South Africa to return to F1?

By on Monday, February 21, 2011

South Africa is set to make a proposal to Bernie Ecclestone for the country to return to the Formula One calendar in 2013.

It is hoped that the first race will be held in September 2013 around the streets of Cape Town.

The proposed 5,3-kilometre circuit starts and ends in Cape Town Stadium and winds its way along the major roads in Sea Point, Green Point and Mouille Point and, according to the Argus, the pitlane would be situated along Beach Road in Green Point.

Although the government of the Western Cape has not yet officially endorsed the bid, the submission to Ecclestone was compiled with inputs from the City of Cape Town, Motorsport SA, Cape Town Tourism and Wesgro.

South Africa last hosted a Formula One race in 1993, at the Kyalami Circuit

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