Portimão has been confirmed to be hosting the Portuguese Grand Prix as the 3rd race of the 2021 F1 season on the 30 April – 2 May. This will be the second time the Algarve circuit will be used in a Formula One season, after it returned in 2020 to fill race slots taken up by the COVID-19 pandemic. This race came as the first Portuguese Grand Prix since 1996 at Estoril, a race won by Jaques Villeneuve. The 2020 race saw Carlos Sainz take an early lead and Kimi Raikkonen make up a huge number of positions in what was a highly exciting start to a Grand Prix. The race has been rumoured to replace a TBC slot since earlier in the year. “It is the intention of Formula 1 to fill the “TBC” position with a race at Portimão in Portugal on the dates already held in the calendar,” an F1 statement said on the matter. “The final agreement is still subject to contract with the promoter.” Now this contract has been signed and Portugal will return to host the 2021 installment of the Portuguese Grand Prix.
Written by Sam Stewart, Edited by Daniel Yi