TELAM.COM.- The president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt, ruled out that Formula 1 could be held on African soil in the short term.
“At the moment there are only rumors about the interest of some African countries to organize a Formula 1 event, but between the next three and five years I do not see any possibility,” said Todt in Nairobi.
Bernie Ecclestone, the “strong man” of Formula 1, had spoken in July about the possibility of South Africa having a race of the highest category of world motorsport in three years, reports the DPA agency.
“We have been talking for a long time with those responsible in South Africa. The chances are good, “Ecclestone told the BBC at the time of the British Grand Prix. At the time he even made reference to Cape Town as a possible venue.
The circuit was last in Africa in 1993, then with a race in Kyalami, South Africa. A total of 23 Formula 1 races were run in South Africa, the first three in the city of East London.