Stefano Domenicali continues to make headlines in his new role of CEO of Formula One, a position he stepped into on January 1, upon Chase Care’s exit.
Although the hopes of a street race circuit in Miami were fairly well squashed at the end of 2020, with residents protesting the new addition to the calendar, Domenicali has confirmed that the fight for this race and a return to Africa is not off the cards.
It would be the first time Formula One has taken to the streets of Miami should plans restart on that front, however, an African circuit would see the world’s fastest cars return to the country for the first time since 1993 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.
With COVID-19 continuing to affect the F1 calendar, the Australian GP was postponed until November, as they continued to insist on a two-week hotel quarantine for passengers arriving in, while the Chinese GP was canceled altogether.
Now, the season looks set to kick off with a potential double-header in Bahrain with the first lights out expected on March 28.
A location for the third race of the season is also yet to be confirmed, however, there is speculation that the circus will return to the Algarve once again in Portimao.
In an interview, Stefano Domenicali said; “Our strategy in the future will be to be more present in the US with more than one grand prix.
“Austin has been very important in the last years of our calendar. It will be also in the future and we are discussing with them the renewal of the agreement.
“And of course, Miami is a place where we are looking. I cannot say more than that.
“But for sure, there is a big interest from both parties to be there.
“That is basically in North Africa [and] South Africa, that I can tell.”
“This is something that’s very important, I think, in terms of having a new place or old place with a great heritage back in Formula 1,” He concluded.