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Official denies Spanish GP future in doubt

  • Published on 23 Apr 2018 10:54
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

A Spanish official has played down rumours the future of the grand prix in Barcelona could be in doubt. Barcelona's current contract is set to expire next year, and there are concerns that amid the political wrangling involving the Catalonia region, the F1 race could be left exposed.

"As director of another circuit (Valencia), I can tell you that this is purely an administrative matter," said Gonzalo Gobert, an FIA representative for Spain. "The only thing this means is that someone must approve the budgets for the sponsorship of the circuit," he told Radio Marca.

"Chase Carey said that Liberty is delighted with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and the circuit is delighted with F1. I have no doubt that the renewal will be signed," Gobert added. (GMM)

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  • I hope not, I like the Circuit de Catalunya. But then again, I like most technical tracks with plenty of corners. Its not a favourite or anything, but would hate it if it went away.

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    • Apr 23 2018 - 19:52
  • I consider the Spanish GP as part of the core circuits of the F1 calendar like Monza, Spa, Silverstone, and Hockenheim. I really hope they don't change this.

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    • Apr 24 2018 - 23:36

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