Years ago Formula 1 has been carrying out different technical innovations, inaugurated new destinations for its grand prizes but for Lewis hamil
Years ago Formula 1 has been carrying out different technical innovations, inaugurated new destinations for its grand prizes but for Lewis hamilton something is missing to make it a true world championship. Months ago he had already made a similar request and had no responses. That is why, in the last hours, he repeated his concern with a clear phrase.
“To have a full world championship, we would have to compete in Africa again. Formula 1 has to become a sport that goes to a place and leaves something that can really help communities and I think that, first of all, give back the pay attention to Africa and highlight the beautiful place that it is, I think it is the most important location we have to go to, “he said.
The last time the Maxima visited that continent was in 1993, at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa. Alain Prost took the victory then in his Williams-Renault, followed by Ayrton Senna and Mark Blundell. A very young Michael Schumacher, with the Benetton team, had an accident on lap 39 and could not finish the test.
The seven-time champion’s sayings had an impact and Chloe Targett-Adams, F1’s director of promotion and business relations, assured that it is an issue that they have recently discussed and for which they hope to find a solution. “I have the same opinion as Lewis Hamilton. Africa is a continent where there is no F1 and that is wrong. It is a priority,” he said.
South Africa does not enter into the plans of the Great Circus for 2022 and if it returns to the calendar, it would not be until 2023. Warren Scheckter, nephew of F1 champion Jody Scheckter and executive director of SAGP – the company that wants to organize a GP in South Africa -, advanced that next year the talks will resume.