Formula 1 confirms May 2 Portuguese GP at Portimão
Formula 1 has confirmed that the Portuguese Grand Prix, the third round of the 2021 F1 world championship, will take place at Portimão on May 2.
The Algarve International Circuit hosted its first F1 race last October following a rejiggling of the disrupted 2020 calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The race was open to 27,000 fans and Portimão is working with the Portuguese government to allow spectators to fill its grandstands in May.
“We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 will be racing again in Portimao after the huge success of the race last year,” said Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1.
“We want to thank the promoter and the Portuguese Government for their hard work and dedication in getting us to this point.
“We are confident and excited about our 2021 season, having shown last year that we could deliver 17 races safely and bring our millions of fans thrilling racing at a difficult time.
“We hope to welcome fans to Portimao again this season in a safe way and are working with the promoter on the details of that plan.”
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This year’s record 23-race season which will kick off in Bahrain on March 28 will feature three events during the month of May, with Portimão followed a week later by Barcelona on May 9 and by F1’s return to Monaco on May 23.
Check out the complete 2021 F1 calendar and all race schedules here.
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