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Formula One is keen to race in Rio de Janeiro but the current contract with Sao Paulo also covers next year, commercial managing director Sean Bratches said on Saturday.

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro told reporters on Wednesday that the country’s grand prix will be held in Rio from 2020 onwards, with a new track to be built in the city’s Deodoro region.He suggested the new track, to be named after the late triple world champion Ayrton Senna and funded by private investment, could be built in six to seven months.

Speaking to Reuters at the Spanish Grand Prix, Bratches said he had not read Bolsonaro’s exact words but indicated approval for a move while pointing out a possible contractual obstacle to the time frame.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

By Ian Dei

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