F1 extends São Paulo contract until 2030

Five-year extension retains iconic race at Interlagos Circuit.

Formula One has extended its contract with the São Paulo Grand Prix.

Confirmed:

  • São Paulo Grand Prix to remain on calendar until 2030
  • Five-year extension for event held at Interlagos Circuit

Context:

Interlagos first featured on the Formula One calendar in 1972, although it now races under the ‘São Paulo Grand Prix’ moniker instead of its traditional Brazilian Grand Prix title due to political reasons. The country's previous president Jair Bolsonaro had wanted the Brazilian Grand Prix to move to Rio de Janeiro, so this formed part of the terms agreed by the circuit’s new promoters in order to stave off that threat.

Comment:

Formula One chief executive Stefano Domenicali said: “I am delighted to announce we will be staying at Interlagos until 2030, and I can’t wait for many more years of the wonderful atmosphere that the Brazilian fans bring. Brazil has such a rich racing heritage, and this iconic circuit is a favourite of drivers and fans around the world. It embodies everything that is great about racing, and we look forward to seeing how it develops over the years to come to create an even better experience.”

Coming next:

The São Paulo Grand Prix takes place this weekend from 3rd to 5th November, before the final two races of the season in Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi.

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