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Ecclestone would like race in South Africa

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he would like to see the sport return to South Africa after 25 years.

Ecclestone, talking to the Australian Grand Prix podcast confirmed South Africa as the next race he would like to see on the calendar. With the number of races ever growing, he was not committal that it could grow ever further, but such a race would then make it truly a ‘world championship’, with a race in every major continent.

Formula One last race in South Africa at Kyalami in 1993, and before that was a regular fixture on the calendar. Rumours have suggested in the past a possible street circuit in or near Cape Town, a return to the reprofiled Kyalami or a new purpose built track.

Talking to Sky about a possible location, Ecclestone said, “Cape Town, or maybe we’ve been talking to people on the other coast, maybe it will be possible. We will see. Politically there is a lot of support, it is a case of who is going really put the money up.”

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