The Government wants to “extend the Formula 1 GP in Catalonia beyond 2026”

01/23/2024 The president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès, at the press conference, at the Palau de la Generalitat, on January 23, 2024, in Barcelona, ​​Catalonia (Spain). During the appearance, Aragonès announced changes in the Catalan Government to face his last year in office. The Minister of the Presidency, Laura Vilagrà, is promoted to vice-president, while Sergi Sabrià is the new vice-minister, a newly created position. This is the third change in the Government in the almost three years of Aragonès’ mandate. POLITICS David Zorrakino – Europa Press

The president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, stated this Tuesday that the Government is working to “extend beyond 2026” the Formula 1 Grand Prix celebration at the Circuit de Barcelona-Cataluña, following the announcement that Madrid will organize the Spanish Formula 1 GP from 2026 to 2035. This was stated this Tuesday in a press conference after the weekly meeting of the Consell Executiu and to explain how the Government will approach the last year of the legislature. “We care about improving the opportunities of Catalonia without comparing ourselves to anyone and building our own benchmarks,” added the Catalan president. Aragonès has assured that the work with the organization is positive and that progress is being made, pointing out that the Circuit de Barcelona-Cataluña “has been hosting the Spanish GP for more than 30 years: “In Catalonia we work for Catalonia.” The president and CEO of Formula 1, Stefano Domenicali, did not rule out this Tuesday that the Circuit de Barcelona-Cataluña could continue as a venue on the Formula 1 calendar: “Barcelona is Formula 1. We are working to look further, because Spain “It deserves to be able to have an opportunity to increase its presence in the future. Why can’t they coexist in the future?”

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