Covid translation is still spreading globally and shows no signs of ending. Sport is affected and Mode 1 is no exception. On the positive side, thanks to that, the new races are continuously used for the 2020 season. Like the next destination in Portugal, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve has a F1 race for the first time.
The Portuguese GP appeared in 1951 on the Boavista racetrack located on the streets of Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, but it was not until 1958 that this tournament became part of the modern F1 era.
From 1954, Boavista and the Monsanto race in Lisbon held the rotation until 1960 (except for 1956). Monsanto Park was abandoned after the 1959 race, as well as the tournament after the 1960 race.
Returning to the F1 schedule at the end of the 1984 season, the Portuguese GP reappeared with a new location, the Circuito do Estoril race track in the suburbs of Lisbon, a memorable moment when Alain Prost won the race but never again. could not win the championship by losing half a point to teammate Niki Lauda.
In 1985, the race took place in April under the rain, when Ayrton Senna got her first victory in her F1 career. Since 1986, the Portuguese GP has returned to the “traditional” time frame, in late September, and takes place annually until 1996.
Estoril was set as the final destination of the 1997 season, but for financial reasons, the last leg was replaced by the European GP held in Spain. The Portuguese GP was added to the 1998 F1 calendar but was canceled due to the fact that track improvements could not be completed in time.