Official: Madrid Secures Spot on Formula One Calendar

Formula 1 has officially announced that it will hold a Grand Prix in Madrid, Spain, from 2026 to 2035, which will be run on a street circuit at the IFEMA grounds, while the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hopes to extend its contract to host a second race in Spain.

Highlights

‣ Formula 1 has officially announced that it will have a Grand Prix in Madrid, Spain, which will be run on a street circuit at the IFEMA grounds.
‣ The contract for the Madrid Grand Prix starts from 2026 and lasts until 2035.
‣ Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz, who was born in Madrid, will get to race in his home city.
‣ The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which has hosted Formula 1 for many years, hopes to extend its contract and host two races on Spanish soil in the future.


Well, folks, it’s been in the wind for a bit. But now, it’s official. Madrid’s gonna host a Formula 1 Grand Prix. The big announcement came from Formula 1 itself. And guess who was there to break the news? None other than CEO Stefano Domenicali. The venue? A press conference right in the heart of the Spanish capital. And the race? It’s gonna be a street circuit, right on the IFEMA grounds.

Now, here’s the kicker. Madrid’s not just getting a one-off event. Nope. Formula 1’s gonna be in town for a whole decade. And for one driver, this news is like music to the ears. We’re talking about Carlos Sainz. Born and bred in Madrid, the Ferrari driver’s gonna have a home race. The contract’s inked from 2026, stretching all the way to 2035.

But wait, there’s more. Barcelona’s not ready to be left in the dust. The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya’s been a Formula 1 staple for years. And they’ve still got a deal with Formula One Management till the 2026 season. The folks running the circuit are crossing their fingers for an extension. If all goes well, we might just see two races on Spanish soil in the future. How ’bout that?

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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