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Formula 1 Brazilian GP Going Green, Trophies to Be Made From Trash

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 02:  Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari looks disappointed on the podium after winning the race but losing the World Championship at the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos Circuit on November 2, 2008 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
I3odaciousCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2009

Continuing with last year's trend, the trophies awarded to the podium finishers at the Brazilian GP will be made of recycled materials. Last year's trophy, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, was constructed of 100 percent recycled plastic.

This year, the idea has been pushed forward another step and like last year, will be made of recycled materials, however this time around the recycled materials will come from the 60 tons of trash accumulated within the grand prix weekend at Interlagos, the venue which will host the Brazilian Grand Prix. 

The fabrication process will reach its final stage on Sunday and the trophies should be completed around three hours prior to the race. The trophy is expected to be blue in color this year. 



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