madrid is set to become the new host city of The Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix starts in 2026. This marks a significant change in the location of the Spanish Grand Prix, as Barcelona has been Home of the event since 1991. The change will see Madrid host the Grand Prix for 10 years from 2026 to 2035, introducing a new circuit to the world of Formula 1.
Circuit: Mix of street and non-street sections
The new circuit, designed around the IFEMA exhibition center in Madrid, will feature a mix of road and non-road sections, spanning 5.47 kilometers with 20 corners. It promises to be an exciting and challenging experience for the drivers, with the qualifying lap time estimated at 1 minute and 32 seconds. This innovative circuit layout is currently pending FIA homologation and final design specifications.
The debut of the Madrid Grand Prix represents a new chapter in Spain’s Formula 1 racing history. With a circuit designed to combine sport and spectacle, the Madrid competition is set to provide a unique and memorable experience for both fans and participants. Formula 1 Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali has expressed his enthusiasm for this new venture, highlighting Madrid’s incredible sporting and cultural heritage and the potential for the event to become a multi-day spectacle of sport and entertainment.