Formula 1 might transfer to the Spanish capital after the game’s supremo Stefano Domenicali confirmed talks over internet hosting a race in Madrid.
Barcelona has lengthy been the house of the Spanish Grand Prix, however officers in Madrid are engaged on plans to create a brand new venue on the F1 calendar.
A transfer to Madrid won’t be imminent, nonetheless, with Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya contracted to host the showpiece occasion till at the very least 2026.
The Catalan metropolis has staged the Spanish Grand Prix since 1991 however Madrid’s bold plans to make their mark with a recent new observe might entice F1 bosses.
F1 chief government Domenicali doesn’t anticipate two Spanish races rising on a worldwide calendar, however has clarified Madrid’s curiosity in changing into the nation’s house for the game.
“They’re working to carry a race right here and F1 is delighted to have so many contenders, as a result of this manner we turn out to be increasingly more fashionable,” Domenicali stated on the launch of an F1 exhibition in Madrid.
“Two races in Spain in fact could be very tough, so we’re proud of Barcelona who’ve a contract and a powerful relationship – however it’s true that Madrid desires a race so we’ll see. All of that is good for F1.”
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Madrid residents haven’t loved a close-by F1 race since Jarama, a observe situated 20 miles north of the capital, final held the Spanish Grand Prix in 1981.
However F1 bosses proceed to hunt new alternatives amid the massive increase in reputation of the game and Domenicali clearly solely sees the positives of elevated competitors for a spot on the calendar.
Final yr, the Miami Grand Prix turned the third US race on the schedule, whereas the hotly-anticipated penultimate race of this yr’s marketing campaign will happen on the well-known streets of Las Vegas in November.