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Formula One Confirm Portuguese Grand Prix as Round 3 on May 2

Portuguese GP (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Portuguese GP (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Formula One confirmed that Portimao will host the Portuguese Grand Prix on May 2.

Formula One, on Friday, confirmed that Portimao will host the Heineken Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix on May 2, which will be round 3 of a record-breaking 23-race championship.

Last October, F1 returned to Portugal for the first time in 25 years as Lewis Hamilton claimed a record 92nd career win ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen.

Formula 1 said in a statement that they are working to get fans to attend, with 27,000 fans who were present last season.


“We are thrilled to announce that Formula 1 will be racing again in Portimao after the huge success of the race last year,” Formula 1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali said.

“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,” he added.

“Holding major events in our country is very important for the image and international promotion of Portugal as a tourist destination, and so it is with great interest that we see the return of Formula 1 to the Algarve in 2021. I want to thank the FIA and F1 for its confidence in Portugal, the Algarve and the Algarve International Racetrack by choosing our country to host a stage of the F1 calendar, and to express our full commitment to make it a big success,” said Rita Marques, Portugal’s Secretary of State of Tourism.

first published:March 05, 2021, 15:08 IST