A formal presentation will be made to City of Cape Town officials in coming weeks.
FILE: Kyalami hosted Formula One Grand Prix races in South Africa from 1967 to 1985 and returned for two races in 1992 and 1993. Picture: Motorsport South Africa Facebook Page
CAPE TOWN – Cape Town’s chances of hosting a Formula One Grand Prix in the future look to be edging closer with a formal presentation to be made to City of Cape Town officials in coming weeks.
CEO of Cape Town Grand Prix South Africa Igshaan Amlay, told EWN Sport they’ve engaged with Formula One Supremo Bernie Ecclestone as recently as six weeks ago with a view to bringing a race to the Mother City in 2017.
Ecclestone previously told EWN Sport in 2011 that South Africa would host a race in the future but those plans were put on hold.
At the time the proposal didn’t have the financial backing as well as support from local and national government.
Amlay says they’re confident their new proposal will meet the City’s requirements.
“We’re currently in the process of engagements with various other stakeholders as well as formulating the presentation and once the events committee sees the presentation, then the decision will be taken there and based on that decision, we’ll see whether Cape Town will be hosting the Grand Prix or not.”
The last F1 race to be hosted by South Africa was at the Kyalami racetrack in Johannesburg in 1993.
Source by ewn