Method One has confirmed the Brazilian Grand Prix will stay at Interlagos till 2025, rebranded because the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
The way forward for the race had been doubtful this yr, the ultimate one in every of its earlier contract. This yr’s occasion had been cancelled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and hypothesis had grown over a swap to a brand new circuit being deliberate in Rio.
Nonetheless, Interlagos’ new promoters have secured a brand new deal and new title for the occasion, that means will probably be a part of F1’s unprecedented 23-race 2021 season.
Though the title change seemingly leaves open the potential for a Brazilian Grand Prix at a unique venue, it’s understood it’s to mirror the truth that the town is funding the race quite than the federal authorities.
F1 CEO Chase Carey stated: “We’re happy to announce the town of São Paulo will proceed to host the Brazilian Grand Prix till 2025 and sit up for working with our new promoter within the years forward. Brazil is an important marketplace for Method 1 with devoted followers and an extended historical past within the sport.
“The race in Brazil has all the time been a spotlight for our followers, the drivers and our companions and we sit up for offering Method 1 followers with an thrilling race at Interlagos in 2021 and over the following 5 years.