The Balearic Islands – home to many a sunburnt British tourist – could become the latest Spanish venue for a Formula 1 race, according to Italy’s Autosprint.

The Italian newspaper’s website arm is claiming that the circuit set to be built on the archipelago’s largest island, Majorca, could take away hosting rights to the Europeran MajorcaGrand Prix from the utterly dull Valencia street circuit.

The website claims that F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has already visited the proposed site for the 5.7km long circuit, which is located at Llucmajor, just outside the Majorcan major airport of Palma. The circuit’s construction is set to be finished in 2013.

It is also believed that Federico Gastaldi, the instrumental figure in Argentina’s return (albeit, short-lived) to the F1 calendar in the mid 1990s, has been earmarked as the man to negotiate a deal with Ecclestone.

[Original image via Daily Mail]

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