Spanish Grand prix is included in the calendar 2020August 28, 2019
The Spanish Grand Prix will remain on the calendar next year – a contract with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has been signed. The Catalan side in negotiations with Formula 1 was represented by a consortium formed by the local government, the Autoclub of Catalonia and the municipality of Montmelo, on whose territory the highway is located.
In 2020, the Grand Prix of Spain for the thirtieth time in a row will be held at the Barcelona circuit, this stage has become one of the most popular races, over the past three years, more than half a million fans have visited the stands of the circuit. In addition, the teams and riders have a special relationship with him, since winter tests are traditionally held there, and in general, Formula 1 and everything connected with it have a very positive impact on the local economy. It is enough to give such statistics: in 2019, the holding of the Spanish stage of the championship brought an income of 163 million euros.
Chase Carey, executive director of Formula 1: “We are pleased to confirm that the Spanish Grand Prix is included in the calendar of the championship of 2020. The decision to continue to hold the race in Spain, a country with a rich tradition of motorsport, is associated with our strategy to adhere to the European roots of Formula 1, while expanding the expansion into new territories.
The promoter’s desire to participate in Formula 1 in 2020 confirms the desire of the regions to host world-class competitions, as well as the ability of our sport to serve as a factor in the positive development of the local economy. ”
In the coming months, we will continue the discussion to understand if there is an opportunity for further expansion of our mutually beneficial partnership. In addition, I would like to thank Kim Torra, President of Catalonia, who provided important support during the negotiations, and we hope that in 2020 we will perfectly celebrate the fiftieth Grand Prix of Spain, which will be held for the thirtieth time on one of the most technically challenging tracks of the World Cup calendar “.
Tickets for the Grand Prix of Spain today have already gone on sale, although the date of the race has not yet been determined.
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