Interest in having a South Africa GP back on the calendar seems to be peaking again..
Formula 1 is likely to return to Kyalami with a revival of the South African Grand Prix.
Adding a race in Africa, where F1 has not had a presence since the last Kyalami race in 1993, has emerged as the next main priority for F1.
Kyalami will need to be upgraded to FIA Grade 1 status to secure the move and complete a full circle for a former grand prix venue that fell into disrepair not long ago.
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has stated his desire to add a grand prix on the African continent on multiple occasions in recent months. “On top of America, on top of China, I think there is a potential also to be in Africa soon,” Domenicali told Sky Sports F1 in March. “There is a lot of interest there. For sure that’s another area that so far is missing in the geography of our calendar.”
That is partly why a Kyalami deal now looks more likely to be the next major F1 calendar announcement.
Edited by BRK, 12 April 2022 - 09:39.