F1

Valencia pushing ahead with F1 alternation idea

May 21 (GMM) Valencia is pushing ahead with the idea it will from now on annually alternate a single Grand Prix race date with Barcelona.

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing with Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing with Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing

Photo by: xpb.cc

Bernie Ecclestone recently confirmed speculation that a deal has been reached so that the sport's Spanish hosts, whose country is struggling amid an economic crisis, will host their respective races only once every two years.

That deal was set to begin with Barcelona's race next year, but the Circuit de Catalunya organisers said there remained some doubt, and the city authorities even pledged EUR 5 million to help the track keep its annual race date.

Valencia, however, says it remains ready to alternate.

According to Europa Press, a spokesman for the Generalitat Valenciana confirmed there has been "no modification" to the new alternating deal, which has been reached in the form of a "verbal agreement".

"There is no modification, despite some statements we have heard," he insisted.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Tags barcelona, catalunya, ecclestone, valencia

User photos

EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

21 photos
SurdinP
F1

SurdinP

1 photos
max
F1

max

29 photos
ADLITIKA
F1

ADLITIKA

213 photos
Kevin_Bennett_Photo
F1

Kevin_Bennett_Photo

139 photos
PiBiPhoto
F1

PiBiPhoto

47 photos
koutnas
F1

koutnas

16 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

24 photos
Upload photo