An ambitious project could be developing from Colombia so that the Formula 1 calendar in America has one more Grand Prix with those of the USA, Mexico and Brazil. At TORK we tell you this crazy news that comes from coffee territory.
One of the novelties that is generating the most commotion in Colombia has to do with the announcement by the Mayor’s Office of Barranquilla about the possibility of having a circuit in the city to negotiate with the FIA the possibility of having in that city an official Grand Prix of the highest category of world motorsports. They want the South American continent to have two official circuits for the Formula 1.
Over the days, that announcement went from being something utopian to something completely viable. Barranquilla wants to house the Big Top although that implies an absolutely astronomical economic effort. Comparing it with the recent investment that is being made in Miami to have F1, a 10-year contract was signed there in which the city intends to spend a value close to 971 million dollars. In addition, you have to pay the competition per year to maintain the venue file and that value increases. In the case of the new GP in the USA, the first token will cost 31.5 million dollars.
That is what it costs to bring Formula 1 to a country, which is why it has been considered one of the most ostentatious and exotic sports in recent years. Even so, it seems that Barranquilla does dream of having an official career that the Caribbean Grand Prix. A video presentation of what the race would be like and how the proposal would have been sold to the FIA would have been leaked on networks. At the moment, this recording runs in the order of speculation because no official source has given truth about it.