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'F1 CEO flies to South Africa for talk with Kyalami Circuit'

'F1 CEO flies to South Africa for talk with Kyalami Circuit'

13 June - 07:12
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Stefano Domenicali is flying to South Africa between the Azerbaijan and Canada Grand Prix to hold talks with the management of the Kyalami Circuit. A race in 2023 may follow.

Rumors of a return of the South African Grand Prix have been in the air for some time. Between 1962 and 1993, 23 official Grand Prix were held there, with Jim Clark as the record holder. He won four editions, although one of those was not part of the F1 calendar. Niki Lauda also won three official races in South Africa.

F1 to South Africa

According to The Telegraph Domenicali will travel to the country this week to talk to the management of the Kyalami Circuit. This circuit was also used for almost all (East London also hosted three GPs) previous Grand Prix and would now be considered again. 2023 is possibly feasible, but then something has to happen about the new calendar.

F1's CEO has a puzzle ahead of him in that regard, as the Grand Prix of Qatar and Las Vegas already add two races to the calendar and the one in China should also return. The races in France and Belgium seem most likely to be replaced. 

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