F1 looking at Colombia for future Grand Prix

Caribbean Grand Prix could be a replacement for South Africa in 2024.
  • F1 boss Domenicali toured several sites in Barranquilla last week
  • Rumours that South African GP will struggle to take place in 2024

Formula One is looking at Colombia as a potential destination for a future Grand Prix following a visit to Barranquilla from chief executive Stefano Domenicali.

The Italian toured several sites in the city with mayor Jaime Pumarejo, with the eventual goal to stage a race in the country.

“Barranquilla and Colombia have to believe that they can organise great events,” Pumarejo told select media, including regional Colombian newspaper El Heraldo.

“This is the largest sporting event that exists and we are looking for a way to make it viable. We will work with many entities to make it possible, as long as Formula One allows us to do so.

“Stefano has been getting to know the city at various points, seeing different options, [Formula One is not set on] a specific circuit.”

If the plan comes to fruition, this would be the third South American country to host a Formula One Grand Prix, after Brazil, which is still on the calendar, and Argentina, which last hosted a race in 1998.

Talk of Colombia as a future destination has intensified following rumours that the South African Grand Prix, currently planned for 2024, will struggle to go ahead, according to reports from DAZN.

Domenicali had flown out to South Africa in June to explore the possibility of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit near Johannesburg hosting the race, but no reasons have been given for the rumoured complications.

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