When does every F1 circuit’s contract run out?

F1 circuit contracts is always a hot topic in Formula 1 so find out when every track's deal runs out


Circuit choices are a classic gripe for Formula 1 fans, and everyone has their dream calendar that they’d love to see. The quality of circuits has improved in recent years as Sochi and Paul Ricard have left the calendar whilst Zandvoort, Imola and Jeddah have proved strong replacements.

All the tracks on the 2024 F1 calendar have contracts for 2025, so we can expect at least 24 races again next year. Find out when every F1 circuit’s contract expires.

Circuit Paul Ricard and Algarve International Circuit

Paul Ricard hosted the last race of its current contract in 2022 and it looks like the French Grand Prix will be taking another hiatus.

There’s some hope that it may return on a rotational basis with Spa but Belgian officials – and most F1 – will see this as a last resort.

The Algarve International Circuit was dealt a blow when F1 officials confirmed they wouldn’t replace the cancelled 2023 Chinese Grand Prix, but Portimao remains on standby if F1 needs it.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the start of the 2022 French Grand Prix REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgian GP: 2025

A fan favourite, and one of four circuits remaining from the first-ever F1 World Championship in 1950, Spa was extended once more at the 2023 race, with Stefano Domenicali saying he did see a long-term future for the track in F1.

Despite a string of unexceptional recent races, it would be a great shame to lose Spa but it’s already on the clock yet again.

A slot-sharing deal with Paul Ricard could be a short-term save if they can’t keep their permanent slot but definitely wouldn’t be an ideal option longer-term, with the circuit seemingly in the same position as Silverstone at the end of the 2000s – needing infrastructure upgrades to compete with F1’s shiny new toys.

Monte Carlo, Monaco Grand Prix: 2025

Until recently, Monaco was in Spa‘s position – an original 1950 circuit that looked like its 2023 race could be the last.

But as F1 announced its 2023 calendar, news broke that Monaco will remain until at least 2025.

It no longer feels an absolute guarantee that it’ll stay though, especially with fans split on whether the occasion and history outweighs the usually dull racing.

Monza, Italian GP: 2025

The last truly heritage race on this list, the passion of the Tifosi surely make the circuit undroppable.

Imola, Emilia Romagna GP: 2025

One of the more surprising success stories of the last few years, at the end of 2019 you’d have got long odds on Imola making a permanent return to the F1 calendar but it’s set for at least three more editions.

While it’d be nice if Imola does stay on the calendar beyond that, F1 looks likely to shed more European races and it may be near the top of the list.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 24, 2022 Race fans lets off flares in the stand during the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Shanghai International Circuit, Chinese GP: 2025

F1 hasn’t raced in China since the thousandth grand prix in 2019, but the sport reaffirmed its commitment to the race in November 2021 extending its contract until 2025.

The Chinese GP was meant to return in 2023 but the country’s continued strict Covid-19 regulations forced a cancellation. However, it will be back in April 2024 after a five-year absence.

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City GP: 2025

A circuit that’s even more on the edge, especially now F1 has four other races in North America, though it apparently is still a moneyspinner for the sport.

The vibrant Mexican fans are a huge asset for the circuit but they can’t sustain a grand prix slot on their own, and the 2023 event being the best race at the track said more about previous editions.

Sergio Perez‘s F1 career will likely be either finished or winding down by 2025 too, which removes a key link the circuit would play off.

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spanish GP: 2025

After barely keeping it’s head above water for so long, the Circuit de Catalunya‘s time in F1 will come to an end in 2025. It’s one of very few circuits to have hosted a grand prix every season since 1991 but unfortunately its long-overdue track layout changes came too late and the Spanish GP will move to the capital from 2026.

Zandvoort, Dutch GP: 2025

From one Red Bull home race to another, Zandvoort should be safe as long as Max Verstappen remains anywhere near the top of F1.

