F1 to stage Chinese GP until 2025

Race has been absent from the calendar for the last two years due to Covid-19.

F1 to stage Chinese GP until 2025

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  • Race absent from F1 calendar in 2020, 2021 and 2022 due to Covid-19 restrictions
  • Event has been an F1 fixture since 2004

The Chinese Grand Prix will remain on the Formula One calendar until 2025 following the announcement of a new deal.

The race in Shanghai has been absent from the schedule for the past two years, and will not form part of next season’s record-breaking 23-round calendar either following Covid-19 restrictions.

But the fixture, first introduced in 2004, remains in the sport’s long-term plans.

Commenting on the contract extension, Formula One chief executive 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.

“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.”