Cape Town GP plans still alive - report

Moves are still afoot to return Africa to the Formula One calendar. In July, as South Africa hosted the football World Cup, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said there are plans for the construction of a new Grand Prix circuit in Cape ...

Moves are still afoot to return Africa to the Formula One calendar.

In July, as South Africa hosted the football World Cup, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said there are plans for the construction of a new Grand Prix circuit in Cape Town.

"We have been talking to the people in South Africa for quite a long time off and on. The chances are ok," said the 80-year-old.

A new report by the German news agency SID said the Cape Town plans are still alive, with the feasibility of the project currently under examination by governmental economic and tourism authorities.

The report said the study involves considering whether a bespoke circuit or a semi-permanent venue make best sense for the city.

North of Johannesburg, Kyalami hosted 23 South African Grands Prix between 1967 and 1993.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bernie Ecclestone