Stefano Domenicali flew from Mexico to Colombia for grand prix talks : PlanetF1

Stefano Domenicali is reported to have travelled to Colombia for talks over taking Components 1 to the South American nation sooner or later.

The Colombian metropolis of Barranquilla expressed an curiosity earlier this yr about bringing Components 1 to the nation, presumably underneath the marque of the ‘Grand Prix of the Caribbean’, with metropolis mayor Jaime Pumarejo saying he needs to see Colombia on the calendar from the 2024 season.

Colombian publication El Heraldo reported the Components 1 chief government flew from Mexico to Colombia after the race at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, with talks anticipated to proceed over their proposed race – Pumarejo hoping to safe a 10-year deal for a semi-urban format in Barranquilla.

“What we are able to say is the method goes very effectively,” the mayor advised Blu Radio in September, quoted by MARCA. “Progress has been made in all of the earlier steps earlier than a closing determination.

“The local weather change effort we’re making within the metropolis could be probably the most vital factors of this grand prix.

“As well as, it will be self-sustainable, i.e. the event of the race wouldn’t price the nation and town, however quite the opposite would carry employment, tourism and recognition.

“In one of many routes the river is the protagonist, in one other not, however each are within the metropolitan space of Barranquilla. We hope if all that continues to be to be achieved, we might be speaking about 2024 or 2025 and it will be signed for 10 years.

“It could be the occasion with the very best turnover in Colombia. A Components 1 grand prix has a turnover in two or three days of two.5 instances what Corferias (a conference centre in Bogotá) has a turnover in the entire yr.”

Colombia’s proposed arrival on the calendar must be on the expense of one other circuit, nonetheless, with Domenicali having claimed not too long ago Components 1 has now reached its “most” variety of races – with a file 24 penned for subsequent season’s calendar, together with six sprints.

“23 to 24 races is an efficient quantity however I don’t need to focus on extra,” mentioned Domenicali, quoted by Motorsport-Magazin.com.

“The venues are chosen round this quantity. There are numerous elements taken under consideration however the variety of grands prix is ​​clear. At 24, the utmost is reached.

“The market calls for this variety of races. We used to have 15 races however that was a unique scenario. There’s quite a lot of curiosity now and hopefully it’ll get even larger sooner or later.”

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