Greed ended African GP talks says Scheckter

1979 world champion Jody Scheckter says greed led to the demise of Africa’s return to the Formula 1 calendar. The last African GP was at Kyalami, a suburb close to South Africa’s largest city Johannesburg, in 1993. Scheckter’s nephew Warren was at the heart of negotiations to bring Kyalami back to the F1 calendar, with rumours reaching their zenith in summer 2022. “I was an inside part of it,” Scheckter told He had got government backing, some of the wealthiest people in South Africa behind it. “He went from 500,000 to 2 million, and he wanted to take the whole thing over.

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