Formula 1 formalizes the Portuguese Grand Prix: here is the full season calendar
Posted On March 11, 2021
F1 will return for the second year in a row to the Portimao circuit.
Formula 1 formalized the Portuguese Grand Prix in Portimao on May 2, the date scheduled for a race whose location was yet to be confirmed, the championship promoter and the International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced on Friday.
The Portimao circuit, in the Algarve region (south), will therefore host an F1 Grand Prix for the second time in its history, after the first last October during a reshaped season in the face of the pandemic.
“We hope to welcome the fans again to Portimao (27,000 in 2020, editor’s note) in complete safety and we are working with the promoter on the details of this plan,” F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali announced in a statement.
The May 2 slot remained vacant after the cancellation of the 2021 Vietnam Grand Prix for the second year in a row.
The season is set to start in Bahrain on March 28 and features a record 23 races. The Australian Grand Prix, which was scheduled to open the season on March 21, has been postponed to November 21. Also postponed, the Chinese GP, initially scheduled for April 11, has no new date.
In 2020, the Portuguese GP, back on the calendar for the first time since 1996, was won by future world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).