Spanish Grand Prix: Will there be a Formula 1 stage in Barcelona in 2020?December 14, 2018
Next year, the contract with Liberty Media ends and the organizers of the Spanish Grand Prix are not sure whether it will be renewed.
The head of Circuit de Catalunya, located in the Barcelona suburb, Vicente Aguilera, said that he plans to meet with the owners of F-1 Liberty Media in three or four months and discuss future prospects and acceptable conditions. “I think we will have the Grand Prix, but we need to do everything right.”
Aguilera adds that despite the availability of alternatives in Liberty Media, Barcelona has its strengths and advantages: a great familiar route, tourist infrastructure and, of course, experience in organizing and racing behavior.
“Before signing a contract, you need to take into account many variables, in particular the cost of the contract and the income from the race, and also on what conditions we will get the Grand Prix. Do not forget about the financing of the Government of Barcelona, how it will continue. After the season of 2019 there will be elections, and there you will see how to proceed. “
The Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo recently published information that the city’s authorities had previously allocated 2.5 million euros to the Formula One Grand Prix. Now the amount has decreased by a million.