Formula 1 | Catalonia say ‘yes’ to Spanish GP contract extension
Barcelona have taken a step closer to reaching a new deal to continue hosting the Spanish Grand Prix.
Formula 1 last month unveiled its schedule for 2022 indicating that Circuit de Catalunya has a date « subject to a signed contract ».
Spanish media, including El Mundo Deportivo, are now reporting that the Catalan government has « authorized the renewal of the contract with Formula 1 and MotoGP until 2026 ».
Catalan executive spokesperson Patricia Plaja confirmed that the 2022-2026 agreements represent a « period of transition towards a more sustainable model for the region ».
According to Plaja, the contracts will be linked to an overhaul of the circuit infrastructure, adapting it to « new values and principles of mobility for the 21st century ».