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Brazil's Interlagos Circuit affected by 'sinkhole'

There looks to be damage to the Interlagos Circuit, home to F1's Brazilian Grand Prix, after images showed what appears to be a large hole in the asphalt.

The Interlagos Circuit - famed for hosting the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix - seems to have suffered damage after pictures showed what looks to be a large sinkhole on the track. Images have emerged that appear to show a gaping hole in the asphalt at the section of the circuit known as the Ferradura. According to a spokesman for the local motoring federation, the sinkhole was caused by a leak in the drainage system. This would have eroded away the soil under the asphalt, resulting in the crater. Scheduled races over the last weekend, including the Brazilian Formula Vee Championship, went ahead as planned, with cones and foam blocks shielding the hole. Fortunately, the sinkhole is said to be easy to repair.

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