"You cannot be a spouse if the other one doesn't want to marry" - Gonzalo Gobert joked.
Oct.5 (GMM) Valencia, already absent from this year's calendar and also not scheduled to host a race in 2014, has called time on its Formula One foray.
There were suggestions Valencia could return, alternating a single annual race date with Barcelona, but "the Circuit de Catalunya refused", said Gobert.
"You cannot be a spouse if the other one doesn't want to marry," he joked.
Gobert said negotiations with Bernie Ecclestone are now taking place, so that Valencia is not penalised for breaking its race contract.
He also said moving the race from the streets of the port city to the permanent Ricardo Tormo circuit was "not contemplated".