Kyalami could host the Grand Prix in 2023 as the F1 boss flies to SA to meet with officials.
According to recent reports, Kyalami could be the host of the Grand Prix in 2023. Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali recently held discussions on Monday, June 13, with key stakeholders in South Africa over the possibility of an F1 race being held in the country next year.
A report by News24 states that Domenicali traveled to South Africa on Sunday, June 12, “for talks over a potential Grand Prix with Kyalami Circuit owner Toby Venter and organizer Warren Scheckter.” In 1993, Kyalami hosted the Formula 1 race with Frenchman Alain Prost, the winner for Williams.
In a statement to RacingNews365.com, Scheckter Jnr. revealed that they have been working hard to get Kyalami returned to the F1 calendar. ”
“We’re working hard with them to try and make sense of a business plan for South Africa,” said Scheckter. “We’re making good progress, but we still have some work to do. It’s looking good but not done yet.
He continued, “I don’t think we’d want to go beyond 2024; we haven’t given up hope on ’23, but it’s unlikely because of the congested calendar. Logistically, it’s a tight timeline for us. If we were to look at 2024, it will be the absolute latest if we were to do it, so, yeah, we wouldn’t go beyond that.” The Kyalami race could happen around March-April and October-November.