With change in administration, comes a change in thinking, a change in ideas and a change in priorities. With Bernie Ecclestone out, everyone was hoping for F1 to move to more legendary tracks that were not able to find their way in because of Ecclestone’s high fees for hosting a grand prix. Besides, the American heads have already promised more races in the United States. Here we bring you some probable venues for Liberty Media to consider:
The traditional layout near the dunes hosted F1 races from 1948 until 1985 and became notorious because of Roger Williamson’s lethal accident in the 1973 Grand Prix, but has hosted unforgettable races. The circuit authorities have improved their safety standards since then, but it gets tested every year by the DTM and the F-3 Masters. The Tarzanbocht (Tarzan turn) is a favourite among drivers and fans. What better moment to revive the Grand Prix than now, when the country has a race winner and a world champion in the making? Will Liberty Media add the African continent to the F1 map?
Although Australian motorsports has a lot of nice permanent tracks, such as Mount Panorama/Bathurst and Phillip Island, Formula 1 on the land down under was always an street affair. It all started with Adelaide, with its large roads and flowing layout that served the stage to some title deciders – the 1986 a classic, with both Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell losing their chances due to tyre trouble, only to Alain Prost clinch the championship. Ok, the Albert Park in Melbourne cannot lose its place on the calendar but, in times of change, what if Liberty Media created an Australian double-header?