Rio had wanted to take the race but their bid to build a new track fell foul of environmentalists who protested the loss of a tropical forest which would have been felled to accommodate a new circuit.
Sao Paulo's governor Joao Doria told reporters that mayor Bruno Covas would sign a contract renewal with US developer Liberty Media.
Formula 1 2019: How Mclaren came back from the ashes to finish fourth in 2019 Constructors’ Championship
For now, Mclaren should be proud of their 2019 season - and hold their heads up to say with pride, ‘we are back!’
Formula 1 2019: Lewis Hamilton continues dominance, Charles Leclerc repays Ferrari faith and more in memorable moments from season
From a 21-race long Formula 1 calendar with so many storylines, here are some that we would like to remember in the times to come.
Formula 1: Charles Leclerc says he has cleared air with Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel over Brazilian GP collision
The two Ferraris touched wheels as Vettel tried to pass Leclerc for the final podium spot in the closing stages of the race at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos track two weeks ago.
Formula 1 2019: Max Verstappen's resurrection, rare Mercedes retirement and other talking points from Brazilian Grand Prix
Max Verstappen, who claimed pole position on Saturday, drove like a man possessed to score his eighth career win on Sunday.
Formula 1 2019: Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc face wrath of Ferrari after crash at Brazilian Grand Prix
After Vettel and Leclerc had ranted on team radio, each blaming the other for the incident, Ferrari boss Binotto suggested they both had 'at least a small percentage of responsibility' for an incident that heaped embarrassment on the Italian team.
Formula 1 2019: Red Bull's Max Verstappen holds on to win thrilling Brazilian GP; Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel crash out
Verstappen's win this season also made up for his disappointment in last year's race in Brazil when he looked certain to win before a late accident wrecked his hopes of victory
Formula 1 2019: Max Verstappen made a 'big statement' after securing pole position for Brazilian Grand Prix, says Daniel Ricciardo
Max Verstappen made a 'big statement' by beating both Ferrari and Mercedes to qualify on pole position for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, according to his former Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo
Formula 1 2019: Charles Leclerc blames himself for error during Brazilian GP qualifying, apologises to Ferrari
Charles Leclerc blamed himself and apologised to Ferrari on Saturday after qualifying fourth on the grid for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix
Formula 1 2019: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton unsure he can catch Ferrari at Brazilian Grand Prix; Valtteri Bottas more confident
Lewis Hamilton admitted that two weeks after claiming his sixth drivers' world title he was not sure if he can mount a serious bid in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix where he won from pole position last year.
Formula 1 2019: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel tops timing in second practice session of Brazilian Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel topped the times despite a "scruffy" lap on Friday as Ferrari delivered a resounding one-two to prove they are back on form in second free practice for this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix.
Formula 1 2019: Ferrari's Charles LeClerc to take grid penalty at Brazilian Grand Prix for getting engine replaced
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will take a grid penalty at this weekend’s Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix after team boss Mattia Binotto said his car’s power unit was damaged and needed replacing.
Formula 1 2019: Sebastian Vettel shocked with Brazilian Grand Prix's switch from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro
Vettel, the three-time winner of Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo said he felt like a fan losing an important part of the sport's history when he heard the news.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Red Bull's Max Verstappen has 'no regrets' about violent confrontation with Esteban Ocon in Brazilian GP
Max Verstappen suggested Ocon goaded him during a conversation after the race, in which Red Bull driver Verstappen finished second behind newly-crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Brazilian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen's spat with Esteban Ocon, Sauber’s resurgence and other talking points
From Max Verstappen's spat with Esteban Ocon to Sauber's resurgence, a look at the talking points from a riveting Brazilian Grand Prix
LISTEN: Full script of Episode 79 of Spodcast where we discuss India at the Women's T20 World Cup, Manchester City and more
Here's the full script of Episode 79, where we discuss India's win against Pakistan at the T20 World Cup, Manchester City's win over rivals United and more.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 79: India's victory against Pakistan, Manchester City's performance against United and more on our daily podcast
India's win against Pakistan at the Women's T20 World Cup, Manchester City's victory against rivals United — we discuss these stories and more on Episode 79 of Spodcast.
Brazilian Grand Prix: Red Bull's Max Verstappen ordered to perform two days of public service for shoving Esteban Ocon
Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen will have to perform two days of public service for a violent outburst in which he shoved Force India's Esteban Ocon thrice.
Brazilian Grand Prix: World champion Lewis Hamilton wins to hand Mercedes constructor's championship
New five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton steered his Mercedes to a nail-biting victory in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix, a triumph that clinched the constructor's championship.