Formula 1 Group CEO Bernie Ecclestone told Cape Town's radio station "567 Cape Talk" in a recent interview that Cape Town could host a Grand Prix “within two years” from now. He furthermore said "As soon as we get a contract in place, which we’re working on now, then it will go quick quickly from there I hope."
South Africa last held an F1 grand prix at the Kyalami circuit, 25 miles north of Johannesburg, in 1993. Although there have since been rumours of a race returning to that part of the world, nothing has ever come to fruition.
According to IOL.co.za three bids have emerged from Cape Town in the past few years: one for a new track near the airport, a second on the West Coast near Atlantis and a third on Cape Town’s streets, in the style of the Monaco Grand Prix.