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Formula 1: Brazilian GP moves: cult route has to give way

Brazil cult route has to give way

The Brazilian GP is moving from Interlagos to Rio de Janeiro. But the project not only attracts the ire of Formula 1 fans.

D.his decision by Formula 1 promoter Liberty Media is causing severe criticism: the Brazilian GP will in future (possibly as early as 2021) no longer take place in Interlagos but in Rio de Janeiro.

The cult route in Interlagos tumbles off the calendar

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In a letter to Claudio Castro, the governor of Rio de Janeiro, F1 boss Chase Carey confirms: “I am writing to keep you informed that we have now reached an agreement with Rio Motorsports LLC regarding the hosting, implementation and promotion of Formula 1 races in Rio de Janeiro. “

There are negative comments from Formula 1 fans in Internet forums. The circuit in Interlagos is considered a cult racetrack with exciting races and historical moments. The end of this traditional slope would be a real loss.

But there are also powerful headwinds from environmentalists. The route is to be built in Rio’s Deodoro district, for which thousands of trees have to be felled. Therefore, a petition has already been submitted against the new racing facility.

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