South African F1 would create ‘huge uplift’ but ‘work to be done’

“You need to have a look at what a Formula 1 event actually does for a country,” Warren Scheckter told BBC Sport Africa. “As a global sport, it’s very important to have a race in every continent and Africa is the last continent that Formula 1 is not on,” Scheckter said. Africa is a very important market for Formula 1 with a population of over 1.3bn people. Jody Scheckter, who won 10 races from 1972-1980 and who bowed out a year after winning his title with Ferrari, is the last African to have contested an F1 race. “The place that I really feel is dear to my heart and most important to get a race back is in South Africa,” the 37-year-old said recently.

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