Official: Spanish races to alternate from 2013
12 May 2012 – FOM head Bernie Ecclestone has verified that Spain’s pair of Formula 1 races will take it in turns to host their events from next season onwards. In 2013, Barcelona will continue as home of the Spanish Grand Prix before Valencia – which currently races under the European Grand Prix title – takes its own turn a year later.
“The race will be here in 2013 and in Valencia in 2014,” Ecclestone told Reuters on Saturday, confirming what GPUpdate.net had already reported as highly likely.
The switch also means that, next year, the European Grand Prix title will be absent from the F1 schedule for the first time since 1998; a year later, Germany’s Nürburgring hosted the event, having previously used the Luxembourg Grand Prix title.