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Formula 1

F1 signs deal to bring back cancelled Grand Prix

Formula 1 has signed a deal that will see a long-standing Grand Prix venue return to the calendar in 2023.

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Formula 1 have extended their contract with the Chinese Grand Prix, keeping the race in Shanghai until the 2025 season.

The Shanghai International Circuit hasn't held a Grand Prix since the 2019 event, with the 2020 race being the very first to be cancelled when the COVID-19 pandemic erupted. Until 2019, Shanghai had held a race every year since 2004.

Shanghai is yet to return to the calendar since the pandemic, and has also not been included on the 2022 calendar. This means that, at the earliest, F1 won't return to Shanghai until 2023.

"This is great news for all of our fans in China, and we are delighted to announce this agreement that will see us racing in Shanghai until 2025," said F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

"Our partnership with the promoter Juss Sports is incredibly strong, and we look forward to continuing our long-term partnership.

"While we are all disappointed we could not include China on the 2022 calendar due to ongoing pandemic conditions, China will be restored to the calendar as soon as conditions allow, and we look forward to being back with the fans as soon as we can."

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