Council vote boosts hope for Formula 1 to remain at Interlagos

17-05-2019 10:11
by Matt Gretton
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Council vote boosts hope for Formula 1 to remain at Interlagos

The future of Formula 1 at Interlagos looks slightly brighter after a council vote. Reports last week suggested that Formula 1 was planning to move to Brazilian Grand Prix to Rio de Janeiro.

The Sao Paulo council vote said that Interlagos Circuit should not be privately sold. The privatisation of the circuit put the race under threat before the move to Rio was even considered.

The vote still needs to be approved by the mayor, but it represents a boost to the hopes of keeping the race at the circuit.

The circuit has hosted races since 1990 and includes a few modern Formula 1 highlights including Lewis Hamilton's first title win.

The mayor, Bruno Covas said: "There is no doubt that Sao Paulo can continue to host the Grand Prix. We have security, organisation and we carry out works annually for maintenance in the pits and paddocks."

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