F1 Secures Trademark for ‘Madrid Grand Prix’

Madrid appears to be on the fast track to the Formula 1 calendar. Over the weekend, Sergio Perez added fuel to the rumours surrounding a potential race deal between F1 and the Spanish capital.

In a thrilling spectacle, he delighted 50,000 fans in Madrid by showcasing two Red Bull cars that had secured championship titles under the skilled driving of Sebastian Vettel.

The event further intensified speculation about the prospect of a future F1 race in Madrid.

“Although I’m not at home,” the Mexican told local Spanish media, “I feel as if I am.

“Madrid deserves a Formula 1 race,” Perez declared.

Madrid, whose event would be a street race, would apparently replace rather than complement the existing Spanish GP at Barcelona.

“Street races are special,” said Perez, “because there is a different atmosphere in each city.

“This is a great city,” he added in Madrid, “and the atmosphere would be fantastic.

“I’m also very good at these types of circuits,” Perez smiled.

Madrid officials last week indicated that the signing of a contract is now looming – and Formula 1 appears to agree.

Via the Formula One Licensing subsidiary, Liberty Media has now registered two new trademarks – ‘Madrid Grand Prix’ and ‘Formula 1 Madrid Grand Prix’.