Traditional course before returning after more than 40 years

In recent years, a number of new tracks have been added to the Formula 1 calendar. But a familiar course will soon return.

After more than 40 years, Formula 1 is apparently returning to Madrid. As the AP news agency reported on Wednesday, the Spanish capital is to be included again in the racing series’ racing calendar.

Accordingly, it is a multi-year contract from 2026, the cars would drive on a street circuit that runs through the city’s exhibition center. The official announcement and details are scheduled for next week, the report said.

The last time a race took place in Madrid was in 1981 at the Circuito del Jarama. If the deal comes true, the Spanish metropolis would continue its tradition in the Formula 1 circus and could enjoy a further revival in tourism.

Formula 1 will be in Barcelona until 2026. It is considered unlikely that two races will take place in Spain. According to Spanish media, Madrid could possibly replace the Catalan metropolis earlier, and negotiations are already underway.