Carlos Sainz is resigned to the prospect of seeing his home race fall off the Formula 1 calendar in 2020. The Spanish Grand Prix is reportedly set to make way for a new race in the Netherlands at Zandvoort, with the Circuit de Catalunya the latest venue to fall foul of the cost of hosting F1.
This week's race at Montmelo will be the 60th Spanish GP in F1 history, the event having been held every year since 1986, and calling Barcelona home since 1991.
However, it appears a new deal is proving difficult to reach and the race could fall off next year's calendar, just one year after Spain's biggest star in the sport Fernando Alonso left F1.
Sainz said: "For me it would be a big loss on the calendar, but as far as I know negotiations are still ongoing and nothing has been confirmed.
"I'm wishing that all the institutions are going to do their job, they're going to agree on something.
"It's in the benefit of Barcelona, of Spain, of Formula 1. I think the Spanish Grand Prix has a lot of history in Formula 1, I think this track has a lot of history in Formula 1 and it would be a big shame to lose it.
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