A former pilot Sauber Felipe Nasr fears that in a few years the Grand Prix of Brazil may leave the F1 calendar.
The organizers of the race at Interlagos has a valid contract until the end of 2020, but the fate of the stage is in question upon expiry of the agreement, as now the Latin American country experiencing an economic downturn, which affects the funding of sports events.
Brazil raised three world Champions – Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet and Emerson Fittipaldi. And Rubens Barrichello is the current record of F1 by a number of the Grand Prix, whose asset 322 start.
“Brazil is a big part of the history of F1 – quoted Nasr F1i.com. We can’t just take and lose this heritage. In Brazil for this event very seriously”.
In 2017 Nasr had no place on the starting grid in F1, but in sports back Felipe Massa, who replaced in the Williams of Valtteri Bottas, who joined in the Mercedes.
But if the Mass leave the Large prizes at the conclusion of 2017, for the first time in a long time, F1 could be without a Brazilian representative.
“I am also worried about the younger generation of Brazilian pilots, because riders from our country have always been part of the history of F1. You need to do everything possible to sport a new Brazilians,” said Nasr.
In turn, he Felipe talks with teams of Formula E, IndyCar and WEC.
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