May 21 (GMM) Hermann Tilke, the renowned F1 circuit architect, is in charge of the layout for the new project in Rio de Janeiro.
Strongly backed by new Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, a new track named after Ayrton Senna looks set to replace Interlagos as the 2021 Brazil GP host.
However, Interlagos – in Sao Paulo – is not yet giving up, insisting its 2020 contract with F1 be honoured.
“There is no doubt that we have what it takes to continue hosting the Brazilian GP, both from the organisational and security point of view,” said Sao Paulo mayor Bruno Covas.
“As we wait to know our future, we will continue with our usual work,” he added.
But Globo reports that the Rio project has taken another big step forward, with construction getting official approval to go ahead from city officials on Monday.
“Today’s achievement is the completion of a process we began more than four years ago,” said the Rio promoter, JR Pereira.
“We have put together the best in the world in terms of technical capacity to guarantee Rio de Janeiro a race track for the most modern motor sports in the world,” he added.
Tilke, who was the track designer in charge of most of the modern circuits on the calendar, said: “The proposal we have brought to Rio is for the design of a modern circuit that is dynamic and full of emotion.”
Grand Prix Tours has once again orchestrated the perfect race weekend for the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix. Located just outside of the Belgian city of Spa is the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps home to the Belgian Grand Prix. Known as one of the most popular races on the Formula 1 calendar because of its scenic setting, racing heritage and famously challenging turns this race is a favorite of drivers and fans alike. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Belgian Grand Prix.
Join Grand Prix Tours as we head to beautiful northern Italy and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza for the 2020 Italian Grand Prix. With a racing lineage that dates back more than 95 years, unpredictable weather patterns and the ravenous Ferrari fans makes this race and post-race celebration a spectacle like no other in professional motorsports. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Italian Grand Prix.
Join Grand Prix Tours as we head to Singapore and the Marina Bay Street Circuit for the only true night race on the Formula 1 calendar. One of only 4 street circuits on the F1 calendar the beauty of the modern Formula 1 cars are on full display under the bright lights of the Marina Bay street circuit. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Singapore Grand Prix.
Get ready to bear witness to one of the most difficult tracks drivers will face all season, the Suzuka Circuit. Designed by Honda as a test track in 1962 the circuit is one of only a few tracks in the world to have a figure eight layout. The amazing enthusiasm of the local race fans is on par with that of any other fanatical nation which only adds to the already unique experience the Japanese Grand Prix provides. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Singapore Grand Prix.