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Madrid to host Spanish Grand Prix from 2026

Madrid will become the latest addition to the Formula 1 calendar after signing a 10-year deal to host the Spanish Grand Prix beginning from the 2026 season.

The Spanish capital will host a brand-new circuit - replacing Barcelona, whose contract ends in 2026 - incorporating both street and non-street sections around a 5.47km track, featuring 20 corners with a projected qualifying lap of 1min 32sec.

Formula 1 aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2030 and the Grand Prix will be one of the calendar's most accessible races with 90% of fans expected to travel to the event via public transport on metro and lines.

Built around the IFEMA exhibition centre, the venue is projected to host more than 110,000 fans per day across the grandstand, general admission and VIP hospitality with plans to grow the circuit’s capacity to 140,000 per day over the first part of the agreement.

Speaking at the announcement, President and CEO of Formula 1 Stefano Domenicali 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 sustainability.”


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