F1 »

Madrid in-line for new F1 test track?

Already regarded as the country for Formula 1 testing, Spain may be set for yet another F1-standard venue, with rumours that a new track could be built close to the country's capital of Madrid.

Hot on the heels of revelations that Rome is in the process of developing a possible grand prix circuit, it now emerges that discussions are taking place regarding a new track in Barajas, near Madrid's international airport.

Ignacio Gonzalez, vice-president of the Comunidad de Madrid, told Spanish newspaper Diario AS that he is behind the project, which could be used for F1 testing.

“The technical, environmental and other agencies will act on the matter,” he related, “but in principle I welcome the proposal.”

Spain currently has two F1 tracks - Barcelona and the street circuit of Valencia, which began hosting the European Grand Prix last season. Jerez also welcomed the top flight back in 1997, and is currently used for testing purposes and MotoGP.


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Spanish Flag, Catalunya MotoGP Race 2008
Kimi Raikkonen tests the 2017 F1 tyres in Abu Dhabi [credit: Pirelli]
Lewis Hamilton tests the 2017 F1 tyres in Abu Dhabi [credit: Pirelli]
Daniel Ricciardo tests the 2017 F1 tyres in Abu Dhabi [credit: Pirelli]
Kimi Raikkonen tests the 2017 F1 tyres in Abu Dhabi [credit: Pirelli]
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Pirelli 2017 tyre test [Credit: Pirelli]
27.11.2016 - Manor Racing goup photo, Esteban Ocon (FRA) Manor Racing MRT05, Jordan King (GBR) Manor Racing, Test Driver and Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Manor Racing MRT05
27.11.2016 - Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) McLaren Test and Reserve Driver and Zak Brown (USA) McLaren Executive Director
27.11.2016 - Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) McLaren Test and Reserve Driver and Zak Brown (USA) McLaren Executive Director
27.11.2016 - Jordan King (GBR) Manor Racing MRT05, Test Driver
27.11.2016 - Esteban Ocon (FRA) Manor Racing MRT05, Jordan King (GBR) Manor Racing MRT05, Test Driver and Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Manor Racing MRT05
26.11.2016 - Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) McLaren Test and Reserve Driver
25.11.2016 - Free Practice 2, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H stopped on the track
25.11.2016 - Free Practice 2, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H stopped on the track
25.11.2016 - Free Practice 2, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H stopped on the track
25.11.2016 - Free Practice 2, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H stopped on the track
25.11.2016 - Free Practice 2, Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) McLaren Test and Reserve Driver
25.11.2016 - Free Practice 2, Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) McLaren Test and Reserve Driver

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

February 23, 2009 9:44 AM

It would not surprise me if Spain got another GP. Spain puts and lot of money and effort into Motorsport, especially motogp. Big name Spanish sponsors really put up the cash (Santander, Movistar, Telefonica, etc.) the fans turn out and the weather is good so I dont see any problem with it.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.