Kyalami, South Africa

Kyalami, South Africa

Kyalami has always had something of a potted history, being in and out of trouble most of the time. Situated 25km north of Johannesburg, it opened in 1961 and hosted GPs from 1967. The 4 km long track managed to avoid trouble associated with apartheid, often affecting others sports, until 1985 when several F1 teams boycotted the race.

Although F1 returned in 1992, to a revised track and better facilities, overtaking was next to impossible. Combined with ongoing financial and political difficulties the circuit has not seen much major league action since.

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By Phil Clark

Kyalami has always had something of a potted history, being in and out of trouble most of the time. Situated 25km north of Johannesburg, it opened in 1961 and hosted GPs from 1967. The 4 km long track managed to avoid trouble associated with apartheid, often affecting others sports, until 1985 when several F1 teams boycotted the race.

Although F1 returned in 1992, to a revised track and better facilities, overtaking was next to impossible. Combined with ongoing financial and political difficulties the circuit has not seen much major league action since.

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By Phil Clark

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