Formula 1 organisers are in talks to bring a race in South Africa back to the F1 calendar.
With organisers keen to expand the sport’s global status, F1 president Stefano Domenicali visited South Africa following Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix to meet with representatives at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit to discuss a deal.
Kyalami was on the calendar from 1967 until 1985 and then returned in 1992 and 1993. There has been no race in Africa since then but F1’s owners, Liberty Media, have been keen to make a return.
Although a deal has not been agreed, talks are ongoing, and the race could make a return as early as 2023.
If a deal can be reached, it would mean that 2023 would be the longest season in F1’s history with up to 24 races. With new races in Qatar and Las Vegas already confirmed for next season, there is speculation that some events which do not have a current contract will be dropped from the schedule.