Next year’s Brazilian Grand Prix, which appeared to be doomed after a judge suspended the agreement between Sao Paulo and race organisers, will go ahead – says promoter Tamas Rohonyi.

Next year’s Brazilian Grand Prix, which appeared to be doomed after a judge suspended the agreement between Sao Paulo and race organisers, will go ahead – says promoter Tamas Rohonyi.


CARtoday.com reported earlier this week that Judge Joao Andre de Vincenzo had declared that the race was a drain on public resources and organisers of the event would incur fines if they proceeded with plans to stage the grand prix.


However, "there is a little smoke, but there is no fire," Rohonyi told . "No judge can 'suspend' an existing legal contract, in this case a contract in place since 1989, when the then mayor of the city Ms Luiza Erundina da Silva brought the Brazilian GP to Sao Paolo."


Brazil was pencilled in to be the final race on the 2004 F1 calendar after being moved from its early season slot to make way for new venues. There has been talk that the Grand Prix could be moved back to Rio de Janeiro but there are problems with the Jacarepagua circuit, which is due to be redeveloped.