Madrid Secures F1 Race With Track Near Barajas Airport

Madrid Secures F1 Race With Track Near Barajas Airport
Photo sourced from F1 Press Releases.

The city of Madrid has secured a contract with F1 to host races near the Adolfo Suarez Barajas Airport, offering endless connectivity options.

It is understood this race will replace the famous Catalunya circuit in Barcelona, with this contract expected to last 10 years.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Madrid Secures F1 Contract With Track Near Barajas Airport…

Madrid Secures F1 Race With Track Near Barajas Airport
Photo sourced from @FastestPitStop/X!
Source: Google Maps.

The race track in Madrid is expected to drive around the IFEMA Convention Centre and the Mad Cool Football stadium.

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Seen on Google Maps, it is close by to the Madrid Adolfo Suarez Barajas Airport, which will provide easy connectivity for fans around the world.

Such news was confirmed by F1 Journalist Joe Saward, who has said that the contract will begin from 2026 onwards, and will continue to 2036.

This will provide ample opportunities for airlines to add additional services during this race weekend in 2026 onwards.

Track Is Near The Main Airport…

Madrid Adolfo Suarez Barajas Airport is the main international airport serving Spain, and is the second-largest airport in Europe by physical size behind Paris Charles de Gaulle.

In 2022, the airport handled 50.6m passengers, and this new F1 race near the airport will no doubt help to enhance such numbers in the future.

Traditionally, races attract additional flights due to the high influx of fans from the international arena descending down for the race weekend.

Airlines such as Qatar Airways and Etihad, amongst others, have provided charter flights for this occasion, which will also stand to benefit airlines, the airport and local economies.

All eyes will be on the official announcement from F1, as well as in 2026 to see how Madrid Adolfo Suarez Barajas Airport will benefit.

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