Formula 1 wants to stay in brazil many years on, but both the track and the surrounding buildings are in need of a make-over, if the circuit is to stand the test of time.
Two years ago Bernie Ecclestone was ready to abandon the Interlagos circuit, but also gave the organisers the recipe for how to stay on the calendar, at least until 2020. A renovation project was delivered to Bernie Ecclestone on the 13th of this month, and the project is following the changes he wanted.
Among these changes are the fenced in area behind the pit area, which are within the required minimum for how small they can be, but that doesn´t say much. It´s extremely tight in the Brazilian paddock and one of the real challenges for the developers of the circuit, would be to use the sloping ground directly behind the pit area, and expand that.
Instead the entire paddock complex will be moved to somewhere between the Senna S curve and Curva de Sol, Turn 2 and 3, in other words. That means a whole new position for the start/finish line and this will of course change the action on the circuit.
“I have long believed in Brazil — we’ve been there since 1972,” Ecclestone said. “The future of formula one Brazil depends now on major improvements at Interlagos. These events (World Cup and Olympics) are a great opportunity to look at the circuit as well.
“I can no longer be questioned by the teams about why we are racing at the worst circuit in the championship,” said Ecclestone.