The Portuguese Grand Prix was the fifth of eight one-off races added to the revised 2020 F1 calendar and it has made a return for 2021 as the round 3 race. The 2020 race was the first Portuguese Grand Prix for 24 years, when Jacques Villeneuve was victorious in his Williams-Renault ahead of teammate Damon Hill.
The 1996 race was at Estoril which was an F1 fixture since 1984. Currently the Portuguese Grand Prix takes place at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve which is located to the north of Portimao in southern Portugal.
The track was constructed in 2008 and although it hadn’t hosted an F1 race before 2020, it has held numerous motor sports events including World Superbikes, Le Mans Series and GP2.
Former Williams, Force India, Sauber and Racing Point driver Nico Hulkenberg sealed his GP2 Championship win in 2009 with victory in the Algarve.
Portuguese Grand Prix Recent Winners