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Madrid To Replace Barcelona As Host Of Formula One Spanish Grand Prix From 2026

F1 president Stefano Domenicali was in Madrid for the official announcement of the multi-year deal that will bring the series back to the Madrid region more than 40 years

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The last F1 race in the Madrid region was in 1981 at the Jarama circuit. The Jerez de la Frontera track in southern Spain hosted races from 1986-90 and in 1994 and 1997.A Madrid Grand Prix will join the Formula One calendar from 2026 on a track that will include street and non-street sections around the city's exhibition centre. (More Motorsports News

Barcelona's current contract with F1 ends in 2026. The Barcelona-Catalunya track has been hosting the Spanish Grand Prix since 1991.

The new 5.4-kilometre (3.3-mile) circuit, which still needs to be approved by FIA, is expected to feature 20 corners. F1 said the circuit will include a paddock building, a new race tower, office spaces, VIP hospitality and entertainment areas.

The last F1 race in the Madrid region was in 1981 at the Jarama circuit. The Jerez de la Frontera track in southern Spain hosted races from 1986-90 and in 1994 and 1997.

The country also hosted the European Grand Prix on a street circuit in Valencia from 2008-12.

The contract with Barcelona was extended to 2026 five years ago after the track committed to improvements ahead of the 2022 season.

The country also hosted the European Grand Prix on a street circuit in Valencia from 2008-12.

The contract with Barcelona was extended to 2026 five years ago after the track committed to improvements ahead of the 2022 season.

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