F1 Madrid Grand Prix (GP) circuit location, track length, map, name and DRS zones

F1 Madrid Grand Prix (GP) circuit location, track length, map, name and DRS zones

F1 recently announced that the Madrid Grand Prix will replace the Circuit de Barcelona as the Spanish Grand Prix, find out everything about the track below along with the circuit layout and map

Circuit de Barcelona is arguably one of the most classic F1 tracks, but it is now off the F1 calendar.

F1 Madrid Grand Prix (GP) circuit location, track length, map, name and DRS zones for Spanish GP

While Madrid GP makes more sense as the Spanish Grand Prix with Marid being the capital of Spain, F1 owners Liberty Media faced a lot of backlash.

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Madrid Grand Prix circuit location and length

Notably, the Madrid GP will be a street circuit located around the IFEMA Convention Center, and it will be 3.3 miles long.

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Madrid Grand Prix DRS zones and turns

Based on the layout of the track, the track will have only 1, or 2 DRS zones with a total of 20 turns. Moreover, the layout of the track does not look very convenient for overtaking, and F1 drivers can expect to travel around the circuit in a time of around 1 minute and 32 seconds.

F1 announces Madrid Grand Prix as the New Spanish Grand Prix

While F1 owners Liberty Media announced the news about the Marid Grand Prix, the public is not happy about it. The main reason behind this is the recent increase in street circuits on the F1 calendar. Notably, the Madrid GP will be the 7th street circuit on the F1 calendar. While street circuits are more exciting, the layouts of the tracks reduce the quality of racing and are often bumpier as compared to track circuits.

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Madrid GP F1 contract

The organizers of the Madrid GP have signed a 10-year contract with F1 to host the Spanish Grand Prix starting in the 2026 season. As such, Madrid will host F1 races up until the end of 2035. Although Madrid will take over as the new Spanish GP, the fan-favorite Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya might still have a chance to extend their contract with F1. However, it cannot take part in the Spanish Grand Prix, which means it could continue in F1 as the Barcelona Grand Prix or something similar.

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