F1 has extended the deal with Spanish GP for five more seasons until 2026 from 2022 onward with Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya as hosts.

After the Catalan Government recently agreed to support the Spanish GP, F1 has announced an extension of its deal with the organisers for five more seasons from 2022 until 2026 – as FormulaRapida.net’s Sergio Rodriguez noted on his social media channels.

It is a long-term deal which secures the future of Spanish GP after rough last few seasons of yes or no. The facilities at the circuit is due to undergo changes as well and those will be done before the 2022 event, in-line with the sustainability goals.

“We are delighted to announce this deal with Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya,” said Stefano Domenicali. “I want to thank to 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.”

At the same time, 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 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.”

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