It took a while to get it back on the calendar after the planned 2020 return was postponed but with an atmosphere more akin to the Johan Cruyff Arena than an F1 race, Zandvoort has at least four more races contracted.

Baku City Circuit, Azerbaijan GP: 2026

Another track that’s provided reliable entertainment, Baku‘s contract was due to expire in 2023 but that’s been extended for another three races. The circuit arrived with a bang, though the quality of racing has started to regress to the sport-wide mean over recent years with the jaw-dropping 2018 demolition derby now a distant memory – for perspective that was the first season of Drive to Survive!

It’s another race that feels like it’s becoming a permanent edition to the calendar, but that’s not guaranteed when there are always other oil-rich countries lining up to host F1, and the lack of a true long-term extension will concern Baku officials.

Circuit of the Americas, United States GP: 2026

There’s been occasional talk that the Circuit of the Americas could be in trouble given the two other American races now on the calendar.

But it’s anchored F1 in its biggest target market in a way that no other circuit has managed to since Watkins Glen – for many fans the pilgrimage to Austin has become an annual tradition.

It’s still got at least three more races yet, and hopefully there’s another long-term contract extension on the way.

The start of the 2023 United States GP | Rudy Carezzevoli / Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

Hungaroring, Hungarian GP: 2027

The longest contract of any European circuit, Hungary was F1’s first foray behind the Iron Curtain and it delivers year after year.

A circuit that shouldn’t necessarily work for F1 but continues to excite, the difficulty of overtaking and emphasis on sound strategy should carry on producing exciting races for at least five more years.

Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore GP: 2028

F1’s first-ever night race, Singapore overcame a two-year hiatus and remains a tricky challenge for any driver.

Given the temperatures and humidity, the tight walls will be waiting to catch out any lapses in concentration for six more grand prix at a minimum.

Suzuka, Japanese GP: 2029

F1 missed Suzuka twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic but Japan has such a rich motorsport history that it was never in doubt that it would return.

In February 2024, the classic track signed a new five-year deal that will see the Japanese GP remain on the calendar until at least 2029.

The Japanese GP will remain on F1’s calendar until at least 2029 | Ferrari

Interlagos, Sao Paulo GP: 2030

One of the more storied circuits at this end of the list, it really looked like the writing was on the wall for Interlagos when former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced in 2019 that the race would move to Rio de Janeiro.

Things didn’t improve when the 2020 edition was cancelled, but after plans to construct the Rio circuit were finally scrapped at the start of 2021, Interlagos is now signed up until the next decade as the Sao Paulo GP.

One of two tracks that’s not had a bad race in five years, Interlagos is a must-have for F1.

Red Bull Ring, Austrian Grand Prix: 2030

Austria did have question marks over it ahead of 2023, having agreed a publicly undefined ‘multi-year’ deal at the end of 2020 but, its now been solidified until the end of the decade.

The Red Bull Ring‘s held more grand prix than any other country since 2020 – five – and consistently delivers action-packed races despite being a Max Verstappen favourite.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 Fans display the Austrian flag in the stands before the race REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Jeddah/Qiddiya, Saudi Arabian GP: 2030

Not even a nearby missile strike could stop this event going ahead in 2022. The Jeddah Street Circuit was only meant to host two or three events, but will likely keep going until at least 2025.

A new circuit at Qiddiya will be the long-term home for this event, set to be F1’s longest circuit set in a new, purpose-built entertainment district.

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi GP: 2030

The 2021 improvements to the circuit have improved it, but there’s only so much lipstick you can put on a pig.

But Yas Marina’s here to stay and looks like it’s set to hold the next eight season finales whether fans like it or not.

Max Verstappen of Red Bull leads the field at the start of 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix | Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian GP: 2031

Montreal was already signed up until 2029 pre-Covid, but the cancelled 2020 and 2021 editions were added to that contract meaning it’s firmly in the long-term category.

Miami International Autodrome, Miami GP: 2031

Another circuit that shows long-term contracts aren’t always good contracts, Miami at least gives F1 a good geographic spread across the US.

