Nov.25 - Barcelona has taken one more step towards securing a new deal to keep hosting the Spanish F1 GP.

Last month, Formula 1 unveiled its calendar for 2022 showing the Circuit de Catalunya as only having a race date that is "subject to contract".

Spanish media, including El Mundo Deportivo, now report that the local Catalan government has "authorised the renewal with Formula 1 and MotoGP until 2026".

Catalan executive spokesperson Patricia Plaja confirmed that the 2022-2026 deals represent a "transition period towards a more sustainable model for the region".

According to Plaja, the contracts will be linked to a rethink of circuit infrastructure, adapting it to the "new values and principles of mobility for the 21st century".

The Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix is hosted since 1991 at the Catalunya track near Barcelona. This year was the 31st venue when Lewis Hamilton won the race for the fifth time in a row.

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