New Formulation 1 observe plan for Rio deserted over environmental considerations

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The Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo will proceed to host F1 races

Plans to construct a brand new Formulation 1 circuit within the Brazilian metropolis of Rio de Janeiro have been deserted.

The mission, to be constructed on a former military base, had been criticised by environmentalists because it required the felling of a patch of native forest.

World champion Lewis Hamilton had additionally indicated his opposition to the observe.

Rio’s atmosphere secretary Eduardo Cavaliere mentioned: “We’re formally giving up on the development of Rio Worldwide Circuit.”

The circuit was to have been constructed within the Camboata Forest within the Deodoro space of town. It had been backed by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and had secured a contract with F1.

Nonetheless, when opposition to the mission turned clear, F1 subsequently agreed a deal to preserve the Brazilian Grand Prix on the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, which has hosted the race since 1990.

Final yr’s Brazilian Grand Prix was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The race is scheduled to happen at Interlagos this yr, renamed the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, on 7 November.

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