F1 has announced a five-year extension to the Sāo Paulo Grand Prix’s existing contract, meaning Interlagos will remain on the calendar through 2030 under the latest agreement.
Interlagos has woven itself into F1 folklore through the years, but there were doubts over its future as recently as a couple of years ago when plans emerged to move Brazil’s F1 race to Rio de Janeiro.
The proposal ultimately fell through, prompting F1 to agree a short-term extension to stay in Sāo Paulo until 2025. But in a move that makes the city a more permanent home going forward, the race now has a deal in place all the way up to 2030.
“I am delighted to announce we will be staying at Interlagos until 2030, and I can’t wait for many more years of the wonderful atmosphere that the Brazilian fans bring,” Stefano Domenicali, F1’s CEO and president, said in a statement.
“Brazil has such a rich racing heritage, and this iconic circuit is a favorite of drivers and fans around the world. It embodies everything that is great about racing, and we look forward to seeing how it develops over the years to come to create an even better experience.”