Barcelona and Valencia on collision course over 2014 race 28 June, 2013 Crowds at the Spanish GP in Barcelona Barcelona organisers are unapologetic after putting tickets on sale for a 2014 Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix, and apparently on track for a full scale confrontation with Valencia organisers. Valencia, absent from this year’s schedule, this week expressed surprise that tickets for a Formula 1 race at the Circuit de Catalunya have gone on sale. Valencia vice president Jose Ciscar said a “verbal agreement” between the port city and Barcelona to alternate a single Spanish F1 race, starting with Valencia in 2014, is now “in force”. But Barcelona circuit president Vicenc Aguilera told Spain’s Marca sports newspaper: “We have a contract until 2016 and we will organise [a race] every year until then. “Indeed, if we can, we’ll do even more years,” he added. (GMM) Subbed by AJN.