The FIA Formula One World Championship calendar will feature the Chinese Grand Prix until at least 2025 after the sport extended its contract with the organizers of the race that takes place in Shanghai.
China joined the pinnacle of motorsport back in 2004, and has hosted a race every year until last year when it was not possible to include China on the calendar, due to ongoing pandemic conditions. The race on the challenging International Shanghai Circuit has been called off for this year again as the world is still grappling with recurring and emerging disease outbreaks.
The sport has now confirmed that it has extended our contract with the FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN CHINESE GRAND PRIX in Shanghai until 2025.
“We are grateful to the Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Sports of People’s Republic of China (CAMF), the Shanghai Administration of Sports and the Chinese Grand Prix Promoter, Juss Sports Group for their ongoing engagement and collaboration. The Chinese Grand Prix has been a very important part of the Formula 1 calendar since 2004 and will continue to be into the future,” a statement from Formula One stated.
Commenting on the contract extension, Formula 1’s President and CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “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.
"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," Domenical concluded.