Melbourne is currently contracted to be hosting the Australian GP until 2023, but what about afterwards? Well, the Adelaide City Council wants to bring the race back to the historic circuit. The circuit has seen wins from the likes of Ayrton Senna and Keke Rosberg, and a shortened version of the track is used for the Supercars season opener, but Adelaide hasn’t held a Formula One race since 1995. The city council have now made a formal request for the South Australian Tourism Minister to look into the viability of a bid to host the race again. “There’s certain nostalgia that the grand prix brings and I think everyone in the room is old enough to remember the halcyon days so I’m glad that the council will write to the State Government and at least indicate that we’d like this to be explored,” said councillor Alex Antic. “We’d just like to see the State Government take the steps to see if it is viable and whether a pitch could be made.” So, will it happen? Judging by tourism minister Leon Bignell’s comments, probably not. “If [Adelaide] want the Grand Prix, how about they put in some money so we can get the grandstands up a bit quicker, which will make their ratepayers happy,” he said. “They are big on complaining, but not putting their hands in their pockets to help their ratepayers. We’re not interested in [the Grand Prix].” For more Formula One news and discussions head over to the RaceDepartment Formula One sub forum and join in with your fellow community members. Would you like to see a return to Adelaide? What old circuits would you like to see back on the calendar? Let us know in the comments below!