Rio de Janeiro authorities ended plans on Monday for the development of a brand new observe the place an organization hoped to host the nation’s Formula One Grand Prix.
Eduardo Cavaliere, Rio metropolis corridor’s surroundings secretary, stated on his social media channels that Mayor Eduardo Paes ordered him to finish the proceedings to get environmental licences to construct in the Camboat forest, in the north finish of the metropolis.
(We are) formally giving up on the development of the Rio worldwide auto observe, Cavaliere stated.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stated two years in the past there was a 99% likelihood that the F1 race would transfer to the brand new observe which might be constructed in time for the 2021 race.
The Brazilian Grand Prix has historically been held at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos. In November, Sao Paulo Gov. Joo Doria stated a brand new five-year cope with F1 had been secured, ending an extended battle with the Rio Motorpark firm.
The Brazilian GP was cancelled final yr due to the pandemic.
Executives of the Rio Motorpark firm have stated since 2019 they’d pay up to $170 million to assemble a observe in the impoverished Deodoro area, with none public funding. They additionally hoped the brand new venue would host a MotoGP race.
Rio Motorpark didn’t present specifics on financing nor environmental licensing it wants to construct in an space containing 200,000 bushes.
Paes, who took workplace in January after beating incumbent mayor Marcelo Crivella, has repeatedly stated he was not a fan of the mission due to its environmental affect.
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