The city of Madrid in Spain has officially declared its interest to Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali to host a F1 Grand Prix in the coming years.
The regional government, through the Ministry of the Presidency, Justice and Interior, has sent a letter to Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali to officially express its interest in being part of the Formula One calendar. Although the project has not yet been put together, the Madrid executive has already started work and hopes to present an official bid with all the necessary guarantees in the near future.
In a letter sent to Stefano Domenicali on 20th June, the community expresses its desire to be part of the Formula 1 calendar and highlights the characteristics that – in its opinion – make the region an ideal option:
“It is a pleasure to write to you on behalf of the government of the Community of Madrid to express our interest in the development of a Formula 1 Grand Prix in Madrid,” the letter reads.
“As you may know, the Community of Madrid is experiencing exceptional economic and social development in the Spanish and European context. We are receiving more and more visitors from all over the world and sporting events in the Community of Madrid are becoming more and more prestigious and appreciated.”
Assuming an agreement is reached, the 3.850km Jarama circuit in the north of Madrid would be the ideal place to host a Formula 1 race, however, there are still several hurdles for the Community of Madrid to overcome before it can host a Grand Prix as Spain is already part of the calendar with a Grand Prix being held in Barcelona, whose contract has recently been renewed until 2026.
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