In a statement after the first online meeting of the F1 Commission, the FIA ??reveals that it "intends to fill the position [that remains blank on the calendar for 2 May] with a race in Portugal", however, "the final agreement is still subject to the contract with the promoter".

If confirmed, it will be the 18th Portuguese GP, the second in a row, after returning to national territory in 2020 after 24 years of absence.

In 2020, the race, which took place at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA), which will receive this year's race, was won by Briton Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who thus became the driver with the most victories in the sport's history, surpassing the 91 of Michael Schumacher.