"For us it will be amazing to see these new generation of F1 cars running there because the elevations are incredibly high, the speed in the corners is truly huge, so it will be an amazing place to see an F1 car," said Pinheiro. That is likely to be where most of the overtaking takes place, although passing should be aided by what is a wide circuit. It's situated right in the south of Portugal, also close to the Algarve city of Lagos. I love to explore Italy; it is a lot of fun to try to see everything like I'm seeing it for the first time, keeping you, our readers, always in mind. Prost won the race, but Lauda won the title via the smallest margin in F1 history (half a point). "The simulation we've got it's 1:14 pole position lap, so it's really, really fast," revealed the circuit CEO. P.Iva 05515250487, Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence, Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch, Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence with Optional Hiking, I'm from California but have called Florence my home for over a decade. Another step into the F1 unknown, the Portuguese GP - live only on Sky Sports F1 this weekend and the first of a double header with Imola before a trip to Turkey next month - is not one to be missed, particularly with a long-standing record ready to be broken…. Portuguese Grand Prix It was like three races in one day. Sep 13, 2020, 8:38 AM Lewis Hamilton won an incident-packed Tuscan Grand Prix for Mercedes at Mugello, round nine of the Formula 1 World Championship and … Jacques Villeneuve won the last Portuguese GP in 1996 before it fell off the calendar. Hits & misses: Liverpool grit returns, Man Utd lacking creativity? The debut Portugal race is famed for Sir Stirling Moss' victory, and his sportsmanship in pleading for title rival, and eventual winner, Mike Hawthorn to get a race disqualification rescinded. So it will be completely smooth and very fast.". "It's really hard to understand how an F1 car can lap as fast as that on our race-track. While Portimao is new to the sport, Portugal itself is steeped in F1 history. If you have itinerary-related questions, please post them there. However, with F1 turning to European circuits old and new following the cancelled start to the 2020 season, Portimao finally has its chance. Only two of the current grid have ever been on the track in an F1 car, both of those being McLaren drivers (Lewis Hamilton, January test 2009 and Lando Norris, 2017 test in old car). The following Portuguese GP, meanwhile, was notable for Ayrton Senna's maiden F1 victory in the wet. Hamilton's victory at the Nurburgring helped him equal Michael Schumacher's record tally of 91 F1 wins while also moving him 69 points clear in the title race following Bottas' DNF. There have been 16 official world championship races in the country, the first three switching between circuits in Boavista and Monsanto, before the much-loved Estoril took its place on the calendar between 1984 and 1996.