Formula One announced on Tuesday that the Spanish Grand Prix which has been held at the Barcelona Circuit du Catalunya since 1991 will be held in Madrid from 2026 as part of a long-term agreement between officials in Madrid and Formula One Management.

Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, said:

“Madrid is an incredible city with amazing sporting and cultural heritage, and today’s announcement begins an exciting
new chapter for F1 in Spain. I would like to thank the team at IFEMA MADRID, the Regional Government of Madrid and
the city’s Mayor for putting together a fantastic proposal. It truly epitomises Formula 1’s vision to create a multi-day
spectacle of sport and entertainment that delivers maximum value for fans and embraces innovation and

Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the FIA, said:“

Modern Formula 1 cars racing on a new circuit in the Spanish capital city of Madrid is an enticing prospect. As we build towards the introduction of the FIA 2026 Formula One regulations, which have been framed with Net Zero carbon by
2030 in mind, it is pleasing to see that the local organisers have placed a sharp focus on environmental sustainability
in their plans for the event. As is customary, the proposed circuit will be subject to FIA homologation and safety checks and calendar approval by the World Motor Sport Council.”

José Vicente de los Mozos, President of the Executive Committee of IFEMA MADRID, said:

“Our dream of hosting a major F1 event around IFEMA MADRID has come true. We are thrilled to announce the return
of F1 to Madrid after more than four decades. We have the ambition to organise a Grand Prix that will become a
reference in the F1 worldwide calendar, specifically conceptualized and designed to offer a distinctive and unique
experience for both fans and teams participating in the competition. With this, Madrid wants to deep dive into the
development of a new concept that combines sport and entertainment, while delivering a memorable event.”


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