F1 Circuit Contracts: How Long Will Each Grand Prix Stay on the calendar?

Which venues will remain on the calendar for the longest amount of time? Which tracks need to secure new long-term deals to remain on the schedule? Here’s how long each contract for every current venue lasts.

2025: Monza, Italy

Officially, Monza has a contract to host the Italian Grand Prix until 2024, having signed a new five-year deal in September 2019. However, Monza’s mayor Dario Allevi said in June 2020 that the deal had been extended by a further year as a result of the 2020 race taking place behind closed doors. This has never been confirmed by Formula 1, but given that a similar deal was struck with most other circuits at the time, it’s highly likely that this is the case.

Monza is a mainstay on the calendar, with the Italian Grand Prix having taken place at the circuit in all but one season since 1950.

2025: Shanghai International Circuit, China

The Chinese Grand Prix is likely to return to the calendar in 2023 having last been staged in 2019, which marked F1’s 1000th World Championship event. Shanghai International Circuit was removed from the calendar in 2020, 2021 and 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, a new three-year contract extension was signed in November 2021, which will see F1 continue to race in Shanghai until 2025.

2025: Imola, Italy

In March 2022, Formula 1 announced that the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will remain on the schedule until at least 2025. Imola re-joined the calendar in 2020 as a unique two-day event, standing in for other circuits which were unable to host races at the height of the pandemic. With restrictions lifted in Italy, the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was the first to welcome fans to Imola since 2006, when the track last hosted the San Marino Grand Prix.

2025: Circuit de Monaco, Monaco

Monaco singed a new contract with Formula 1 in September 2022, keeping the iconic Circuit de Monaco on the schedule until at least 2025. This was the first contract signed with race organisers since 2011. 

2025: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City

The Mexican Grand Prix almost fell off the calendar amid money worries in 2019, however a new deal was signed in August that year, securing the event’s future for a further three seasons. Funding from the local government saw the event renamed in 2021 as the Mexico City Grand Prix.

The event was absent from the calendar in 2020 due to the global pandemic. Unlike other circuits in a similar situation, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez did not add an additional year to its contract to make up for the skipped event. Ahead of the 2022 race, the final event of the circuit’s previous contract, Formula 1 confirmed that Mexico City will remain on the calendar until at least 2025

2025: Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas has signed up to join the F1 calendar in 2023. The inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix is expected to take place next November. The initial contract runs for three seasons, to 2025. F1 has already made a long-term commitment to the area, having bought land near the famous Las Vegas Strip to house the pit complex. With plans to make the Nevada race a “flagship event”, it’s likely that the contract will soon be extended, if Vegas lives up to the hype. 

2025: Zandvoort, Netherlands

The Dutch Grand Prix has been one of the more popular additions to the calendar in recent years. The event’s return after a 35-year absence was confirmed in May 2019 and Zandvoort finally made its comeback to the calendar in August 2021.

With Max Verstappen having won his first two titles in 2021 and 2022, and having recently signed a long-term deal to remain at Red Bull until 2028, it’s not surprise that the Dutch Grand Prix signed a contract extension to remain on the F1 calendar until at least 2025 in December 2022. 

2025: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

The legendary Spa Francorchamps circuit, which was present on the calendar in F1’s inaugural season, was at the centre of media speculation about its future on the F1 calendar throughout 2022.

The Belgian Grand Prix had last signed a deal with Formula 1 in June 2020, where it extended its existing contract by one further season. That was because the 2020 race was held behind closed doors and did not receive funding from the local government.

Following a disappointing 2021 weekend, in which no racing action took place due to the weather conditions, organisers at the popular Spa track were keen to put on an impressive show in 2022 to secure the event’s future. After a raft of circuit changes, a new one-year extension to the Belgian Grand Prix’s contract was announced on the day of the 2022 race.

Although no new deal was announced for 2024, the Belgian Grand Prix appeared on the calendar when it was revealed in July 2023. A further single-year deal – the fourth in the last three years – was signed in October 2023, with Spa now set to retain its position on the schedule until at least 2025.

2026: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain

After a series of single-year contract extensions, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya secured a longer term deal to stage the Spanish Grand Prix in late 2021. The Spanish Grand Prix is now guaranteed to remain at the venue until 2026 – but the event will move to a new circuit in Madrid from 2026 onwards

While it will not host the Spanish Grand Prix after 2025, Stefano Domenicali says that the Barcelona track could stay on the schedule with a different event title. In January 2024, he said: “there are discussions in place to see if we can really extend our collaboration with Barcelona, with whom we have a very good relationship”. 

In 2022, the Spanish Grand Prix attracted its largest race day attendance figure in almost 15 years, with the figure boosted thanks to both Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso’s presence on the grid.

2026: Circuit of The Americas, United States

The United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas held the best-attended race of the 2021 season. With F1’s popularity ever-increasing in the United States, it was no surprise to see race organisers negotiate a deal to keep the United States Grand Prix at COTA until at least 2026 back in February 2022. The big question for the Texas track in the coming years is whether or not the event will remain as popular with F1 having added two new stateside events in Miami and Las Vegas.

2026: Baku City Circuit, Azerbaijan

In February 2019, Baku City Circuit extended its deal to host the Azerbaijan Grand Prix through to 2023, adding a further three years to its existing contract. The city track was unable to host a race in 2020 due to the pandemic, so an additional year was added to the contract in May 2021. 

Over the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend, Formula 1 announced that it had extended its contract with Baku City Circuit for a further three seasons, ensuring F1 would continue to race in Azerbaijan until at least 2026. 

