Reports: F1 Closing in on Deal for South African Grand Prix

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By Madeline Coleman Formula One has not competed in Africa since 1993. View the original article to see embedded media. Formula One has not been in Africa since 1993, but it seems like that may change as soon as next season. According to multiple reports, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali flew from Baku, which hosted the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, to South Africa to discuss a possible return. The sport used to compete in Kyalami between 1967 and ’85, and returned for consecutive years—’92 and ’93. The city is north of Johannesburg, and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has been one of the…

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