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May 22, 2013
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So I just saw on the Facebook of a mate who lives in Rio talking about the new F1 circuit there.

“Today’s Rio Topic: Rio New Speedway for F1... just to get an idea of how overtly corrupt Brazil is.

  • 679M public tender.
  • City council receives only one proposal.
  • The guy who helped design the tender was also a director in the company that won the bid.
  • The winner of the bid did not comply with minimum requirements to qualify to bid. Capital is R$100k, they needed to be >R$69M.
  • Three weeks after the public tender was announced, 34 requirements that bidding company needed to show to prove technical capability were removed.... like, “show us what you’ve built previously”.
  • incomplete environmental study of the land
  • The Rio council approved the only bid the day it was submitted."
What a shit show!!
 
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New Rio F1 race accused of 'corruption'
By GMM F1 | 2d
Even before a circuit is built, the new project to potentially organise the 2021 Brazilian GP in Rio de Janeiro is being accused of corruption.
Controversial president Jair Bolsonaro recently said the project at Deodoro, a neighbourhood of Rio, has a "99 per cent" chance of taking F1 away from Interlagos.
But Brazilian media are now saying there are problems with the way the Rio organisers and authorities are going about putting together the new venue.
Globo reports that the company that won the circuit build and management rights contract only has 0.14 per cent of the capital required to be eligible to officially bid.
"Rio Motorpark has R$ 100,000, but the public notice required a minimum of R$ 69.7 million," the newspaper said.



Manoel Peixinho, a professor of administrative law, commented: "We are facing one of the largest corruption cases in public tenders in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
"In the legal environment, this is what is called a paper company."
There are other irregularities. Rio's City Hall reportedly made almost 200 amendments to the public bidding notice, in order to allow those in charge of the Deodoro bid to be eligible and successful.
O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper says a civil action has been filed with the city's federal court, with the prosecutor's office claiming the bidding process was "directed to a specific company".


https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/formula-1/brazilian-grand-prix/news/new-rio-f1-race-accused-of-corruption_363351.html
 
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I actually feel bad for the regular population of that country. Poverty is bad across the country and you have individuals manipulating whatever they can to squeeze money from public funding and spend it on lavish events which they simply don't need. This case should see people going to prison if it's correct what I've just read.
 
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I think there was a load of similar stuff when they had the world cup too

Youd think theyd at least make a better effort to cover it up than that though, also from an f1 perspective its a big pile of shit because interlagos is awesome and they dont seem very good at making designing new circuits these days for some reason
 
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Yeah it is. Are the security
I think there was a load of similar stuff when they had the world cup too

Youd think theyd at least make a better effort to cover it up than that though, also from an f1 perspective its a big pile of shit because interlagos is awesome and they dont seem very good at making designing new circuits these days for some reason
Yeah it is.

Isnt it the security issues that are the problem though?
 

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Yeah well I went down there the first day it opened right, and I did a couple of laps, I pulled over, the bloke that runs the thing comes over and said - Oi no professionals. I took my helmet off, I said I'm not a professional. He said - you're not a professional? I said - No, he said - well you should be, if I was you I'd take up Formula One, and if you drive like that you'd probably be the best in the country! I said - I'm not interested I'm making shit loads out of computers.