On Tuesday, January 23, the official presentation of the Madrid Grand Prix will take place, set to be located near the IFEMA congress center. However, it is still unclear whether the inaugural race will be held in 2026 or 2027.
In less than 24 hours, the Madrid Grand Prix will become a reality. The Spanish capital will once again host a Formula 1 Grand Prix after over forty years, with the last edition held at the permanent Jarama circuit in 1981. There is much anticipation to unveil the final layout of the new semi-urban track, expected to wind its way through the IFEMA pavilions and the Valdebebas area, the training center of Real Madrid.
Madrid Grand Prix: Official Announcement and Presentation Set For Tomorrow
If there were any doubts, tomorrow at 10:30 AM, the much-discussed Madrid Grand Prix will be officially presented. The event will see the participation of Stefano Domenicali representing F1, Jose Vicente de los Mozos, president of IFEMA, Mayor José Luis Martinez Almeida, and Isabel Diaz Ayuso, president of the Madrid community and governor of the Spanish capital.
Just a few days ago, Ayuso made bold statements about the event, ensuring that the Madrid race will be the best of all those currently on the calendar: “I dare to assure you that it will be the best GP in all of F1.”
“No other city or region can offer the possibility of reaching the event by subway, being close to an airport, a hospital, and many other infrastructures, nor does it have this gastronomic and nightlife offer, cultural offerings, environment, leisure, nature, and cultural heritage.”
Ayuso also responded to government accusations, reiterating that the event will be entirely financed with private funds: “The Formula 1 will not cost Madrid public money.”
“I have always had a particular interest in Formula 1 and events of this magnitude because Madrid has a lot to offer to the world. I hope the race lasts for many years, and that other events will come; who knows if in the future, there will be the Olympic Games.”
According to some rumors, the Madrid Grand Prix could also be held at night. This means that starting from 2026 (or 2027), there could be as many as seven night races, including the existing ones in Sakhir, Jeddah, Singapore, Losail, Abu Dhabi, and Las Vegas. Expectations are high for the event, with Madrid expected to secure a spot on the calendar for at least ten years.
The announcement will be made directly on the IFEMA website at the following link.