Connect with us

2019 F1

Sao Paulo not giving up on Brazil GP



The governor of Sao Paulo is not giving up on the Brazilian grand prix.

Earlier this week, F1 CEO Chase Carey met with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who declared the chance of Rio de Janeiro hosting a grand prix in 2021 at “99 per cent”.

But Carey has now travelled to Sao Paulo, where authorities have a contract until 2020 to host the Brazilian grand prix at Interlagos.

Sao Paulo governor told Carey that he doubts whether the Rio neighbourhood of Deodoro can produce a Formula 1 circuit in time for a 2021 race.

“I would subtly recommend that you visit Deodoro and see for yourself whether there can be a circuit there within the timeframe,” governor Joao Doria, in the presence of Carey, is quoted by Globo.

Doria insisted that Formula 1 has not signed a contract with Rio.

“I’m sorry to frustrate Bolsonaro about it, but no decision is made,” he said.

“It is not a political, emotional or institutional decision. It’s a business decision,” he said. “And the business of Formula 1 is very powerful.”

Governor Doria denied that he is in any type of “political dispute” with Brazil’s president over Formula 1.

“It is simply my duty as governor to defend the state of Sao Paulo,” he said. “Formula 1 is one of the highest quality events in the media and it is my obligation to ensure it stays in Sao Paulo.”

For his part, Chase Carey also played down the notion of a dispute between Sao Paulo and Rio.

“We are talking with Rio and Sao Paulo to find the best solution for the continuation of the Brazilian grand prix,” he said.


Latest F1 News

Latest F1 News

2019 F12 weeks ago

Vettel ‘has no future at Ferrari anymore’ – Red Bull boss

Sebastian Vettel has “no future at Ferrari”, according to his former boss Dr Helmut Marko. Despite having arguably the fastest...

2019 F12 weeks ago

Leclerc girlfriend reveals Ferrari’s F1 star ended relationship with her

Charles Leclerc’s former girlfriend has revealed that the Ferrari driver “left me” in order to focus on his Formula 1...

2019 F12 weeks ago

Hamilton seizing advantage of Vettel DNF to seal Russian GP

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton took the advantages with the Russian Grand Prix victory after race leader Sebastian Vettel’s retirement. During...

2019 F12 weeks ago

McLaren split with Renault for Mercedes in 2021 F1

McLaren split with engine supplier Renault over a disagreement about Formula 1 strategy, according to Cyril Abiteboul. “It was apparent...

2019 F13 weeks ago

The manager says secrecy around Schumacher’s health is “difficult” to understand

News of the Seven time F1 world champion, Michael Schumacher being “out of a coma” went viral on June 2014,...

2019 F13 weeks ago

Mercedes no favourite at remaining races in 2019 – Hamilton

Mercedes will no longer be the favourite at any of the remaining races in 2019, according to Lewis Hamilton. Despite...

2019 F13 weeks ago

Renault F1 criticises FIA over penalty

Cyril Abiteboul has accused the FIA of being inconsistent about how it hands out penalties for sporting and technical infractions....

2019 F13 weeks ago

Ferrari ‘hungrier than Mercedes’ – Hamilton

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton criticised Mercedes after the Singapore GP. The Briton was not even on the podium on Sunday,...

2019 F13 weeks ago

Hamilton warns he could lose 2019 F1 title

Lewis Hamilton has warned Mercedes that he risks not winning the 2019 world championship. The Briton’s championship lead is actually...

2019 F11 month ago

Charles Leclerc is Ferrari’s “No: 1 driver” – JJ Lehto

Charles Leclerc is now Ferrari’s “number 1 driver”. That is the view of JJ Lehto, who was once the supporting...

Most Popular is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media