Formula 1 officially returning to Portugal

in News · 31-07-2020 01:00:00 · 6 Comments

The Formula 1 World Championship will return to Portugal on 25 October, 24 years after the last race, and will this time be held at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, in Portimão.

The Grand Prix of Portugal will be staged between 23 and 25 October and tickets for the event are already on sale, Ni Amorim, president of the Portuguese Federation of Motoring and Karting (FPAK), told Lusa.

The last time that Formula 1 came to Portugal was in 1996, in Estoril.

Canadian Jacques Villeneuve (Williams) was the last winner of the race, leaving his teammate, Briton Damon Hill, in second place. German Michael Schumacher in Benetton completed the podium but would lose the title that year to Hill.

Formula 1 had initially been scheduled to start on 15 March in Australia, but the race was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Altogether, 13 of the 22 races of the season have been cancelled or postponed, but championship officials hope to have a calendar of 15 to 18 races by the end of this year.

The succession of cancellations has opened the door to the use of new circuits in the second half of the Formula 1 World Championship season, such as the Mugello circuit and the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.


What’s up with the chauvinism here?

By Joana Belo from USA on 03-08-2020 10:57

Have you ever seen women drive, the race would finish by men, the woman would be putting on makeup and lighting a cigarette and driving in circles.

By Callum Murray from Algarve on 03-08-2020 12:53

Love Steve's comment is so gifted, it's not accomplishing anything.

By William from Other on 02-08-2020 04:12

Steve, you should get a grip.

By John from Other on 01-08-2020 04:24

Where can you buy tickets for this event thanks.

By Alan from Algarve on 31-07-2020 08:17

Male-Chauvinistic money & energy wasting on a major.
How many women have won it?
How many women have competed in its history?
How many semi naked make-up'd men are eye candy for who ever?
Horses for courses Steve, Motor racing is Carbon Neutral with "trickle down" tech reaching out.
Please forgive my ignorance of young men driving fast cars. Portugal needs the cash.

Love Steve.

By Love Steve from Alentejo on 31-07-2020 02:30
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