Bren Cabildo Insular Circuit de Tenerife: The new track is awaiting homologation from the FIA and FIM, making it a strong contender to host the Spanish Grand Prix in the near future.
The FIA and FIM – governing bodies of F1 and MotoGP – are expected to grant their approval to the Tenerife circuit. Track inspectors Beppe Muscioni and Franco Uncini will carry out simulations for entry speeds and impacts of crashes.
“It is a question of waiting for both federations to finish the simulations,” Muscioni was quoted by gazzeta.it.
“With Uncini we have proposed a series of already agreed solutions. If after the checks there is the ok without a hitch, as I think it will be, we can start preparing.”
Tenerife wants to build a F1 testing venue which to be fair, looks better than any other F1 Spanish Circuit I have seen. Let´s hope it happens and we get a good circuit!
— Dusleee (@Dusleeee) May 15, 2021
Barcelona without a permanent agreement in place
To help matters for Tenerife, the incumbent Barcelona circuit doesn’t have a future/permanent agreement with the FIA. The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is anything but a fan favourite, arising from a dearth of overtakes during races.
Muscioni confirmed the circuit is being readied for Formula 1. It is being built covering over 4km, with 16 corners and an 819m main straight. The project is estimated to be around £20million.
“For Formula 1 we have made the circuit at a safety level of Grade 1. This means that if in the future the managers want to ask for the maximum homologation for their track because they wanted to host a Grand Prix, they could easily do so.”