Portuguese Grand Prix: 5 Keys Everyone Ought To Know

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What is so special about the Portuguese Grand Prix? Formula 1 is coming to Portimao and if you want to know more than “how long is the Portuguese circuit” and “where is the Portimao then this article is for you. Here are the most important points before the Formula 1 race in Portugal, let’s get ready together.

Q1: Who knows more about the Portuguese Grand Prix?

As we all know, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is 4.684 kilometres long and has 15 corners. You may be surprised, but Williams Racing won this Grand Prix six times, as a constructor.
Mclaren also knows what this circuit is all about, they have won here three times. Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell share the record for most Portuguese wins with three each.
Portuguese Grand Prix
Portuguese Grand Prix

 Q2: When was the last time Formula One fans saw the Portuguese Grand Prix?

This Grand Prix has two editions of this race held in Porto in 1958 and 1960 and in Monsanto in 1959.Portugal held Formula One 13 times between 1984 and 1996, the last time in 1996 when Damon Hill won in Estoril

Q3: What is the Portuguese circuit like?

I suggest you to get one lap! 

Q4: What is the schedule for the Portuguese Grand Prix?

Check your watch, following is local time.

Thursday, 22 OCTOBER

Team track walks 09:00 – 12:30
Press Conference 14:00 – 17:35


First Practice Session 11:00 – 12:30
Second Practice Session 15:00 – 16:30


Third Practice Session 11:00 – 12:00
Qualifying Session 14:00 – 15:00
Press Conference 15:00 – 16:00


Drivers’ Presentation 11:20 – 12:00
End Racism Recognition 12:53 – 12:54
National Anthem 12:54 – 12:56
Grand Prix (66 Laps or 120 Mins) 13:10 – 15:10
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Portuguese Grand Prix

Q5: What about the Covid 19 situation?

According to the official programme of the Portuguese Grand Prix, the events of the Paddock Club are part of the daily activities.
This means that the Algarve is not only prepared to host the guests of the Portuguese Paddock Club, but also many fans. At the beginning, Portimao was prepared to host up to 50,000 spectators on each day of the race weekend! However, after reporting the new record of 2,608 cases of COVID-19 in a single day, Algero race track hid the hospitality, the number of spectators is capping to 27,500 per day.
Any time and anywhere, remember to keeping safety.