La F1 filled in the missing box on the 2021 World Cup calendar with the Grand Prix of Portugal, which will be played on May 2 at the Algarve International Circuit, in the town of Portimao; within the framework of the third date of the contest.
The Portuguese track received the F.1 last year, thus cutting a streak of 25 years without competitions of the specialty in that country. The victory in this test was for the English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).
“We are delighted to announce that Formula 1 will be racing again at Portimao after the great success of the race last year. We want to thank the promoter and the Portuguese Government for their hard work and dedication to bring us to this point ”, celebrated Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1.
The Italian showed "Confident and enthusiastic" with the season that is about to start and after showing in 2020 that they could "Deliver 17 races safely and bring millions of exciting racing fans through a difficult time."
"We look forward to welcoming the fans back to Portimao again in a safe manner and we are working with the promoter on the details of that plan," the executive sentenced. In October, around 25.000 viewers They were able to go to the Algarve Circuit.
For its part, Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism of Portugal, stressed that "The realization of big events" in the country "It is very important for its image and international promotion as a tourist destination."
"I want to thank the FIA and F.1 for their trust in Portugal, the Algarve and their International Circuit to host a stage of the calendar, and we express our full commitment to make it a great success", sentenced.