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F1 agrees new deal with Spanish Grand Prix

F1 agrees new deal with Spanish Grand Prix

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F1 has agreed a new deal with the organisers of the Spanish Grand Prix that sees the race remain on the calendar through to 2026.

In a coup for the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the venue will also host its round of Moto GP for another five years.

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As part of the new agreement, improvements to the track and facilities will be made ahead of the F1 race on May 22 next year, including upgrades and improvements towards the circuit’s ambitious sustainability plans.

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “We are delighted to announce this deal with Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

“I want to thank the promoter and the authorities for their enthusiasm and commitment to keeping Formula 1 in Barcelona, with improvements that will be made to the track and facilities, and continuing our long history together.

“The teams and drivers always look forward to racing at the circuit and visiting Barcelona, and the Spanish fans will continue to see their national heroes, Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz up close.”

Roger Torrent, Catalan Minister of Business and Labour, and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya president, added: “We welcome the renewal of this contract, which includes a mutual commitment clause to help us turn Circuit Barcelona-Catalunya into a model and world benchmark of sustainability applied to this type of
facilities.

“We want the circuit to become an exponent of the green transformation and the adaptation of infrastructures to the demands of the climate emergency”

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November 26, 2021 at 10:11AM

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