Emerson Fittipaldi hopes for return of South African Grand Prix Although the two-time world champion has never won at the Kyalami circuit, he retains fond memories of it.
Between 1962 and 1993, the South African Grand Prix featured 23 times on the official Formula 1 calendar. The first three Grands Prix were held in East London, followed by 20 races at the famous Kyalami. After Alain Prost’s victory in 1993, the Grand Prix never returned to the calendar.
Back to South Africa
“I’ve been fortunate to have competed in the South African Grand Prix for more than 10 years. It was a fantastic Grand Prix‘ Fittipaldi agreed Weather. Fittipaldi never won the GP despite coming close twice. He finished second behind Denny Hulme in 1972 and third in 1973. “They love motorsport there in Kyalami‘ Fittipaldi explained.
Auto racing returned to South Africa. This year, for example, South Africa’s first ePrix was held in Cape Town. The Formula E race was won by Antonio Felix da Costa. Kyalami is also hoping to bring F1 back to the country, but there has been little talk about that potential return for a long time. First, the track needs to be rebuilt as it currently does not have the correct license. It also remains to be seen to what extent the government stands behind the return. A citizen survey has not yet been carried out.
Fittipaldi hopes Formula 1 will return to South Africa. It would ensure the sport returned to a continent it hadn’t been to in years. “The sport is expanding and going back to Africa, yes I would love to see Kyalami again.” closes the Brazilian.