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Formula 1 has inked a caller woody with Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, successful a determination that volition support the Spanish Grand Prix connected the calendar until the extremity of the 2026 satellite championship.

MotoGP has besides penned a caller declaration with the circuit, but it volition stock races with different tracks connected the Iberian peninsula. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya volition big astatine slightest 2 MotoGP events betwixt 2023 and 2026.

It was agreed successful the Formula 1 woody that improvements to the way and facilities – which archetypal hosted the apical people successful 1991, up of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics – would beryllium made successful clip for the 2022 race, scheduled for May 22.

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"We are delighted to denote this woody with Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya," said Formula 1 brag Stefano Domenicali.

Formula 1 has penned a caller woody with the Spanish Grand Prix. (Getty)

"I privation to convey the promoter and the authorities for their enthusiasm and committedness to keeping Formula 1 successful Barcelona, with improvements that volition beryllium made to the way and facilities, and continuing our agelong past together.

"The teams and drivers ever look guardant to racing astatine the circuit and visiting Barcelona, and the Spanish fans volition proceed to spot their nationalist heroes, Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz, up close."

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton won the astir caller variation of the Spanish Grand Prix, cruising to triumph implicit rubric rival Max Verstappen by 15 seconds connected May 9.

Verstappen broke the circuit's thigh grounds successful that expansive prix, signaling 1:18.149.

Hamilton wins Spanish GP, Ricciardo sixth

The way is 4.675 kilometres successful magnitude and 66 laps are raced.

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Just 8 points abstracted Red Bull's Verstappen (351.5 points) and Hamilton (343.5) up of the last 2 grands prix of the season.

The tract volition contention successful Saudi Arabia connected December 5 and implicit the satellite title successful Abu Dhabi connected December 12.

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