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Formula 1 has announced a new deal to keep the Chinese Grand Prix on the calendar until at least 2025.

The race at the Shanghai International Circuit was first held in 2004. However it was absent from the schedule for the second time this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and has not been included on the 2022 F1 calendar.

The continuation of the race “is great news for all of our fans in China” said F1 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.”

Chinese racer Guanyu Zhou, who lies second in the Formula 2 standings, is among the potential candidates for the final remaining seat on the F1 grid for next year. If he gains the place at Alfa Romeo, he would become the first Chinese driver to participate in an F1 race.

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