Formula 1 could be set for two trips per year to South America after plans were revealed for a "Caribbean Grand Prix" in Colombia.
At the moment, the only annual visit to the continent takes place late in each season for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Races have also been held in Argentina in the past, but no other South American country has hosted an F1 event to date.
But that could change in the coming years, according to the mayor of Barranquilla. In a radio appearance, Jaime Pumarejo told listeners that F1 delegates have already visited the city on Colombia's northern coast and apparently liked what they saw. "What we can say is that the process is going very well," he told Blu Radio. "Progress has been made in all the previous steps before a final decision.
That is to say, they have already come to the city, they have found it comfortable and they have thought that there could be a different Grand Prix here, where nature would be one of the most important points." The report also claims the race, if given the green light, would be known as the Caribbean Grand Prix – a nod to the city's location on the Caribbean Sea.Read more on mirror.co.uk