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Return to F1 calendar in 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix – Motorsports

Portugal’s Algarve circuit will return to the F1 calendar this season to take away the vacant slots left by Vietnam on May 2.

The BBC and Sky Sports television said at a F1 committee meeting Thursday that it would be officially announced that the third round of the season would take place in Portugal.

Sources told Reuters that the news originally reported by motorsport.com was correct.

The Algarve circuit near Portimao hosted its first Grand Prix last October with a significantly revised calendar for the COVID-19 pandemic.

The return should have been confirmed last month, but it became suspicious as it imposed a national blockade in the wake of the surge in incidents.

Bahrain, which opens on March 28 I was able to host two consecutive races If the Portuguese plan is cancelled.

The Portuguese Grand Prix will take place on the weekend before the Spanish round at the Catalunya circuit in Barcelona.

This means avoiding the need for a hotel quarantine period that would occur under current rules if most UK-based teams stay abroad and return directly from Portugal.

Portugal is on the UK’s “Red List” of high-risk countries.

F1 staff must take regular tests during the season and the team is active in the racetrack protection bubble.

F1’s new CEO Stefano Domenicali said last week that the sport is aiming for a record 23 races this year after only 17 races last season.

– Motorsports

Return to F1 calendar in 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix

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