Morocco has not hosted a Formula 1 Race since the 1958 race in Casablanca’s Ain Diab.
Rabat – The one seat auto-racing, Formula 1, is considering an invitation from the Moroccan government to add the country to its racing map.
The commercial director of the competition, Sean Bratches, has said that “productive talks” have been held with the government of South Africa and, “to a lesser extent,” with Morocco, reported Spanish media outlet, AS.
Morocco acted as host to Formula 1 race in 1958 in Casablanca’s Ain Diab. British racer Stirling Moss won the Casablanca stage.
Formula 1’s last visit to the African continent was in 1993 at South Africa’s racing circuit, Kyalami. Between 1967 and 1993, 20 South African Grands Prix were staged at Kyalami.
“We race on five continents and the last habitable continent that we don’t race in is Africa,” Bratches said at the Sport Industry Breakfast Club in London.
“We have proactively been approached by Morocco and Marrakech to take a grand prix there. There is a high degree of interest,” he added.
Bratches highlighted that “Morocco has a high degree of interest for hosting a race in Marrakech, as the country’s government sees Formula 1 as an economic engine for growth and tourism.”