IndyCar hoping to return to Brazil in 2015
24 March 2014 – IndyCar organisers have confirmed that they are discussing a return to Brazil for the 2015 campaign.
The São Paulo street circuit lost its deal after hosting the series from 2010-13, but the Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet, which features a 12-turn, 3.4-mile anti-clockwise layout, has emerged as a potential new host.
Federal District Governor Agnelo Queiroz said the government will ensure all necessary improvements are carried out at the track, which hosted Formula 1 in 1978 and from 1981-1989, ahead of the planned race.
"Brazil has a real history in IndyCar racing and we would like to re-establish a championship race there as early as 2015," Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR, said of the latest developments. "We are engaged in on-going discussions toward this goal and hope suitable arrangements can be finalised soon."
An initial race date of March 8 has been outlined by Queiroz and fellow government officials.