The members of the city council of Adelaide they voted to save the circuit. The historic Australian track, the scene of 11 Formula 1 Grand Prix, risked closure after a request for the redevelopment of the area in a “greener” key, with the expansion of the tree-lined areas and the reduction of those cemented, such as the asphalt of the circuit, which in the summer contributes to overheating in the summer.
“Reimagining Victoria Park“Was exhibited in the city council last night, but was opposed by a second proposal, then split into two parts: one that aims to expand the green but saving the circuit, the other that invites the council to protect the track as a heritage citizen historian. The first passed unanimously, the second by a single vote. “It was this circuit that put Adelaide on the world map, and it is a culturally significant asset, certainly to be preserved“Said Councilor Alexander Hyde. “This decision sends a message to the community: the track is an important part of our culture and our history, and it will stay here. We would like, as a community, to return to hosting some short track races“.