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Why F1 could be blundering with its landmark new circuit deal

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Formula 1's involvement in a proposed new circuit to host the Brazilian Grand Prix is tone-deaf at best, says Stuart Codling

Another pillar of the Bernie Ecclestone era is about to be demolished by Formula 1's new owners. Three years after booting 'The Bolt' into a 'chairman emeritus' non-role, Liberty Media has taken the axe to one of Bernie's favourites: yes, Interlagos is about to become 'venue emeritus' of the Brazilian Grand Prix in favour of a freshly deforested parcel of land in Rio de Janeiro.

The plans, in motion since last year, come freighted with controversy owing to their environmental impact and the high-profile involvement of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, a man who occupies a space in the political spectrum somewhere to the right of Attila the Hun.

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