Spanish Grand Prix issues plea to government

31-05-2019 13:30
by Joseph Tyrrell
General
Spanish Grand Prix issues plea to government

Organisers of the Spanish Grand Prix have called on the government to help save the Spanish Grand Prix which is currently held at the Circuit de Catalunya.

The race in its current form is in jeopardy going forward with the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort already announced and expected to fill the slot of the first European Grand Prix on the calendar. With Carlos Sainz the only Spanish driver on the grid, the organisers had remained confident of striking a deal with Liberty but it is looking increasingly unlikely that we will see the race next season.

In a press release, the organisers said: "The RACC asks all administrations and the business world consensus and unity of action to achieve the renewal of Formula 1 and thus be able to maintain one of the most important sporting events held every year in the world in our country."

In the statement, they cite economic, business and sporting reasons for the continuity of the event.

"The Club considers that betting on the continuity of the Grand Prix in Catalunya is a strategic decision at business, economic and sporting level and that for this reason the best solution must be urgently found."

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