It might have been absent on the recent 2022 provisional calendar, but F1 has extended their contract with the Shanghai International Circuit until 2025. The fan-favourite venue hasn’t been able to host the F1 circus since 2019, with the 2020 and 2021 races being cancelled as a result of the global pandemic.
“This is great news for all of our fans in China, and we are delighted to announce this agreement that will see us racing in Shanghai until 2025,” F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said in a statement.
— Formula 1 (@F1) November 6, 2021
“Our partnership with the promoter Juss Sports is incredibly strong, and we look forward to continuing our long term partnership.
“While we are all disappointed we could not include China on the 2022 calendar due to ongoing pandemic conditions, China will be restored to the calendar as soon as conditions allow, and we look forward to being back with the fans as soon as we can.”
The venue first hosted an F1 race back in 2004 and was last won by Lewis Hamilton in 2019.
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