Avatar photo

By Siyavuya Mbaduli


Hamilton reaffirms desire for F1 return to Kyalami

Latest call by the former world champion comes after a similar reaction last year by rival and current champion, Max Verstappen.

In the world of Formula 1, a dream is being kept alive. Seven-times champion Lewis Hamilton remains steadfast in his pursuit to bring the pinnacle of motor racing back to Africa.

Hamilton on a mission

In a candid interview with ESPN, the passion within Hamilton’s voice is palpable. He speaks of the significance of Formula 1’s return to the African continent, conveying his belief that it will soon become a reality.

For Hamilton, this isn’t just about racing; it’s about embracing a heritage, connecting with fans, and fostering the growth of the sport in a region that holds immense potential.

ALSO READ: Kyalami GP return dashed further as deadline to sign deal passes

As he navigates the twists and turns of his own career, Hamilton remains resolutely committed to the cause. Behind the scenes, he engages with the governing body and igniting discussions that may pave the way for the triumph of his “huge dream.”

His vision transcends personal ambition; it is a heartfelt call to action, a rallying cry to unlock new frontiers, and a testament to the indomitable spirit of a true champion.

The anticipation builds, and the collective hearts of motorsport enthusiasts beat a little faster with each passing day.

Still lingering hope

South Africa last played host to a Grand Prix in 1993 at Kyalami. The rumblings of a potential comeback reverberated recently, as talks were held to stage an event as early as this year.

Although those discussions ultimately faltered, hope still flickers on the horizon, casting its gaze toward the year 2024.

Kyalami still ultimately remains South Africa’s greatest hope of a Formula 1 race with spokespeople for the circuit remaining hopeful of an event.

Article first appeared on carmag.co.za.

NOW READ: Kyalami Grand Prix almost happened but got sunk by ‘greed’

Read more on these topics

formula 1 Kyalami Lewis Hamilton