RUMOUR: F1 in talks over Morocco GP

16-05-2019 16:01
by Bobby Vincent
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RUMOUR: F1 in talks over Morocco GP

Formula 1 have been holding talks to stage a new grand prix in Marrakech, Morocco, according to Press Association

A few days have now passed since it was announced that the Dutch Grand Prix will be making a return to the calendar next year, and now it seems F1 has expressed its desire to host a race in Africa.

Kyalami, a circuit in South Africa, staged a grand prix in 1993, and there have been talks about the return of the track. Africa's last F1 race came back in 1993 all the way down in South Africa, but F1 chief Sean Bratches has confirmed there have also been talks over a potential race in Morocco.

"We race on five continents and the last habituated continent that we don't race in, is Africa," Bratches said. "We have proactively been approached by Morocco and Marrakech to take a grand prix there. There is a high degree of interest.

"Formula One raced in South Africa before - there is a historic track in Kyalami - but I have been told that due to political considerations historically, that ceased. We are looking in the short-term to have a race there. It is really important to us to have a race in Africa."

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