Chase Carey has reportedly visited Rio de Janeiro and believes a Grand Prix in the city would work well. The Liberty Media boss visited the city following the conclusion of the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo.
Interlagos is currently undergoing privatisation which could cause an issue with future deals at the race circuit. Brazil is one of F1’s biggest markets, and the fans always produce a special occasion when Formula 1 visits the country.
The circuit, which has decided numerous world championships, has a deal which runs out in 2020 making Carey keen to review his options. The city has hosted a number of events, including the football World Cup and the Olympics inside the current decade.
Globo, a Brazilian media company, claims that Carey met with Rio’s governor Luis Fernando Pezao to discuss the possibility of building a track in the city. He says he would like the circuit to have a sea-view making the event unique.
“Shortly after the race at Interlagos, Carey slept in Rio and had a long schedule of meetings on Monday,” the report on the Globe site said.
“When I woke up in Rio and saw the sea, I realised that it could be a good idea to bring Formula 1 to the city," Carey is reported to have told the governor when they met.
Rio de Janeiro has hosted 10 Grands Prix through a period between 1978-1989 at Jacarepagua. The circuit was demolished in 2012 to make way for the 2016 Olympic training facilities.
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