HomeNewsEventsMotorsportBrazil

Bolsonaro says Brazilian Grand Prix to move to Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has claimed that the Brazilian Grand Prix will be moved to Rio de Janeiro. The race has been held since 1990 at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos track but Bolsonaro claims a new circuit could be built in Rio without public money.

The BBC reports construction would take place over the next several months and the track would occupy some former 2016 Olympic venues.

However, organizers in Sao Paulo say since the track has a contract to continue the race until 2020, commitments must continue to be honored by both the city of Sao Paulo and F1.

The race is the only F1 Grand Prix in South America, and Brazil represents the racing series’ largest single national television audience.

Most recent

IMG Licensing says it has secured contracts with 25 Japanese licensees and 21 global licensees for this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. Ben Cronin reports.

Tom Hill, chief commercial officer, World Rugby speaks exclusively to SportBusiness about the commercial programme for the 2019 World Cup in Japan

Browning has marred thousands of once-valuable autographed baseballs, with the precise cause of the damage still unknown. Dennis Tuttle examines the impact on the baseball collectibles market

Dead since 1995, the revered Hall of Famer still commands a lofty position among baseball memorabilia collectors