Brazil's new racetrack is a minefield... literally
Leaked documents have revealed that the site earmarked for a new racetrack in Rio de Janeiro linked with hosting Formula 1 in the future could remain an active minefield.
A new track is being constructed on the site of the Deodoro military base, which was used as a hosting venue in the 2016 Olympic Games.
MotoGP has agreed a deal to race at the new venue, while Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro had claimed that F1 would also make the move, although organisers at Interlagos, where F1 has raced every year since 1990, remain confident of keeping the race in Sao Paulo.
A report by Sportlight Agency has uncovered reports pertaining to the site's decommissioning as a military base, which claim that a sweep of the area for mines was not fully completed.
It is estimated that 167,000 items were found and safely detonated in sweeps of the area in 2014 and 2015.
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