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SBD Global/March 25, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Bernie Ecclestone Hopes For Brazilian Grand Prix In Rio During Olympic Year

If F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone has his way, Rio de Janeiro "could go back to hosting the F1 grand prix in the near future," according to GLOBO ESPORTE. Ecclestone is "not satisfied with the infrastructure" of the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo and has talked to Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes about possibly having the Brazilian Grand Prix in Rio in '16, the same year of the Olympic Games. Ecclestone said, "I am not satisfied with Sao Paulo and it has been awhile. It is an awesome circuit, but the installations need a major transformation. We could be in Rio during the years of the Olympics. The mayor told me that we could do this. But I know how difficult it already was for London to just host the Olympics" (GLOBO ESPORTE, 3/24).
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