The president of Formula 1, Stefano Domenicali, assured this Monday that the competition is working “very hard” to organize a Grand Prix in Africa again, for which they need to “find the right partner”.
“One hundred percent, Africa continues to be a continent in which we are working very hard. As I have always said, we have to find the right partners, the right medium-term plan. What I want to avoid is going there for a year and then forget about it. We are working, trying to find the best solution for this sport and the country,” Domenicali said in statements to Sky Sports.
The African continent last hosted an F-1 GP in 1993 at the Kyalami circuit, located in Gauteng (South Africa), where the new race was expected to take place. “Today, the money is huge, but we have to protect the quality of the GPs and the sport,” added Domenicali.
“When ‘historical’ is only related to looking back, it’s a problem. When ‘historical’ is a value, if you focus on developing the sport for the future, it’s a great value,” he argued about the tracks with the longest track record in the calendar.
In fact, he referred specifically to Monza, an “incredible” circuit in which they must ensure, from F-1, that they “invest in future infrastructures” and “services for fans” to improve the provision of the layout and the Grand Prix.