Madrid will substitute Barcelona as host of the Spanish Grand Prix from 2026.
The race will happen on a brand new circuit of 5.47 km (3.399 miles) across the Ifema exhibition middle between the Spanish capital and Barajas airport.
System 1, which goals to cut back its greenhouse gasoline emissions to internet zero by 2030, says will probably be “one of the crucial accessible races on the calendar”.
An announcement stated that 90% of followers will have the ability to journey to the race by way of public transport on metro and practice traces.
The deal, which runs till 2035, means Madrid will host the nation's Grand Prix for the primary time since 1981, when the Jarama circuit, 20 miles north of the capital, held the final occasion.
It has been held within the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya since 1991, and was in Jerez in Andalusia from 1986 to 1990. The Spanish Grand Prix was first held in 1913, making it one of many oldest races.
F1 stays in discussions with Barcelona in regards to the future and the chance stays for it to host a race along with Madrid, F1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali stated.
The brand new Madrid observe, which could have 20 corners, will incorporate each the street circuit and the street circuit, F1 stated.
It stated it might accommodate 110,000 followers a day initially with plans to broaden capability to 140,000. This may make it one of many greatest spots on the F1 calendar.
After a interval when curiosity decreased on the finish of the final decade, F1 has skilled a renaissance in Spain in recent times.
This may be attributed to the return to the game of the double world champion Fernando Alonso, a nationwide hero, after a two-year break in 2019 and 2020, and the presence of Carlos Sainz as major with the Ferrari workforce.
Sainz was the one driver not in a Pink Bull to win a race in 2023, when he triumphed within the Singapore Grand Prix.
Domenicali stated on Tuesday: “Madrid is an unbelievable metropolis with an unbelievable sporting and cultural heritage and at the moment's announcement begins an thrilling new chapter for F1 in Spain.”
FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem described the race as “an attractive prospect”, including: “As we construct in direction of the introduction of the FIA 2026 System 1 rules, which have been framed with internet zero carbon for 2030 in thoughts, it’s good to see that native organizers have positioned a robust deal with environmental sustainability.”
Domenicali stated Madrid's “unbelievable proposal actually embodies F1's imaginative and prescient to create a multi-day sports activities and leisure spectacle that gives most worth for followers and embraces innovation and sustainability.”