Formula 1 extended its contract with the Chinese Grand Prix and will remain in Shanghai until 2025. The world championship made its debut in China at the Shanghai International Circuit in 2004, with Rubens Barrichello winning the inaugural Ferrari race. And while ongoing global struggles with the pandemic mean that the Chinese GP will not be part of next year’s record 23-race schedule, F1 aims to return to the country as soon as possible, having last raced there in 2019. when F1 celebrated its 1000th race.
“Our partnership with promoter Juss Sports is incredibly strong and we look forward to continuing for the long term. While we are all disappointed that we were unable to include China in the 2022 calendar due to the conditions of the ongoing pandemic, China will return to the calendar as soon as conditions allow, “said the president and CEO of Formula 1. , Stefano Domenicali.