breaking: Brazilian GP set to take place with ticket sales planned
Written by Bruna Brito and Hafiz Akbar, Edited by Haneen Abbas
With vaccination numbers in São Paulo steadily increasing by the day, the government has given event promoter, Alan Adler, the go ahead to start the sale of tickets for the 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix.
The organizers intend to start the sale of tickets as early as June 18th. The race itself is scheduled to take place late this season on November 7th. The event promoters expect a flurry of 40,000 people per day to attend the event in the world-famous Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, better known as Interlagos. This will be the biggest event to be held in the circuit since the start of the pandemic back in early 2020.
“F1 will be a symbol of the resumption of big events. There is no reason not to be. It is a sector that has all the conditions around the world to operate safely,” said the new race promoter, Alan Adler, to the Folha Journal.
In case things go sideways, Liberty Media has prepared a replacement should the Brazilian Government decide to pull the plug and cancel the event altogether, with additional races set in place for replacement in the United States or Bahrain, citing German motorsports magazine, AutoMotor und Sport.
After the Brazilian GP, Formula One will have a number of races to cap off the 2021 season, with races in Australia on November 21, followed two weeks later with a double header in Jeddah and Yas Marina, on December 5th and 12th respectively
This will mark the first race under the newest contract between the City of São Paulo and Formula One, which is worth around $20 million, paid for by the city, and will see Interlagos hosting Formula One races for the next 5 years.