Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kassab has just approved R$ 12 million to ensure the Indy 2012 in Sao Paulo

Dario Franchitti, 2010 Champion
According to the newspaper Estadão, the Mayor Gilberto Kassab (PSD) has just approved R$ 12 million for the realization of the Formula Indy 2012 in Sao Paulo. The additive to the contract with the Bandeirantes TV was published today in the Diário Oficial da Cidade. The government expects the event brings about R$ 100 million to the economy of the city, especially on the restaurants and the 41,000 jobs in the hotel network.

If confirmed by the organization of the Indy, the race will happen for the third consecutive year in Sao Paulo. In the last two years, however, the rains damaged the race, since the Anhembi track - located beside the Marginal Tietê -, has several flooding points.

During the race performed in 2011, which should have happened on Sunday was postponed to the following day due the rain. The race was held on a Monday and had a major impact on traffic. In 2010, the first outing in Brazil also caused disorder in traffic in the region of Anhembi.

What else?
Kassab also approved today the three events that occur on the Avenida Paulista: the New Year's Eve Festival, the São Silvestre Race and the Gay Pride Parade.

Related links:
Sao Paulo Indy 300: May 1st at Anhembi. Check it out!
F-Indy: Anhembi Circuit has the longest stretch of all Indy Championships

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