Barcelona will not share race with Valencia
12 May 2013 – Circuit de Catalunya chiefs have no plans to share the Spanish Grand Prix with the Valencia street track in future seasons, despite Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone stating last year that the venues will alternate from 2013 onwards.
The Barcelona circuit, which has played host to the Formula 1 fraternity since 1991, holds a race contract until 2016 and, amid the ongoing speculation, general manager Salvador Servià says ticket prices for next year have already been published.
"We are working on next year. We have already published the ticket prices for 2014," Servià told the Reuters news agency of the current situation. He later added: "We have done 23 years of Formula 1 and our objective is to do another 23 years."
The Valencia street circuit disappeared from this year's Formula 1 calendar after hosting five European Grands Prix, with a lack of finances cited as the key factor. Ecclestone has also been eager for just one event to take place in Spain.