A Spanish FIA official has played down rumors the future of the country’s Grand Prix at Barcelona could be in jeopardy.
The Circuit de Catalunya’s current contract with FOM is set to expire next year, and there are concerns that amid the political wrangling involving the Catalonia region, the F1 race could be left exposed.
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“As director of another circuit (Valencia), I can tell you that this is purely an administrative matter,” said Gonzalo Gobert, an FIA representative for Spain.
“The only thing this means is that someone must approve the budgets for the sponsorship of the circuit,” he told Radio Marca.
“Chase Carey said that Liberty is delighted with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and the circuit is delighted with F1.
“I have no doubt that the renewal will be signed,” Gobert added.
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