Formula 1 racing is set to return to the African continent as early as the 2023 season with the return of the South African Grand Prix. Officials are in advanced talks about a return to the Kyalami circuit just north of Johannesburg. The 4.5km circuit has 16 relentless corners that will test the downforce of the cars, and push the drivers’ skills to the limit. Highlights include a long run into turn one, providing some epic action at the start of the race, and some relentlessly high-speed corners. The Kyalami circuit has a capacity of 100,00, which is bound to sell out given the excitement around the sports’ return to the calendar.
It's not the first time a Formula 1 championship race has been held in South Africa. Niki Lauda, Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost are among drivers who have won multiple races at the circuit. It also hosted an epic battle in 1993 between two greats: Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher. When it returns to the calendar, expect to see the likes of Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc battle wheel-to-wheel around this challenging circuit.
For fans travelling to South Africa for the Grand Prix, they’ll be able to take in the best Johannesburg has to offer. This includes incredible safaris taking in the breathtaking wildlife, touring the city’s many vineyards and wineries, and exploring the history of the great city.
A race date and ticketing information including available grandstands are yet to be confirmed for the South African Formula 1 Grand Prix. To be the first to be informed, sign up to the Motorsport Tickets mailing list for notifications and alerts.