New Sao Paulo mayor wants to keep Brazilian GP 28 November, 2012 Nov.28 (GMM) The newly elected mayor of Sao Paulo wants to keep Formula One at Interlagos. Bernie Ecclestone has warned that, without substantial upgrades to the ageing Brazilian Grand Prix venue, he might not extend the city’s race contract. But the German-language Speed Week reports that the demolition equipment will soon arrive at Interlagos to raze the old buildings, with new ones to be built at an estimated cost of € 60 million. “The future mayor, Fernando Haddad, is confident that (Ecclestone’s) conditions will be fulfilled for an early renewal of the Brazilian Grand Prix contract,” read the report. Haddad is quoted as saying: “I will do everything so that the grand prix stays in our city. “In the coming weeks we want to sign the new contract until 2022.” Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsBrazilian GP saved by $65-million Interlagos upgradeMassa slams dangerous tyre choice for BrazilSao Paulo extends Formula 1 contract until at least 2020Ricciardo: I enjoyed my years at Toro Rosso but I’m pleased to be moving on to Red BullKvyat impresses early on in his F1 adventureVettel sad that phenomenal year of F1 dominance is now overWebber leaves Formula 1 respected and proud after amazing journeyTears, anger, uncertainty as long and hard 2013 Formula 1 season closes in BrazilHamilton: With hindsight perhaps I should have just let him pastKovalainen: I was anticipating that it would be easier to come back and race competitively Joe Kinnear Bernie says “without substantial upgrades”. What, turn it into another Trash Tilke Track he means?