Components 1 is in talks to carry a race in Morocco, based on business boss Sean Bratches.
If the occasion comes off, it might be the primary F1 race held in Africa for the reason that 1993 South African Grand Prix.
“We race on 5 continents and the final liveable continent that we do not race in is Africa,” Bratches mentioned.
“Now we have proactively been approached by Morocco and Marrakech to take a grand prix there. There’s a excessive diploma of curiosity.”
Bratches mentioned it was “actually essential” for F1’s proprietor Liberty Media to have a race in Africa “within the quick time period”.
Subsequent 12 months will see the primary Vietnamese Grand Prix within the south-east Asian nation’s capital Hanoi, and the Dutch Grand Prix on the historic Zandvoort monitor returns to the calendar for the primary time since 1985.
The all-electric Components E championship already holds an occasion in Morocco – a road race in Marrakech.
The final grand prix to be staged in Morocco was in 1958, when Stirling Moss gained in Casablanca.
Regardless of the addition of Vietnam and the Netherlands, Bratches added that he anticipated F1 to proceed with a 21-race calendar subsequent 12 months.
“We’re optimistic in regards to the prospect of a 21-race calendar once more subsequent 12 months,” he mentioned. “I do not assume we’re going to have greater than that.”
5 races are out of contract on the finish of this season – Britain, Italy, Germany, Mexico and Spain.
F1 has already introduced that it has an “settlement in precept” to proceed the Italian Grand Prix at Monza till 2024, having agreed the length and monetary phrases of the contract.
Silverstone is believed to be near securing its personal future with a brand new deal.
Bratches mentioned: “We’ll see. We’re having productive discussions with a number of events. Silverstone has been a central and seminal a part of the race calendar since 1950. These discussions are ongoing.”
If Silverstone does agree a brand new deal, that might doubtlessly go away Germany, Mexico and Spain with out races for subsequent 12 months.