Jakarta (Beritamu.co.id) – Madrid has officially expressed interest in hosting the Formula 1 race, the government of the Spanish capital announced on Thursday.
Although there is no Formula 1 compatible track in Madrid and Spain already has a race in Barcelona, which is under contract until 2026, the Spanish government is convinced that it can start talks with Liberty Media, the owner of of commercial rights of F1, regarding the opportunity to hold a tender.
“I would like to reaffirm our commitment to you and this project, as well as our desire to sign the right agreement to host races and offer great sports and leisure,” said Local Government Minister Enrique Lopez in a letter to CEO of F1 Stefano. Domenicali.
No further details on the offer were given and F1 organizers declined to comment.
Madrid once held the F1 Grand Prix between 1968-1981 at the Jarama Circuit, which is outdated and will need a major overhaul if it is to be used again for racing.
Last year, the local government of Morata de Tajun, 36 km south of Madrid, confirmed that it wanted to build a Grade 1 track from the FIA with ambitions to host F1 and MotoGP races in the future.
This year’s F1 calendar is a record in itself, as it consists of 23 races and the organizers still want to add more races in a season to expand the geographical scope of the sport, as in Africa and the United States.
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