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Adelaide instead of Shanghai: Australia denies any hypothesis – Formula 1

Delete from a calendar 2023 Chinese Grand Prix Inevitably, requests began from several countries to be able to replace next year’s Tour of Shanghai, while at the same time allowing a return to the 24 races scheduled for 2023. Since the announcement that the Chinese weekend was gone, the circuit has momentarily appeared to be there. Greater chances for the Portuguese in Portimao, but the location of the event is between Australian Grand Prix And that Azerbaijani sparked more rumors about the possibility of being able to organize the race in the Asian continent.

China, which was therefore to host F1 after the weekend Melbourneindirectly to the premise of the second race on Australian soil, more specifically on the historic street circuit Adelaide. The track, which in 1985 became the site of the first edition of the Australian Grand Prix, has often been the scene of crucial appointments to allocate the world title: among them, Nigel Mansell’s tire blowout in 1986Which deprived the Englishman of winning the world championship in favor of Alain Prost. Or, the hotly contested connection between Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill at 1994which led to the first world championship victory in the Germans’ career, without forgetting the 1990 edition, remembered as the 500th race in the history of Formula 1. In 1995, Adelaide welcomed F1 for the eleventh and last time, before moving to the Melbourne track.

However, the CEO of the Australian Grand Prix outright denied any kind of dream or hope of a possible return for Adelaide, Andrew Westcottwho voiced himself to the microphones “We have a disclaimer to make sure of that Melbourne is still the only one in Australia – commented – And it is very important that they remain part of the contractual agreements for the future. We have a strong position, as evidenced by the crowds this year, so I think the big picture that I’m focusing on more from a positive point of view is the growth of Formula 1, both as a show and as an attraction for tourism and visits.”

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