@keithcollantine The race was indeed after Nico’s 18th on June the 27th, but the German Grand Prix back in 2003 was held at the start of August.
As for the horns, I went to the 2011 AUS GP and there was a few here and there, especially at the podium ceremony! They are definently still around, especially Monza, or any locals winning their home race.
@jb001 The cancellation looks to be due to insufficient funding of the area around the Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet. Nothing to do with the track.
Here’s a statement from Indycar Boss, Mark Miles:
“The track sold out all their hospitality, were delighted with ticket sales – sold 2 thirds of all seats with a month to go… It’s a shame, it has nothing to do with the Verizon IndyCar Series, and we were all looking forward to a great start to the year in Brazil.”
“There’s an appetite for our series in Brazil.”
I really hope Brazil really consolidates its spot in the Indycar schedule soon. I really liked the Anhembi Circuit in Sao Paolo before the Bandeirantes cancelled that event too.