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Spanish GP will move to Madrid

Madrid’s contract with Formula 1 means that Barcelona will not receive the Spanish GP after 2026. This deal was annouced this Tuesday (23/01). The F1 race at Barcelona-Catalunya is in calendar since 1991.

But, this announcement does not means that F1 will never goes to Barcelona. The authorities continue discussions about the future. A second spanish race is possible.


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The new circuit will have 5.47 km featuring street and non-street sections. It will be built around the IFEMA Convention Centre, located on the north-east of the Madrid. It will have probably 20 corners with a predicted lap time of 1m32s4. The capacity of this future race will be around 110.000 suportters with a big chance to increase to 140.000.


The 10-year deal continues the trend for long-term race contracts. Madrid will join Australia (up to 2035) and Bahrain (2036) among those that extend furthest into the F1 future.

This will not be the first time that the city will receive F1. Madrid  previously hosted races at the Jarama circuit on nine occasions between 1968 and 1981.

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