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CEO: Italy may lose one F1 race by 2026

CEO: Italy may lose one F1 race by 2026
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F1's CEO has acknowledged that one of Italy's two Grands Prix is unlikely to remain on the calendar after 2025.

F1's CEO has acknowledged that one of Italy's two Grands Prix is unlikely to remain on the calendar after 2025.

The sport is racing at Imola this week, just a few months before the historic Italian GP at the iconic Monza circuit.

"Italy is a central part of our calendar," Stefano Domenicali told La Repubblica. "But we will soon have to address together the amount of resources to invest as a country."

"The uniqueness of a grand prix is no longer enough. We need to make a change of pace with the infrastructure for the fans."

Nevertheless, the F1 CEO maintained that it's "possible" for both Imola and Monza to secure new contracts.

"Yes, but objectively it's quite difficult," the Italian admitted.

"There are more and more countries ready to enter the calendar, from the far east of the world, to the United States to Europe itself, like Madrid which has demonstrated that it is possible to innovate."

Domenicali stated that the critical moment for Italian promoters is approaching.

"At the end of August, in Monza, we will take stock with the government institutions and with the Aci," he said.

"If today some countries do not have the desire to invest, cooperate with us, or make long-term plans, then they risk being left without the grand prix."

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