Miami a success in 2022.

“The other region that we shouldn’t underestimate is the Far East, especially with Guanyu Zhou, who now drives for Alfa Romeo.

“Interest from China is growing, which is why the region will also move into our focus.

“A comeback in Africa – whether in the north or south – would be great.”

Domenicali has made it clear that the pandemic would be a huge factor in whether or not a South African Grand Prix can take place.

“How quickly this works will also depend on the situation around Covid, We must not continue to underestimate the corona pandemic,” he said.

“We could also have to adjust the calendar again in 2022.”

Lewis Hamilton backs South Africa GP return

Seven-time Formula 1 World Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton has previously thrown his weight behind a return for South Africa. 

“The place I really feel, to my heart, is most important to me is to get a race back in South Africa,” Hamilton said in October 2021.

“I think there is a great following out there and I think it would be great to highlight how beautiful the motherland is.”

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