Formula One officials have confirmed the Spanish Grand Prix will continue to take place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya until 2026 after renewing their deal.
As part of the agreement, a number of essential improvements will be made ahead of 2022, to both the track and facilities in line with the sustainability goals of the sport.
Speaking about the contract renewal F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “We are delighted to announce this deal with Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
“I want to thank the promoter and the authorities for their enthusiasm and commitment to keeping Formula 1 in Barcelona, with improvements that will be made to the track and facilities, and continuing our long history together.
“The teams and drivers always look forward to racing at the circuit and visiting Barcelona, and the Spanish fans will continue to see their national heroes, Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz up close.”
Roger Torrent, Catalan Minister of Business and Labour, and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya President added: “We welcome the renewal of this contract, which includes a mutual commitment clause to help us turn Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya into a model and world benchmark of sustainability applied to this type of facilities.
“We want the circuit to become an exponent of the green transformation and the adaptation of infrastructures to the demands of the climate emergency.”
Following the announcement, Spanish driver Carlos Sainz responded in delight to the “great news.”
The Ferrari driver took to his Instagram story and wrote: “Great news! We will continue to enjoy the home GP!!! Let’s go!!”