Madrid will receive F-1 again in 2026 (until 2035)

Madrid will receive F-1 again in 2026 (until 2035)

presentation. Domenciali and Díaz Ayuso were during the announcement of the return of Formula One to Madrid after 45 years.

With a semi-urban circuit, Madrid will welcome Formula 1 again in 2026 and until 2035, the organization of the premier category of world motorsport announced yesterday, certifying the return to the Spanish capital for the first time since 1981. Formula 1 announced in a statement that “the Spanish Grand Prix will be held in Madrid from 2026 to 2035, both inclusive”, on a “completely new” circuit that will incorporate “both urban and non-urban sections.”

The Spanish GP was held until now at the Montmeló circuit, near Barcelona, ​​on which the question now weighs as to whether it will continue to host any top category event from 2026. The return of F-1 to Madrid 45 years later it is the result of an agreement between the organizers of the competition and IFEMA, the entity that organizes fairs and conferences in the Spanish capital. According to the F-1 statement, the circuit will be built around the IFEMA exhibition center, in the northeast of the capital, and will have 5.47 km, 20 corners and “a scheduled qualifying lap of 1 minute and 32 seconds”. It will have the capacity to host more than 110,000 fans per day, which could be increased to “140,000 spectators daily during the first half of the agreement, which will make Madrid one of the largest venues on the F-1 calendar,” the statement added.

“Madrid is an incredible city, with a great sporting and cultural heritage, and this announcement is the start of an exciting new chapter for F-1 in Spain,” said F-1 president Stefano Domenicali. “Madrid does not just aspire to organize a Grand Prix, it wants to organize the best Formula 1 Grand Prix in the world,” added the mayor of the Spanish capital, the conservative José Luis Martínez-Almeida, in the official presentation held at IFEMA.

Madrid was part of the Formula 1 calendar with several races between the late 1960s and 1981, on the Jarama circuit. Regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso stressed that the new event is expected to generate “more than 8,200 jobs and more than 450 million euros (489 million dollars).” Formula 1 specified that “the conversations continue” with Barcelona, ​​headquarters of Formula 1 in Spain since 1991, without excluding two races cohabiting in the country, as was the case between 2008 and 2012, when the streets of Valencia received the Grand Prix. Europe Prize.

Source: Ambito

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