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Spanish Grand Prix to move from Barcelona to Madrid in 2026

Starting from 2026, the Spanish Grand Prix will be held in the capital city of Madrid, making the move from Barcelona. The Catalonian City has hosted the race since 1991, but the new deal agreed with organisers in Madrid will see Formula 1 change locations three years later. 

The Barcelona circuit was also used as a pre-season testing location for several teams, but its time on the calendar is now numbered. The new location will be around Ifema and Real Madrid Sports City (Valdebebas), which was supposed to be confirmed earlier. But, the announcement was delayed due to technical issues. 

Spanish Grand Prix relocated from Barcelona to Madrid from 2026 

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The location will be a semi-permanent one, similar to those in Melbourne and Singapore. The deal will run for 10 years, until 2036 at the very least, unless there is a further renewal. 

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz will be driving in his home city, come the 2026 season, as he was born in Madrid. The history of over 30 years will undergo a shift as Formula 1 takes a new turn with their move to the Spanish capital. 

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But alongside the Spanish Grand Prix, they have also expanded the yearly calendar with more races than ever. And this is yet another instance of the advancements going on in the sport. 

This past season, Max Verstappen won the race, followed by Lewis Hamilton and George Russell of Mercedes completing a double podium finish. 


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Arsh Das
Arsh Das
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