Chase Carey wants 'long term' Spanish GP

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
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New F1 boss Chase Carey says that he aims to keep Barcelona on the calendar for the "long term".

New Formula 1 boss Chase Carey has said that he aims to keep Barcelona on the calendar for the "long term".

The Circuit de Catalunya is the sport's most used track for testing, and the long-time host of the annual Spanish Grand Prix.

"We have a contract to continue with Barcelona and we hope it will also continue to be the case in the future," Carey, who took over from ousted F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, told the Spanish media.

"Our intention is that the contract will be in the long term, and we'll put our efforts into making it the case."

Carey said Barcelona is a "beautiful and magical city".

"We choose to be here in this part of Europe, because this continent is very important to the sport," he added.

American Carey also said that he is happy with how the 2017 season is going, characterised by the new, faster cars.

"We have plans to make Formula 1 ever more interesting and attractive to the fans," he said.

"So far we've had three different winners in four races and that's making this championship very interesting."

The championship continues with the Barcelona race next Sunday.

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