President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday (24) that there is a "99% chance" that Formula 1 will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 2021. The statement came after a meeting between the Brazilian agent, Rio de Janeiro governor Wilson Witzel and F1 chief executive Chase Carey in Brasilia. "There is a 99% chance, or more, of having Formula 1 from 2021 in Rio de Janeiro," he said. "We will not lose Formula 1. The contract expires next year with São Paulo and they decided to return Formula 1 to Rio de Janeiro. Obviously, or it would be the exit from Brazil, "he added.
At the press conference at the Planalto Palace, Bolsonaro also pointed out that "nobody is taking Formula 1 out of São Paulo. it is staying in Brazil. " Despite confirmation, Carey went in the opposite direction and stated that there is still no agreement on the location of the Brazilian Grand Prix. According to him, the negotiations with São Paulo continue.