2028: Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

The Singapore Grand Prix secured its long-term future in January 2022, signing a new deal to remain on the calendar until at least 2028. That was the first time organisers of F1’s original night race had signed a new contract extension since 2017. The Marina Bay event makes its return to the F1 calendar after a three-year absence in October 2022.

2029: Suzuka, Japan

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Suzuka took a two-year hiatus from the Formula 1 calendar and did not appear on the schedule in 2020 or 2021. Amid its hiatus, in April 2021, race organisers signed a new contract extension to keep F1 racing on its only figure of eight circuit until at least 2024.

Two months before the final race of its previous contract, in February 2024, Formula 1 announced another five year contract extension with Suzuka. The iconic track is now set to remain as host of the Japanese Grand Prix until at least 2029.

2030: Saudi Arabia

The details of Saudi Arabia’s contract with Formula 1 are not fully known, however the contract is said to be “a decade if not longer”. A ten-year contract would mean that the event will stay on the schedule until at least 2030, with the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix having taken place in 2021. The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix may move to a new custom-built circuit in the future, but it is expected to remain at Jeddah Corniche Circuit until at least 2025.

2030: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix’s contract was extended in the run up to the 2021 title showdown between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. The latest contract will see Yas Marina Circuit remain a part of the F1 schedule until at least 2030. As part of its deal, the event retains the contractual right to be the final race of the season.

2030: Red Bull Ring, Austria

In March 2023, Formula 1 announced the signing of a four-year contract extension with Austrian Grand Prix promoter Projekt Spielberg, keeping the event on the calendar until at least 2027. Just four months later, the deal was extended by a further three years, meaning that the Austrian Grand Prix will continue to be staged until at least 2030.

The Austrian Grand Prix has enjoyed a boost in attendance figures in recent seasons, largely thanks to the rise of Max Verstappen. With many Dutch fans making the journey to support the Red Bull driver, the 2022 weekend attendance figure was 303,000. 

2030: Interlagos, São Paulo, Brazil

Having already signed up to host Formula 1 races until 2025 as part of a 5-year deal signed in December 2020, Interlagos signed a further 5-year contract extension over the 2023 São Paulo Grand Prix weekend. The latest deal secures Brazil’s place on the calendar until at least 2030.

As part of the deal signed in 2020, the longstanding event was renamed from the Brazilian Grand Prix to the São Paulo Grand Prix. The name change reflects the financial input by the local government. 

2031: Miami, United States

The inaugural Miami Grand Prix took place in May 2022 and drew a weekend crowd in excess of 200,000. The event, which takes place around the Hard Rock Stadium, is contracted to remain on the calendar until at least 2031, having signed an initial 10-year deal in April 2021.

2031: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Canada

The Canadian Grand Prix secured its long-term future in March 2017, with Circuit Gilles Villeneuve signing up to host the event until at least 2029, having already had a contract in place through to 2025. After not appearing on the calendar in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic, the track signed a further two-year extension in April 2021, meaning the event will stay on the schedule until at least 2031.

2031: Qatar

Qatar signed a long-term deal in September 2021 to appear on the F1 calendar for ten seasons beginning in 2021. After skipping a year in 2022 due to the country hosting the FIFA World Cup, the Qatar Grand Prix returns at Lusail Circuit in 2023. There is no guarantee that the event will remain at Lusail for the duration of its contract, with rumours of a new purpose-built circuit to be constructed elsewhere.

2032: Hungaroring, Hungary

In 2016, the Hungaroring signed a contract to continue staging the Hungarian Grand Prix until 2026, the year which will mark the 40th anniversary of the venue’s first appearance on the F1 calendar. In June 2020, during negotiations for the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix to be held behind closed doors, the deal was extended by one year to 2027.

The deal was extended by a further five seasons in July 2023, with Formula 1 and race organisers agreeing a deal to keep the Hungaroring on the schedule until at least 2032. The circuit is set to undergo major refurbishment under the new deal, including a new pit building and new main grandstand. 

2034: Silverstone, Britain

The British Grand Prix nearly lost its place on the calendar as Silverstone activated its break clause in 2017, with the circuit struggling to make a profit due to an ‘escalator clause’ in the contract. F1 negotiated a new deal with Silverstone ahead of the 2019 British Grand Prix which secured the circuit’s place on the calendar until 2024.

With the annual attendance figure rising year-on-year, it always seemed likely that Silverstone would sign a new long-term deal with Formula 1. In early February 2024, Silverstone announced that it had signed a new 10-year deal to remain as host of the British Grand Prix until 2034.

2035: IFEMA MADRID Circuit, Spain

In January 2024, it was confirmed that a new circuit in Madrid will become the host of the Spanish Grand Prix from 2026, becoming the sixth different host of the event in Formula 1 history. The track, which runs around the IFEMA MADRID exhibition centre, signed an initial ten-year deal to appear on the F1 calendar through to 2035.

2036: Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain

Bahrain has one the longest current contracts – and one of the longest contracts signed in Formula 1 history. In June 2022, the Bahrain Grand Prix extended its contract to stay on the calendar until at least 2036.

2037: Albert Park, Australia

Melbourne was already signed up to continue hosting Formula 1 until 2035 following a contract extension signed in June 2022. Just six months later, that deal was extended by a further two seasons, to 2037 – meaning the Australian Grand Prix has the longest contract of any event on the calendar.

As part of its latest deal, the Australian Grand Prix will return to the season-opening slot for at least four of the next 15 seasons. 400,000 attended the 2022 race weekend and from 2023 the crowds will be treated to even more support race action, with Formula 2 and Formula 3 set to race at Albert Park for the first time.

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