F1 and Barcelona agree to extension, Spanish GP to continue until 2019

Recent announcements have confirmed that Formula One will return to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya until 2019 after organizers agreed to a contract extension with Bernie Ecclestone.

The current deal was set to expire following this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, but following the agreement the two will remain tied to each other for three more seasons.

The Spanish track has had a consistent home on the Formula One calendar since 1991, with this year marking the relationship’s 25th anniversary.

In the new deal the Spanish Grand Prix will follow the Malaysian Grand Prix.

“We are extremely proud to announce this renewal in such a special year, marking the 25th anniversary of Formula One Grand Prix being hosted uninterruptedly at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya,” said circuit boss Vicenc Aguilera.

“We thus extend this fruitful relationship with Formula One and we look forward to the next 25 years.”

Image: Lotus F1 Team

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