After endless negotiations and rumors, the Interlagos International Circuit got his contract to receive the Formula 1 until the year 2025. However, the denunciations of a political party opposed to the government of Sao Pablo caused a scandal that ended in a judicial decision that puts in check the realization of the race.
In the last hours it was known that the judge of the 7th Brazilian Treasury Court, Emilio Migliano Neto, made the decision to intervene in the contract for the circuit and Formula 1. According to the magistrate, there are points of the document that must be reviewed for violating some transparency codes and that must be explained by the government authorities.
The contract that united the Interlagos Circuit, Formula 1 and the company Mc Brazil Motorsport Holdings Ltda, was estimated at about 82 million euros. This ensured that the Brazilian Grand Prix would continue to be held in Interlagos, and not in the new circuit that was being built in Rio de Janeiro and that posed a risk to the environment.
«The contract was closed without bidding and violated the constitutional principles of morality, publicity and legality. And, if it is maintained, it can damage the municipal public patrimony “, said the councilor of Sao Pablo, Rubinho nunes. For his part, the judge assured that: «The facts undoubtedly reveal that, at least in this summary cognitive phase, the principles of publicity and transparency are being explicitly violated. It is striking that there was a formalization of an onerous contract and subsequent hiring with exemption from bidding, also onerous »
In 2020 the edition of the Brazilian Grand Prix did not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) that affected the world. In the last edition the winner was Max verstappen, which ended in front of Pierre Gasly. For its part, Carlos Sainz obtained the first podium of his sporting career, after a sanction to Lewis Hamilton that he had come third.
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