It was announced yesterday that Formula 1 will return to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya until 2019 after organisers agreed a contract extension with Bernie Ecclestone.
Formula 1 first raced at the Spanish track back in 1991 and this year marks the 25th edition of the grand prix.
The current deal was set to expire after this weekend’s race but the relationship that is now set to continue for a further three years.
in a statement to the media yesterday, circuit President Vicenç Aguilera said the following about the new deal:-
‘We are extremely proud to announce this renewal in such a special year, marking the 25th anniversary of Formula 1 Grand Prix being hosted uninterruptedly at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
‘We thus extend this fruitful relationship with Formula 1 and we look forward to the next 25 years.’
Overall, it is great news for the fans and also everyone involved with the circuit that a new deal has been agreed firstly and also what a way to celebrate 25 years of running the event as well. It is clear that they have done enough to extend their deal with FOM for the next three years and now that has been sorted out; they can focus on giving us a great race on Sunday,