New Formula 1 track plan for Rio abandoned over environmental concerns

Plans to build a new Formula 1 circuit in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have been abandoned. The circuit was to have been built in the Camboata Forest in the Deodoro area of the city. However, when opposition to the project became clear, F1 subsequently agreed a deal to keep the Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, which has hosted the race since 1990. Last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The race is scheduled to take place at Interlagos this year, renamed the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, on 7 November.

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