Bracelona Can Secure Another At Least 5-Year-Long Contract President Of RACC Asserts

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by Adam OndrikWednesday, 24 January 2024 at 09:23
Updated at Wednesday, 24 January 2024 at 09:24
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The president of the RACC (Spanish Royal Racing Club), Josep Mateu, expressed his confidence that Barcelona will remain a part of the F1 calendar in the future.
Yesterday, a new F1 Spanish track was announced to become a part of the F1 calendar. Madrid Circuit will be hosting Grand Prix events from 2026 onwards.
This marks bad news for Barcelona (current venue), as it seems unlikely F1 would want to maintain events in the same European country.
On the other hand, the president of RACC, Josep Mateu, stated that Barcelona has been in the process of securing its future license for more than a year and expects to get it in the upcoming months. He told soymotor.com:

"Today, Madrid has presented its Grand Prix, which they will do starting in 2026. We are working to renew ours. For more than a year, we have had meetings and we think that in the coming months we will have the opportunity to renew our contract for the term we have asked for."

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has been part of F1 since 1991. It is one of the older tracks in the calendar with a great history, and it would be a shame to lose it. Mateu remains confident it will remain part of F1.

"It is a lifetime dedicated to Formula 1 and we will fight to maintain the race in the future. Our intention is to extend this contract for at least five years . We are convinced that we will renew this contract for the coming years."

Formula 1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali was quoted on Formula 1 official website as saying there is no reason why there couldn't be two races in Spain, and he is not excluding that option.
Barcelona's current contract lasts until the end of the 2026 season, so we should see at least two races in Spain in that season. Would you like to see two Grand Prix races in Spain moving forward?