A Spanish official has played down rumours that the future of the grand prix in Barcelona could be in doubt.
Barcelona's current contract is set to expire next year, and there are concerns that amid the political wrangling involving the Catalonia region, the F1 race could be left exposed.
"As director of another circuit (Valencia), I can tell you that this is purely an administrative matter," Gonzalo Gobert, an FIA representative for Spain, told Radio Marca.
"The only thing this means is that someone must approve the budgets for the sponsorship of the circuit.
"Chase Carey said that Liberty is delighted with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and the circuit is delighted with F1.
"I have no doubt that the renewal will be signed."
This year's Spanish Grand Prix takes place on May 13.