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Rio in race to secure F1, could replace Interlagos as home of Brazilian GP?

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f1fanatic - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 9:23 PM

I hope not! Interlagos is a classic and i think F1 had got rid of too many of them recently, I would hate to be left with only a coupe of classic tracks and a load of new boring tracks.

Ed - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 12:44 AM

Well, unfortunately the old Jacarepagua Circuit is no more. It has been chopped up to make room for the new Olympic Village (Rio is hosting the 2016 games, if you don't know) and it's now a far cry from what it was back when it hosted the F1 and even MotoGP races...But even before that it had been left to rotten almost receiving virtually no maintenance since MotoGP left.

If Rio is serious about hosting a race, I hope Brazil gets 2 rounds because I would hate to lose Interlagos. Like it has been said, one of the last great old school circuits F1 has these days! Plenty of overtaking opportunities and one of the best 'S's anywhere in the World.

In the meantime, how about Australia move their Melbourne race (BORIIIIIING) to Phillip Island as well? I know... I know... it won't happen. It needs to have a hard breaking zone after the straight to comply with F1 regulations.

Dylan - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 3:25 AM

You can go to Cancun Ibiza Phuket and whatever but Rio is just special the place is a paradise it's a special place ask anyone who has been there (me included). Jacarapegua was a great circuit the sea view the crowd the engines completely different from Sao Paulo. Bernie and FOM would go with the highest bidder we all know that but I agree two races in Brazil would be just perfect specially as both cities are different markets. Go Mangueira!

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