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A fan waves a Ferrari flag in a grandstand. © Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/AP/dpa

According to a media report, Spain’s capital Madrid wants to become a Formula 1 location.

Madrid – As the newspaper “El Confidencial” wrote, those responsible are said to have written a letter to Formula 1 managing director Stefano Domenicali. This should be signed by the Minister for the Presidency, Justice and Home Affairs, Enrique López.

The government of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, led by President Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has “the greatest interest in this,” he wrote. “We are ready to work with you and your team to bring Formula 1 to Madrid,” the newspaper said.

Where exactly a race could take place remained unclear, but the Formula 1 bosses are pushing more and more to street circuits. Only recently it became known that Nice wants to try for a Grand Prix with a race in the southern French metropolis.

Spain is currently represented on the Formula 1 racing calendar with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. However, the course in Montmeló usually offers rather unspectacular races, and the organization of the Grand Prix has recently caused criticism. dpa

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