Formula 1 officially returns to Portugal on 25 October

in News · 24-07-2020 15:41:00 · 0 Comments

The Formula 1 World Championship will return to Portugal on 25 October, 24 years after the last time, now at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, in Portimão, the organisation announced on 24 July.

The Grand Prix of Portugal will be between 23 and 25 October, with the presence of a public on the stands expected, Ni Amorim, president of the Portuguese Federation of Motoring and Karting (FPAK), told Lusa on 24 July.

The first 10 races of the new calendar were already known, whose initial round was played in Spielberg, Austria, on 5 July, with the Austrian circuit to receive another event the following weekend, before the Hungarian Grand Prix, on 19 July.

The last time that Formula 1 passed through 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.

The competition was 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 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 or the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.

In addition to the Portuguese GP, which will be the 11th race of the championship, events were announced at the Nurburgring, in Germany, from 9 to 11 October, and a race in Imola, from 31 October to 1 November.

2020 Formula 1 World Championship Calendar:

July 3 to 5 - Austrian Grand Prix at Spielberg

July 10 to 12 - Steiermark Grand Prix, Spielberg

July 17th to 19th - Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest

July 31 to August 2 - British Grand Prix at Silverstone

August 7th to 9th - Grand Prix 70 Years of F1, at Silverstone

August 14 to 16 - Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona

August 28 to 30 - Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps

September 4th to 6th - Italian Grand Prix at Monza

September 11th to 13th - Ferrari 1000 GP at Mugello

September 25 to 27 - Russian GP in Sochi

October 9th to 11th - Eifel GP at Nurbirgring

23 to 25 October - Portuguese GP in Portimão

October 31st and November 1st - Emilia Romana GP, in Imola


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