Formula 1 to race on in Sao Paulo until 2030

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Formula 1 has announced that it has granted Interlagos and the Sao Paulo Grand Prix a five-year contract extension that will see the venue remain on the sport’s calendar until 2030.

Formula 1 first visited the Autodromo José Carlos Pace in 1973. Rio took over from Sao Paulo as Brazil’s hosting city for a period of ten years before Grand Prix racing returned to Interlagos in 1990.

The event’s promoters signed their most recent five-year deal with F1 in 2020, with the city of Sao Paulo investing in the event.

Amid the sport’s growing popularity, especially on the American continent, all partes came together to sign an early five-year extension that will keep F1 in Sao Paulo until 2030.

“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,” commented F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“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.”

Alan Adler, CEO of Sao Paulo Grand Prix, added: "It is a great honour to have the contract extension that ensures Sao Paulo's place on the Formula 1 calendar. This is the recognition of the work we have been doing, with the crucial support of the Sao Paulo City Hall.

"Continuing to be a partner of Formula 1 is a matter of great pride. Now, we will immediately start planning for the years ahead so that we can have even better Grand Prix editions in the coming years."

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