Brazil president says Formula One race to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2020

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair bolsonaro told reporters on Wednesday that the Formula One race in Brazil will be held in Rio de Janeiro from 2020 onward, after a new track is built in the city.

He said a new track, to be located in the Deodoro region on the west part of the city, can be built in six to seven months after construction begins. The race is currently held in Sao Paulo.

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