The Brazilian Grand Prix will continue to be staged at Interlagos until the end of the 2030 season after agreeing a new five-year contract extension with Formula 1.

F1 has raced at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace since 1990 when the then-revamped circuit replaced Rio de Janeiro as host to grand prix racing in Brazil.

The event previously signed a five-year deal in 2020 that saw the race’s title change to the São Paulo GP after fending off plans to relocate the race back to Rio.

Interlagos is a popular venue among the drivers due to its high-speed nature and several overtaking opportunities that often make for exciting races.

Despite Brazil not having a driver compete on the F1 grid since Felipe Massa in 2017, the series continues to attract large attendances.

The circuit has staged six championship deciders over the years, with the most recent coming in 2012 when Sebastian Vettel’s recovered from a first-lap collision to pip Fernando Alonso to the title.

With F1’s popularity continuing to grow and the commercial gains being realised by promoters, an agreement has been reached to extend Brazil’s current deal through to the end of 2030.

“I am delighted to announce we will be staying at Interlagos until 2030, and I can’t wait for many more years of the wonderful atmosphere that the Brazilian fans bring,” said F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“Brazil has such a rich racing heritage, and this iconic circuit is a favourite of drivers and fans around the world. It embodies everything that is great about racing, and we look forward to seeing how it develops over the years to come to create an even better experience.”