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The Sao Paulo Indy 300

February 1, 2010

The 2010 IZOD Indy Racing League kicks off in Sao Paulo on Sunday March 14th with series’ first visit to Brazil. In a way, it’s a surprise that it has taken this long, especially considering that sheer amount of drivers and sponsors in the series that originate from the South American country.

Although not the widest of venues (street circuits rarely are), it is encouraging to see the two fairly lengthy straights to aid overtaking, as well as some technical features. After watching the video (below) of the track layout, it was also interesting to note how much it reminded me of the Toronto street circuit that the IRL will visit during the summer. Obviously, comparison’s can only truly be made when the Brazilian race weekend gets under way, but it should be interesting to see exactly how this works.
Alas, we shall only find out for sure how good (or bad) the circuit is when the cars run on it. Until then, forward March (as it were).

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