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Sao Paulo council say Brazil GP will stay at Interlagos

Sao Paulo council say Brazil GP will stay at Interlagos

18-05-2019 11:41
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Earlier in the month, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro announced that the Brazilian GP would be moved to a new track in Rio de Janeiro from 2020 onwards, despite the Interlagos track having a contract for the race.

The announcement was met with surprise and Sao Paulo council have denied this. They have voted against a private sale of the circuit, and the city’s 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.”

F1’s commercial chief Sean Bratches added: "We’ve got a contract with our incumbent promoter through the 2020 Grand Prix.

"Brazil generally and Rio specifically are very attractive to us from a race standpoint and we’re flattered by the interest."

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