South African Petrolheads Suggest Taxi to Race Formula One Grand Prix Car For F1 Mzansi PR Stunt

South African Petrolheads Suggest Taxi to Race Formula One Grand Prix Car For F1 Mzansi PR Stunt

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:04 PM
  • With South Africa being considered for a Grand Prix Formula One race in the future, local petrolheads had an interesting suggestion should one ever come here
  • If indeed a race was to held in the country, reportedly at the Kyalami Race Track, there was a suggestion that the F1 cars race a taxi there
  • In 2019, Red Bull Racing held a publicity event where one of their cars driven by F1 legend raced against a taxi on the streets of Cape Town

South African motorsports racing enthusiasts have suggested that a Grand Prix Formula One car take on the (in)famous local taxi in a race.

This is as the country is being touted to host an F1 race in the near future.

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A Red Bull Racing F1 car took on a taxi in Cape Town back in 2019.
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According to Sport24, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali was in talks with stakeholders in Mzansi about the possibility of the sport returning to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. IOL reported that this would be the first time Formula One would return to the country since 1993, won by Alain Prost driving a Williams-Renault. The late, great Ayrton Senna finished second in a McLaren-Ford, while Mark Blundell came in third in a Ligier-Renault.

Twitter user @Just_Zulu suggested the interesting aforementioned public PR stunt be considered that would put the country back on the motorsport map worldwide. This would hark back to when Red Bull Racing had F1 legend David Coulthard race against a Toyota Hi-Ace minibus on the streets of Cape Town's Central Business District in 2019 for a television advert.

The taxi was driven by comedian Jason Goliath accompanied by fellow comedian Sne Dladla as his co-driver.

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Criminals appear to have it in for Formula One drivers at the moment.

As reported on Sports Brief, Aston Martin driver Sebastien Vettel was the subject of a robbery yesterday in the Spanish city of Barcelona.

The four-time world champion had participated in the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, where he finished in 11th place as Red Bull's Max Verstappen claimed the honours.

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