A Formula 1 race could be on the cards in the Caribbean as Stefano Domenicali looks to branch out for future seasons.
Jamie Pumarejo, the mayor of Barranquilla, Colombia has said he is open to the option of hosting a Grand Prix in the coming years and went as far as to say the “process is progressing favourably.”
Speaking to Columbian paper El Heraldo, he said: “It is a real, palpable possibility. It is a financially sustainable project that brings investment to the city by being promoted by the private sector.
“It is not yet a reality, but we are in the race, and we hope to reach the finish line.”
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It is understood that the race in Colombia would be known as the ‘Caribbean Grand Prix’, and would feature picturesque surroundings as Barranquilla is on the coast of the Caribbean Sea.
Reports also suggest that the track would be situated within the metropolitan area of the city – aligning with the vision of Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali.
The F1 boss reportedly took a trip to Barranquilla following the Mexico City Grand Prix to see the vision for himself.
The former Ferrari boss, told Sky Sports earlier this year that it was up to officials to “find the right balance considering what are the venues which would like to be in F1, what are the historical values we need to see on the calendar.”