The FIA and Formula 1 have confirmed the Portuguese Grand Prix will go ahead in 2021. It will serve as round 3 of the season, with race day scheduled on May 2nd.
“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 CEO Stefano Domenicali said to Formula1.com
“We want to thank the promoter and the Portuguese Government for their hard work in getting us to this point. Formula 1 is confident and excited about our 2021 season. 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.”
Portugal hosted a race last year, for the first time in a quarter of a century. Lewis Hamilton took a record-breaking 92nd win there in 2020. Taking the record of most race victories off Michael Schumacher. The venue this year will again be Algarve. The track will host the third round of the MotoGP world championship too.
The 2021 season kicks off with testing in Bahrain next week, followed by Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28th.