Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and Formula 1® have signed the renewal of the agreement confirming the staging of the Spanish Grand Prix in the Barcelona-based racetrack in 2021.
Thus, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has ensured its continuity in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship for this season, and will be host to the traditional meeting with the premier class on 7, 8 and 9 May. This will be the 65th edition of the Spanish Grand Prix, the 31st time consecutively held at the Circuit, which will also be commemorating this 2021 season its 30th anniversary since the inauguration of the facilities.
With this agreement, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will continue consolidating its international projection and its positioning as benchmark facility in the world of motorsports. The Catalan racetrack will continue working with Formula 1 on a new, long-term agreement during the next season, in order to ensure the continuity of the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya beyond 2021.
Ramon Tremosa, Catalan Minister of Business and Knowledge, and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya President: “The F1 Grand Prix in Catalonia is a great world-level event that generates a multiplying effect in terms of GDP growth and the creation of jobs and wealth that is ten times higher than the contribution made by the Catalan Government”. Minister Tremosa stated in this sense that “we will continue working at the government in order to turn the racetrack in Montmeló into a permanent venue for competition, because Formula 1 is not an expense, but an investment”.
The head of the Catalan Business and Knowledge Ministry highlighted that “Catalonia is a motor racing country, with a huge number of followers, international champions and extraordinary infrastructures”, and that with this agreement, “we are securing the presence of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in the calendar of the main national and international motorsport competitions, for another year”.