If you were to add a new country to the calendar, what would it be?

mjo

Procrastinating
Contributor
Well, seeing as the USA, Russia and France are due to join the calendar, I would say South Africa, we F1 can be truly 'global' and have a race on every (populated) calendar.

After that, I would add Argentina and Mexico.
 

Galahad

Not a Moderator
Valued Member
I agree that a race on the African continent is the major omission. South Africa is a logical choice, but international races used to be held on the North African coast - Morocco and Libya - in the past, and perhaps when the so-called Arab Spring has run its course that could be an option again? Even if not the top priority immediately, of course.

Plus I don't like the current layout at Kyalami at all.
 

mjo

Procrastinating
Contributor
Plus I don't like the current layout at Kyalami at all.

Weren't they talking about a race in Cape Town or Durban?

 

Galahad

Not a Moderator
Valued Member
One thing I will say in favour of Kyalami - it doesn't run through the middle of a stadium partway through the lap!

In all seriousness a new circuit might be ok - I had just assumed Kyalami was the obvious choice.
 

Josh

Champion Elect
I want a race in the Netherlands, but that's for purely selfish reasons :p

An African GP would be nice. Not sure where, though... Morocco and South Africa would be my first two choices...
 

tooncheese

Hans Heyer
Contributor
There is a very good reason why there are no races in Africa, it is largely very poor, and there are a lot of nasty dictators. Only the southern countries and those on the Mediterranean coast could hold races. South Africa, Mozambique, and South Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) all held F1 races in the sixties as part of the South African F1 championship. There is also a circuit in Angola (near Luanda I think), and Namibia could probably hold a race with some effort.

Whilst the Mediterranean is still unsettled, probably only Egypt, and maybe Tunisia have the money to hold a race, but they all have lots of oil to help raise funds.
 

Slyboogy

World Champion
Contributor
Scotland! Oh the flower of Scotland!

Or one in Jamaican or The Bahamas :)

New Zealand would be ideal too, I was thinking about a Grand Prix there recently, has nice scenery
 

GermanF1

Race Winner
Contributor
Bernie's main criteria obviously is a large history of motor racing. So let's go to Oman or Jemen. I like North Korea as well. Thanks Vortex for this awesome suggestion:D
 
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