Given the tracks further up this list that could be squeezed out, it’s hard to justify this event alongside the two other American grand prix but it’s locked in for the long term.

The Strip Circuit: Las Vegas: 2032

The 2023 Las Vegas GP was a qualified success, with a scintillating three-way battle for the lead between Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez rescuing a weekend that had been overshadowed by the year’s most famous manhole cover.

However, an initial three-year deal had already been extended to ten races even before the 2023 Bahrain GP, which provides plenty of reasons for optimism after a stellar opening race.

Losail International Circuit, Qatar GP: 2032

2023 will see the second Qatar GP, after a dull 2021 edition set up the Abu Dhabi showdown between Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Teams and drivers liked it though.

It had signed a ten-year agreement before that race, but that was put on hold for the 2022 World Cup so will officially begin in 2023.

Silverstone, British GP: 2034

Another highlight of the 2023 season, it’s been well over a decade since Silverstone rode out the threat of Donnington Park for the British GP and it’s gone from strength to strength ever since.

It really feels like F1‘s home event, fans pack out the stands year after year and Lando Norris and George Russell ensure they’ll have home drivers to cheer for in the seasons to come as Silverstone announced a new contract with F1 that expires in 2034.

Madrid: 2035

The as-yet-unnamed Madrid street circuit will take over hosting the Spanish GP from 2026. It’s apparently gone for the Formula E strategy of racing in an iconic city then putting the circuit in a completely uniconic far-flung suburb, but maybe it will be great for racing. Either way, fans will have a decade to make up their minds.

Albert Park, Australian GP: 2035

Australian officials signed off on a bumper deal just as fans were becoming more skeptical of Albert Park‘s place on the calendar.

F1 needs a foothold in Australia but there’s not been a classic grand prix in Melbourne for a while and without its reputation as the first day of school each year, some of the allure has been lost.

As part of the deal it’ll host the season opener at least five times, and it’s set to host FIA F2 and F3 from 2023.

Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit. Credit: Action Images / Crispin Thruston

Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain GP: 2036

Bahrain has F1’s longest-running contract, after it inked a huge 15-race deal before the start of the 2022 season.

However, that may be under threat after the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy accused it of breaching Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development guidelines and launched a legal challenge.

The organisation said: “Formula 1 failed to engage with human rights stakeholders including human rights organisations, legislators from across Europe, victims impacted by the Formula 1 race and those who have faced reprisals for their human rights work.”

F1 track contracts list

Grand PrixF1 contract expiry
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix2030
Australian Grand Prix2035
Austrian Grand Prix2030
Azerbaijan Grand Prix2026
Bahrain Grand Prix2036
Belgian Grand Prix2025
British Grand Prix2029
Canadian Grand Prix2031
Chinese Grand Prix2025
Dutch Grand Prix2025
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2025
Hungarian Grand Prix2027
Italian Grand Prix2025
Japanese Grand Prix2034
Las Vegas Grand Prix2032
Mexican Grand Prix2025
Miami Grand Prix2031
Monaco Grand Prix2025
Qatar Grand Prix2032
Sao Paulo Grand Prix2030
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix2030
Singapore Grand Prix2028
Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona)2025
Spanish Grand Prix (Madrid)2035 (starting 2026)
United States Grand Prix2026
Adam Dickinson
An international multi-award-winning journalist, Adam Dickinson has written for Total-Motorsport.com since June 2022 and also contributes to TNT Sports, Eurosport and the Rugby Paper. He's also had articles published in the Daily Telegraph and several local newspapers, previously worked for Last-Lap.co.uk and FeederSeries.net in motorsport, and graduated with a First-Class Journalism Degree from the University of Sheffield having also studied in Oklahoma. Adam started watching F1 by accident in 2007, catching the last race in Indianapolis, and attended his first race as a journalist at the 2023 British Grand Prix.
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