Catalunya chiefs rule out rotation

Circuit de Catalunya officials have made it clear they have no intention of alternating the Spanish Grand Prix with Valencia.

The Valencia Street Circuit played host to the European Grand Prix for five years, from 2008 to 2012, only to drop off the calendar for next season.

It was suggested earlier this year Barcelona and Valencia would take it in turns to stage the Spanish Grand Prix, starting with the former for 2013.

But Vincente Aguilera, president of the Consortium of the Circuit de Catalunya, has indicated that will not be the case.

"We have a contract to host the GP of Spain until 2016 and we want to keep it," Aguilera told El Mundo Deportivo.

"Indeed, we are open to negotiate the extension until 2020."