It looks as if one of the European races on the calendar is heading elsewhere later this decade. The Spanish Grand Prix has been held on the outskirts of Barcelona for many years, but talks have been ongoing for a new location from 2026.
Europe has a long history of hosting F1 races – from the iconic Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium to the tight and twisty street circuit in Monaco.
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has played host to the Spanish Grand Prix since 1991, with the track also used for many hours of testing over the years.
But according to El Mundo, there have been ongoing discussions to hold a race in Madrid instead – with talks said to be at an advanced stage.
The Madrid event would feature a weekend of off-track activities and events similar to the Miami GP, along with a street circuit that runs through the Valdebebas district, close to Real Madrid's iconic stadium.
That track wasn't particularly great for overtaking, but if Baku and Las Vegas are anything to go by, F1 has worked out how to make street circuits entertaining.
All of this may be music to the ears of Spaniard Carlos Sainz, the Ferrari man most likely to still be driving in 2026. As for Fernando Alonso – only time will tell if the veteran will be around to race at a third location on home soil.
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