F1 have announced that the Sao Paulo Grand Prix will remain on the calendar until end of 2030 season.
F1’s contract to race at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace was set to run out at the end of the 2025 season, with this deal now assuring the famous circuit’s place on the calendar for five further seasons until 2030.
Confirmation of this contract extension comes just a day over 15 years since the circuit hosted one of F1’s most iconic season finales, which saw Lewis Hamilton claim his maiden title in 2008 with a last lap overtake on Timo Glock to deny Felipe Massa the crown on Massa’s home soil.
Upon announcing the new contract, F1 President and CEO, Stefano Domenicali said: “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.
“Brazil has such a rich racing heritage, and this iconic circuit is a favourite 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.”
Sao Paulo Mayor, Ricardo Nunes added: “The extension of the contract for the Formula 1 Grande Premio de Sao Paulo, broadcasted in approximately 180 countries, solidifies our city as a global leader in hosting major events with economic and social impact, generating jobs, revenue, and opportunities.
“Each year, we also advance our sustainability agenda, incorporating innovations to overcome challenges and bring more benefits to the city of Sao Paulo and Brazil.”
Sao Paulo GP CEO, Alan Adler described the contract extension as “a great honour” for the city and is “… recognition of the work we have been doing, with the crucial support of the Sao Paulo City Hall.
“Continuing to be a partner of Formula 1 is a matter of great pride. Now, we will immediately start planning for the years ahead so that we can have even better Grand Prix editions in the coming years.”