FEBRUARY 24, 1997
Brazilian GP to switch venues?
NELSON PIQUET's Autodromo Nelson Piquet in Brasilia is aiming to host the Brazilian Grand Prix in 1999.
The death of Ayrton Senna has seen interest in F1 in Sao Paulo wane in the last couple of years and although BernieÊEcclestone has a contract with the city of Sao Paulo until the year 2001, that was signed just a month before Senna's death, the city - which is struggling financially - may decide that it is too expensive an event to continue. Piquet and Ecclestone are, of course, old accomplices, Nelson having driven for Brabham between 1978 and 1985, an alliance which resulted in two World Championships.